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The Handmaid's Tale Free read Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ë This is an alternate cover edition ASIN B0082BAJA0The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function to breed If she deviates she will like dissenters be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness But even a repressive state cannot obliteratN which her future hangs Brilliantly conceived and executed this powerful vision of the future gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's irony wit and astute perceptio. I NightI am lying awake in my bed I keep my eyes closed and beg sleep to come Fruitlessly Outside the rain is whipping the windows without mercy My husband is sleeping next to me oblivious to my struggle I need my thoughts to go away I need to forget that I just finished the Handmaid's Tale and its effect on me I knew I should have resumed myself to the self imposed daily uota of 10% But no I had to read the last 30 % in one go and now I can't sleep because of it It’s like a shot of caffeine to my veins How can I review such a book How can I explain how I feel I don’t even know I can't say I enjoyed it I was both dreading and expecting to open the pages I wanted it to be over like I want a punishment to be over It made me choke; I was uncomfortable and in pain the whole 312 pages However I was also in awe to the power and poetry of Atwood's writing The last novel they made me feel this way was Never Let Me Go I can still smell the heavy the heavy atmosphere Submission This is it Both were about submission to a terrible destiny I could not understand and accept it then and I cannot do it now Or can I What would I do to survive if submission were the only hope There is a knot in my throat What she wrote in this novel the world she created is absurd isn't it It cannot happen not in a million years right We are past this we have evolved enough We cannot get there It would be terrible unthinkable It is absurd to think that people’s will can be so easily obliterated that minds can be erased and that fear can rule one’s life into submission And still Kim Jung Un in Korea Putin in Russia recently the election in Turkey Trump is just as dangerous Le Pen can become the next president in France Yes the daughter of the man that said that Holocaust did not exist The world is a dangerous place and freedom is fragile We need to open our eyes be vigilant and never be complacent with what we have so it is not taken from us I still cannot sleep The rain becomes even punishing My mind races I think about the past of my country In the end of the novel at Historical Notes there were a few examples of other similar regimes that reacted as Gilead It said that Romania has anticipated Gilead in the eighties by banning all forms of birth control and imposing other restrictions How I wished this was also part of the author’s imagination Ok there were no compulsory pregnancy tests and promotion did not depend on fertility but a decree was passed by Ceausescu our last communist president where all birth control and abortion was banned The punishment for not complying was severe; women were imprisoned and beaten to confess During the 20 years when the decree was in place than 10000 women died from illegal mostly home made abortions Another world where men controlled women’s body Not so long ago We cannot go back to that can we Motherhood Another hurtful subject To have your child taken away from you To be unable to have a child and have your husband conceive with someone else while you watch A nightmare for any woman or man No love no sex for pleasure No here I draw the line I cannot see this happen And still Historical NotesThe above memoir of a distressed reader that could not sleep because of the Handmaid’s Tale was found in the notes of a mobile phone It is hard to identify the person that wrote the document as there were probably many people that lost sleep over this novel in Atwood’s republic She tends to write some uncomfortable stuff that author We cannot confirm the authenticity of the document still the disturbed tone suggests that the person actually read the Handmaid’s Tale and was deeply impressed by it And scaredPS I found in another review an interesting article wrote by Atwood where she discusses the book

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Ed at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred's nor that of the two men o. edited from a paper I wrote in college about the bookIn 1986 when Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid’s Tale Ronald Regan had declared “Morning in America” and society was going to renew itself by returning to the old values The Christian right in its infancy at the time was rising in reaction to the Free Love and the horrors of AIDs The 1984 election gave us Willie Horton and a reminder about how violent and evil society had become Finally even though Chernobyl happened shortly after the book was published the Union Carbide disaster in Bopal India was still fresh in the headlines—a reminder that even the air is not safe It was not hard at the time to extrapolate the ultimate end that this cocktail of fundamentalism conservatism violence disease and disaster would bring but what Atwood could not know is how much of her novel would become reality in the worldAmazingly twenty years after it was written there are elements of the story that have become true—perhaps not in the United States where the story takes place but throughout the world The most obvious first connection is with many of the issues regarding women’s rights and religious fundamentalism that are taking place in the Middle East It was shocking to read in the book that the initial attack on the US Government was blamed on Islamic Fundamentalists though the story was written after the Lockerbie Pan Am bombing and the massacre at the Rome airport While this kind of terrorism was only in its infancy Atwood’s insight is almost prophetic in the book When the Murrah building in Oklahoma City was bombed the initial reaction by the media was to blame Islamic terrorists when in fact—like the novel—the terrorism was homegrown The scale of the attack that took out the US Government in the novel is also eerily similar to the attacks of September 11 2001 Reading this novel in the post 911 world can send chills down one’s spine the novel includes suicide bombings at checkpoints restrictions of rights in the name of safety blind patriotism and an overwhelming belief that there is only one true religion and deviants from this should be killedWhile George Orwell’s 1984 is often referred to as an insightful perspective on modern society whenever someone puts a video camera on a street lamp or the government begins referring to negative events with positive doublespeak Orwell’s world never materialized in full and likely never will materialize to the degree he created Instead it is Atwood’s distopia seemingly outrageous at the time it was written that became reality This novel should serve as a cautionary warning about the result of any extremist view taken to its logical conclusion—the Taliban is proof that society cannot dismiss the notions of this book as outrageous and extreme They have proven in the last decade a plausible end to the error of letting fundamentalism in any form guide one’s society

