Praise for The Testaments

Praise be. Pageturners could not stop raving about The Testaments by Margaret Atwood at the November meeting. The sequel to The Handmaids’ Tale had everyone talking.

Comments included: “It’s a timely publication, it has 3 points of view, loved Nicole’s contemporary voice, it is a cautionary tale about knowledge and power, love how she writes, thought-provoking, about what motivates people, you don’t know what you would do in that situation, the structure of society is breaking, Aunt Lydia was complicated, there were a lot of character names, loved the future symposium, it is very clever, there are some things unresolved and Atwood sets it up for another sequel.”

There was also discussion about the Cold War, Trump, past conflicts, WW2, Nazis, spying, parallels with historic events, the book title, Gilead and all the characters.

More on Gilead.

You might like this Time article.

The average rating was 4 out of 5 – high praise indeed.

The next meeting will be held at Orange City Library on Wednesday 11 December from 5.30pm – 7pm to talk about a biography of your choice. We look forward to hearing about your read.

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