BJ;s Standout Reads: May 2020

BJ Knapp author of Beside the Music enjoyed The Testaments by Margaret AtwoodThe Testaments by Margaret Atwood  432 pages. This was the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale and I loved it.  I originally read The Handmaid's Tale back in the 90s and at the time I was obsessed with the story, and was like "Oh this is a compelling piece of fiction.  Then I saw the show on Hulu and thought "Holy crap, this could actually happen!"  I devoured every episode of the show, and the Testaments picks up where the show leaves off.  It's about 16 years after the events that are currently taking place in the show.  I always felt that the Handmaid’s Tale never really ended.  The show on Hulu, while hard to watch, is incredibly well done in that it has extended the story beyond the original book.  And man, did I love this book.  It’s given me the closure I’ve been wanting in such an unexpected way.  Brava, Ms. Atwood.  Highly recommend!


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