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Old 14th Jul 2008, 14:54   #43
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Default Re: Book 54: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

Originally Posted by Hekaterine View Post

- I disliked the part about the club where Offred finds Moira. It was the only section which failed to ring true with me.
While I didn't care for this section either, it did seem a logical outgrowth of a society of that nature. It almost reminded me of some of the club scenes in Cabaret.

Hah, what left me speechless was the scene where the Commander was supposed to be [hopefully for him] impregnate Offred. That is the scene that put me so off back when I initially read it in the late '80's. I was so outraged at the mental picture it presented it ruined the book for me [at the time]. The indignity that was inflicted on all participants was just too much.

Last edited by Paradox; 14th Jul 2008 at 16:26. Reason: additional thought
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