The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now..

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    1. The tv series is definitely a masterpiece. The cinematography is done so well so pull the viewer in and experience it from the perspective of the character.

      In most cases, the book is usually better than the movie or series. There are quite a few differences between the book and series. Some small details were changed in the series to make it ‘appeal’ more to the masses, and then there are some bigger differences in the story.

      If you enjoy the series I would highly recommend the book. I think you might equally enjoy it 🙂


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