>>7673073 Margaret Atwood is a disgusting old lady.
I WILL ADMIT that I couldn't stop reading Oryx and Crake, but it was because I wanted to see what happened in the end, and it turns out that was bullshit. As a satire of the future, it had some genuinely good points, it had some good themes, and its disgusting content is stuff that should be explored more in literature to provoke discussion, such as the reality of everyday consumption of child pornography.
The following two books in the "trilogy" were feminisit propaganda that didn't make sense and turned the original book, a sick but intriguing joke, into a stale fart that wouldn't leave.
Alias Grace was dumb too. I get that you are creating an unrelaiable narrator, but Canadian HIstory is fucking boring and so is your story, no matter how many back alley abortion wizards you put in it.
Haven't read handmaid's tale though. Don't plan on it ever. I read Oryx and Crake before I knew who she was, ALias Grace in UNiversity for class, and the other two in a vain hope that I would get decent closure for Oryx and Crake. NOPE, by the way.
>>7673073 Variation on the Word Sleep By Margaret Atwood
I would like to watch you sleeping. I would like to watch you, sleeping. I would like to sleep with you, to enter your sleep as its smooth dark wave slides over my head
and walk with you through that lucent wavering forest of bluegreen leaves with its watery sun and three moons towards the cave where you must descend, towards your worst fear
I would like to give you the silver branch, the small white flower, the one word that will protect you from the grief at the center of your dream, from the grief at the center. I would like to follow you up the long stairway again & become the boat that would row you back carefully, a flame in two cupped hands to where your body lies beside me, and you enter it as easily as breathing in
I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary
>>7673344 I'm a man, the teacher who taught the class was definitely a feminist but she was also intelligent and articulate (keep in mind this was also pre-2010 before the whole SJW movement broke into the mainstream and my conception of the word "feminist" was more idealized and intellectual than 90% of what would fall under that umbrella these days)
I'm a guy that likes Atwood, though I think her other works are better than the Handmaid's Tale. Oryx and Crake depicted a modern man in a painfully accurate way, what with going on the internet all day and watching gore.
In her more ambitious sci-fis the technology can be a little cheesy sometimes, i.e. "virtual guns" that spray "virtual bullets". Her characters are much more compelling than her plots.
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