People have been telling me for several years that I ought to read this book. I enjoy Margaret Atwood’s books and I really like dystopian novels, so I’m not sure why I never got around to picking it up.
Picking my holiday reading, I found this on the shelf and decided that it was time I read it.
I loved it! It’s an amazing book: funny, immensely sad, thought-provoking and like nothing else I’ve read. There’s scarcely a topic that she doesn’t manage to squeeze in: climate change, GM foods and medicine, child abuse; every moral issue you’d find if you opened any newspaper on any given day.
But the book is never dry or lecturing: it’s warm, dark and juicy. Great to get your teeth into. I’m really looking forward to picking up the sequel.