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Posted by: ragnar ( )
Date: January 03, 2020 01:54AM

I've been binge-watching The Handmaid's Tale. It looks like a dystopian society that would appeal to some hard-core evangelists. I keep looking for parallels with Mormonism, like the comment that the handmaids must always go out in pairs in order to watch and report on each other (like the LDS Corp missionaries) rather than for safety, as they're told. I'm surprised the don't call each other 'brother' and 'sister.'

Praise be...

Under his eye...

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: January 03, 2020 04:44AM

If you haven't already you really really really need to read the book :)

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Posted by: Anonnymous ( )
Date: January 03, 2020 10:44AM

Susan I/S Wrote:
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> If you haven't already you really really really
> need to read the book :)

I have, and didn't rate it at all. The present is more Joanna Russ than Margaret Atwood.

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Posted by: CateS ( )
Date: January 03, 2020 04:01PM

I read it for the first time about 2 years ago. I thought it was excellent.
Talked with a friend in the English Department at my school about it.
He put it in perspective to the time written. Talked about it in relation to the then failing Equal Rights Amendment.

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Posted by: Phazer ( )
Date: January 03, 2020 01:30PM

I didnt want to deal with Hulu to watch it. No ads please....ever.

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Posted by: knotheadusc ( )
Date: January 04, 2020 08:24AM

I read it a few years ago and found it very depressing. The show is compelling, and Atwood's sequel seems to be written more for those who watch the show.

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Posted by: Matt nli ( )
Date: January 04, 2020 08:47AM

I read the original short story she steps from.

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: January 04, 2020 03:36PM

Most of what Margaret Atwood writes is depressing..JMHO...and listening to her speak isn't much better.

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Posted by: looking in ( )
Date: January 05, 2020 12:34AM

I have tried to read Margaret Atwood on and off over the years, and have never succeeded in getting through a single book. I’ve always felt a little un-Canadian for not being a fan, although they’re probably not going to revoke my citizenship over it...hopefully!

Having said that, since the Handmaid’s Tale has been on tv, I’ve been thinking of giving that book another try. Maybe this time it will click.

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: January 07, 2020 11:37AM

I haven't seen the movie or watched the TV series...by choice...and the fact she gets treated like a near deity by the Canadian media is annoying.

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