The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Publishing a review that has been lounging in my drafts unnoticed: “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the endContinue reading “The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood”

Postcard, a poem by Margaret Atwood

This year I’m experimenting a little with the blog, and writing about poems is something I want to try. This is not a poem I have spent months dwelling over, reciting and loving. It is a poem I stumbled across the other week, on Poem Hunter, during one of my usual guilty-pleasure John-Donne-reading-sessions.  Postcard byContinue reading “Postcard, a poem by Margaret Atwood”

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

I know most people out there wouldn’t agree with me on this one; but I thought Oryx and Crake was better than The Handmaid’s Tale. This book was very nicely written and though I did think that the plot slacked a bit at places, it didn’t stop me from being completely drawn into the book. TheContinue reading “Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood”

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

This review is a part of the Dystopia 2012 Challenge hosted at The Bookish Ardour. “A chair, a table, a lamp. Above, on the white ceiling, a relief ornament in the shape of a wreath, and in the center of it a blank space, plastered over, like the place in a face where the eyeContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”