I have made the decision to read one classic a month this year and the first one I chose was “The Handmaids Tale” by Margaret Atwood. I really enjoyed reading it and wish I had read it before now. It was easy to read and I really got involved with the charactors. I read it in a couple sittings and it was a good start to my resolution to read more classics. Here is the description from goodreads:
In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate ‘Handmaids’ under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the ‘time before’ and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.