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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I must admit to having tried to read this book around a year ago. I got 40 pages in and gave up, it bored me. However, being an Atwood fanatic I just had to finish it.
This isn't, as someone so correctly stated it, a book one can rush through in a day. The plot is so thick and multi layered and the structure so frantic that serious time is needed to synthesise all the elements within it. Yet, once you get into it this book haunts you, seriously, and follows you around as if Iris herself, in her girdle, is stalking you.
The book is set against a history of the 20th century which helps to contextualise the book and anchors it whereas other books seem to float free from… Read more