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The Handmaid's TaleThis is an alternate cover edition ASIN B0082BAJA0The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function to breed If she deviates she will like dissenters be hang. 52219Looking back on my original review it reads as uaint compared to the draconian state laws recently being passed my state of Ohio being one of them Make no mistake this not about ‘life’ it’s about controlling women If you can’t decide what happens to your own body you do not have freedom This is about bodily autonomy Women have the RIGHT to legal and safe abortions with no ualifications The fact that the narrative has gone to ‘in cases of rape and incest’ is troubling Rapeincestlife of the motherhorrible birth defectsyou’re young single and not readyyou have five kids and can’t afford it doesn’t matter This is a medical procedure and pregnancy is a risky condition it can cause death Every woman has the right to decide whether or not they want to take that risk PeriodMen don’t have anything that compares to this No law is forcing them have vasectomies or even denying them their bonner pills7717 I'm just going to leave this here fuck Paul Ryan but not literally ew Sleeveless women My stars and garters033117 So this Russia thing Am I right2517just another giant step towards making this book a reality like they always dreamed ofOriginal review written in 2o12WARNING This review is being written after I worked a 13 hour day with another one on the horizon tomorrow and a glass of wine and while watching the Rachel Maddow show Current events have put this book on the forefront of my mind and damn it I got to get this out I have never written a review on The Handmaid's Tale because I love the book and it is so hard to write about a book you love Ehh what the hellOfFred was a normal everyday woman with a career a name a life like all women have come to expect and take for granted in this age When the Religious Right came into power they began to put into practice their insane beliefs which strip women of their identity their rights their body their very name Women are to be called Ofwhatever asshat they belong to instead of say Beatrix Reproduction is an issue because all the toxins in the environment have rendered many women infertile But if you are fertile woe to you you get to be a baby factory against your will get promised to some jerk you don’t love or even like because someone deemed him important enough to breed Oh come onThis book was written in 1986 FYI I thought it was scary and sort of possible when I first read it but farfetched This could NEVER happen in the United States of America Never would it be allowed to happen here we are too educatedSoI turn on the news in twothousandandfrikntwelve and certain religious factions on the right are trying to defund Planned Parenthood because they perform abortions which is only 3% of what they do with NO federal going towards them Mostly PP provides healthcare to women who wouldn't get it otherwiseicky poor women Now it’s birth control Seriously Birth control Did I wake up in 1950 Am I stuck in a Atwood novel 98% of Catholic women technically I’m one of them useused birth control Even they are asking WTF I’m not sure what these people are trying to do There are women than men and we voteunless that’s the next right on the chopping block There have several updates to this review that I have removed to make room for the next what follows is the most recent one It’s been nearly a week since the unimaginable happened and I had to let the shock wear off before I could put a coherent non rage filled update on this review Not that I don’t have rage I have plenty to spare but I think it’s now at a level that is manageable enough for me not to just type out a string of obscenities That being said Update 111416 An unualified racist xenophobic sexist pathological liar psychopathic reality star was elected to be the 45th president of the United States and the leader of the free world FUCKThe United States has officially shat the bed Few foresaw it but in hindsight it was coming down the road for a very long time The United divided States voted for Hillary Clinton on whole popular vote by over 2000000 votes and counting millions are still out in California for example yet Donald Trump is our president elect gag due to an antiuated electoral college system which I could explain but I’m not because Google can do that better than I can Now I’m all for ditching the electoral college unless the electors decide to do what it was intended to do under this circumstance; to save us from ourselves See our founding fathers knew that we would fall for some con artist demagogue at some point in the future so they wisely created the electoral college a group of actual human beings trusted upon to stop such a calamity I implore the folks of current electoral college recognize this election as a collective loss of sanity of less than a uarter of the population of this nation and on December 19th put their votes towards the popular vote winner Hillary Clinton I realize that this is unlikely but one can dreamHow did this happen There are many factors involved Lots of opportunity for pointing fingers and fighting amongst ourselves which I will admit to being a party toguilty But in my opinion what it boils down to is these four things Division misinformation apathy and fear of the ‘other’ Division We are all in our own comfortable bubbles digesting the information we are most comfortable with For example I never believed there was this much hate it this country because I didn't want to look at it; I knew it was there of course but not at the level that it appears to be Everyone wants to live where they feel they belong Amongst those that are like minded and reaffirm your very rightness Liberals don’t want to live in Indiana or Ohiosigh any than a conservative want’s to live in Washington state We even do this in our social media as well guilty again This is what messed us up with the electoral college Misinformation I am not going to tell you who’s right or wrong here I’ll let this study speak for itselfApathy HalfHALF the country didn’t vote You guys suckFear of the other This country harbors racism than I can comprehend The white people in this country seemed a little angry about the black man in the white house and the white men were staunchly determined not to have a woman white or not follow him I don’t mean all white men just too many of them chill “The advantage for Trump among men is larger than the 7 point advantage Romney had in 2012 and much different than in 2008 when men preferred Obama over McCain by a single point” PewResearchCenter But then there are the white women 53% went for Trumpoh my sisters I have no wordsWhich brings me to the reason why this update is relevant to this review and to this book for those who tell me that my opinion is unwarrantedagain Is the United States a racist country or a sexist country America has spoken at least the ones who cared to speak and the answer is “a goodly amount of both” but in this election sexism won and women lost