Overall rating: 4/5
After I watched the television adaption of Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale, I became very interested in her novel and bought it as soon as I could. The popular topic of discussion surrounding The Handmaid’s Tale is the relevance that it has in the states, and it was alarming to me how much I agreed with the sentiment.
The novel tells the story of Offred, who fans have assumed her real name was June, a Handmaid in the States where a totalitarian, Christian theonomy has overthrown the government. The Handmaid’s are women who are still fertile, as something occurred to cause men and women to become sterile, and those in power round them up like cattle and give them to important men and their wives in hopes that the man knocks her up within a couple of years.