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>>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.

BUT

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.
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Yeah, the other two in that trilogy are shite.
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>>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
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My current thoughts are that I have to wipe my nose and I cannot find a piece of tissue that I didn't spooge in
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>>7673073
Read this in High School (Canadian) and enjoyed it. Haven't read anything else by her so I can't really speak for her writing in general but this is a genuinely good book.
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>>7673338
I don't mean to sexist or anything, but are you a man or a woman?

I have a working theory that women like Margaret Atwood more than men.
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>>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)
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>>7673133

What makes her a disgusting old lady?
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It was kind of anti-religion propaganda I thought. She's a good writer no doubt.
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>>7673344

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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>>7673640

If you've read Handmaid's Tale or Oryx and Crake you can tell she's pretty perverted. In the latter book the protagonist and his buddy smoke weed and watch child porn for shits.
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Awful propoganda. It's just entire book of mindless exaggeration.
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