Author: Margaret Atwood

Nine Reasons to Read Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Posted October 22, 2014 in Reviews / 15 Comments
Nine Reasons to Read Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Last month, Margaret Atwood released a new short story collection called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales. A new Atwood book is always cause for excitement, and this one was doubly exciting for me because it introduced me to a genre I haven’t seen Atwood tackle before. As an author, she is incredibly prolific and diverse in the type of writing she creates, churning out poetry, short stories, non-fiction, children’s books, and novels in genres as diverse as historical and speculative fiction. So far, I […]

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Posted February 4, 2013 in Reviews / 28 Comments
Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I’ve written briefly about this book before, but after re-reading it with Rebecca of Love at First Book recently, I decided to dedicate a full-length post to The Handmaid’s Tale, which has become one of my absolute favorite books. This novel, a dystopian piece of speculative fiction, takes place in a not-so-distant future in which an extreme right-wing Christian faction has taken over the U.S. government and drastically re-shaped society. In a cunning — and scarily realistic — maneuver, they infiltrate the government […]