I love the message, I don’t think it’s some sort of “feminist propaganda” (eyeroll) but I couldn’t get over the writing. The metaphors and similes seemed overdone, to the point where she’d be describing a staircase and by the end of the sentence I had to reread it to remember what she was talking about in the first place. I can get over a few examples of that, but it seemed like the entire book was one long sentence with too many commas and muddy comparisons. It reminded me of trying to fill a word count for a school assignment.
Eerily voyeuristic 1980’s sci-fi masterpiece that reflects incredible insight into our society today in 2018, especially the male chauvinistic, white supremacist political precipice from which we hang in terror, right now...
It's amazing that I even need to point this out. And now it's being pushed to an extreme extent in the series.
This is creating a war between men and women that is extremely dangerous. Third wave feminism is a cancer to society.
Pleas do not support these dangerous ideas with a purchase.
I enjoyed the story overall but I’m confused about the ending
After all the hype over the TV show, which I waited to watch until finishing the book, I was so expectant when I purchased this book. However, if turned out to be my most disappointing read of 2018. I muddled through, thinking the pace HAD to pick up and the storyline MUST move along eventually. Finally, it did start to get just a bit interesting...
and then it ended. Just like that. No resolution or feeling of, “Wow.
That was with my time to read.” It was just over, mid-climax build. I rarely advocate watching the show/film when the book is available, but this time I advise you to save your time. Those are monotonous hours I can’t get back. Most of the book’s action can be watched on Episode 1 of Season 1 of the series.
Read it after watching the Hulu series. Enjoyed it.
World History People?
Terrible book! I remember Slavery...
Have never gotten so absolutely captivated by a novel before! I did not choose to make any connections to feminism or our current political environment, which I believe is one of the reasons I was able to love the book for what it is. Couldn't recommend it more!
I wanted to love it, but I’m somewhere in between linking it and hating it. Not what I expected
I found this book lacking description. It’s very very depressing. I found movie is much better
I haven’t seen the show, but I decided to read the book based on the show’s popularity. It truly lived up to my expectations. Dark, and impossible to put down. I read it in a day and a half because I was pulling it out at every spare moment.