The Testaments

Margaret Atwood returns to Gilead more than fifteen years after the events at the conclusion of The Handmaid’s Tale.  Broken up by three narrators, The Testaments tells of the collapse of Gilead and the events that led to its demise. When Margaret Atwood announced a sequel to her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale, the collective…

The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood is Margaret Atwood’s follow up to Oryx & Crake.  Rather than write a direct sequel, The Year of the Flood’s events occur alongside Oryx & Crake, acting as a stort of expansion on the original story.  The story follows Toby and Ren, two of the three people Jimmy comes into…

The Handmaid’s Tale

Tragedy strikes the United States and in an effort to rebuild society, terrifying new measures are implemented, stripping women of their rights as human beings.  No longer permitted to work, own property and their identities erased, women have been reduced to their most basic function – carrying life.  If they’re unable to conceive, they’re shipped…

Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake This is my first attempt with Atwood. Being Canadian, I’m surprised it took me this long to pick up a novel by one of our most celebrated authors. Also, she’s written what many consider one of the greatest post-apocolyptic novels out there with The Handmaid’s Tale. Being that it’s one of…