I read "Handmaid's Tale" many years ago and since then have been tempted to read more by Margaret Atwood. I tried "The Blind Assassin" and didn't like it. But did I learn? No.
I heard a the Arizona Origins presentation that she was considered a science fiction writer so I thought, I'll try again.
This book teases throughout as to what has happened to civilization such that the main character is the only normal human left. The "reveal" is a bust and not worth slogging through in my opinion. The author extends the effect of many of today's technologies to predict a doom and gloom future that gets us back to where we started.
Maybe it would have had a bigger impact if I'd read it when it came out in 2003. Or maybe, I just don't like her endless detail about nothing. On to something better I hope.
Published: 2003 Read: April 2013 Genre: Fiction (with a futuristic spin)