I most emphatically do not like anything Margaret Atwood has written from The Handmaid's Tale on. Oryx and Crake and subsequent books have become far too sci-fi for my taste, with a strong flavor of feminism and futuristic doom to boot. But. Surfacing, The Cat's Eye, and The Robber Bride are among three of my favorite books ever. (Particularly The Robber Bride which… Continue reading November is Margaret Atwood Reading Month
Amazing to me, how Margaret Atwood can take the wife of Odysseus straight out of the Greek myths, and by giving her a personality, as well as a voice, remind me of the women in my very favorite book of hers, The Robber Bride. For to me, as much as anything, The Penelopiad is about the… Continue reading The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
My friend Col and I are planning on reading Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad together, and we want to invite you to join us. We'll be reading it the week of May 23 through May 28, 2011, with a review to be posted on Monday, May 30. Of course, if anything strikes our fancy before the 30th,… Continue reading Sunday Salon: Want To Join Us in an Atwood Read?
To me, nobody writes of the pain that can be found in childhood like Margaret Atwood. Just as I felt when I read her novel Cat's Eye, I find myself seared by the words I'm reading in Surfacing. I'm only halfway through this novel, but I have to post these thoughts now.At first I ran away, but after that my mother said I… Continue reading Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing, Reading for Virago Week