Surely that can't be the ending ??? I have been gripped by this book and literally couldn't put it down.....but....I need to.know more !! What happened to her, her family and Nick ??? I feel totally let down by the author !! However the story was brilliant.....but I need to know more !!!
This was an intriguing sci fi story that kept me spellbound throughout . The heroine Offred ' s character was complex and beautifully teased out . Her departure from being a prisoner of her own mind eclipsing into a sexual being seizing life at its existential best was both exciting and frightening . The undercurrent of hopelessness and powerlessness sensitively portrayed with the allusions to suicidal ideation and the inward struggle with her belief in God.
A chilling, brilliantly observed dystopian view of the future . Though written in the 1980's , it may speak even more truly to our times . A cautionary and deeply disturbing exploration of the consequences that may ensue when religious or ideological fundamentalism are given power . Like Orwell's 1984 , though possibly more pertinent to our time a book cautioning against allowing extremist thought to hold sway . Read it and bewarned.