Tuesday, April 28, 2015
April Reread - The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
This has to be one of the scariest books I have ever read. It's not scary in the traditional sense; it doesn't really have any of the classic elements that people think of when they think of, say, the horror genre, or books like that. No, this book is scary because there is a certain element of our society that I believe thinks this book is some kind of twisted how-to manual and that frightens me to the core. Accordingly, those same people consistently wish to ban this book - probably so we won't know what they're up to. It's #88 on the ALA's Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books list. Read this book and think about current events and ask yourself how farfetched it really is. Recommended.