This year’s Booker Prize has been announced in London today and for the first time in almost 30 years, the prize has been jointly awarded to two authors – Margaret Atwood for The Testaments and Bernadine Evaristi for Girl, Woman, Other.
Originally published in 1985, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ is the definition of dystopian literature. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ takes place in what remains of near-future United States and is told in the first-person by Offred. Her name literally means of-Fred – women are named for the men who own them. These women serve as “handmaids” for military […]
When Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale was released in 1985, it was an immediate and visceral success. Thirty-two years later, the novel is even more terrifying and socially relevant today. Set in the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian theocracy that has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid’s Tale follows the story of […]
Oryx And Crake is unlike anything I have ever read. I’m honestly at a loss for words on how to even begin blogging about this title, but here goes: Imagine our world in about 50-100 years time, if no-one cared enough to fight for it. Dozens upon dozens of extinct species, fresh food is almost […]