The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

This novel was everything you expect from a Margaret Atwood novel. An imaginative dystopian world, a witty critique of modern society and some great humour mixed in with the warning about human nature. The Heart Goes Last is about Stan and Charmaine, a couple living in a futuristic world (not too dissimilar from our own) where everything has gone pretty wrong. Stan has lost his … Continue reading The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale is a well known dystopian novel, now possibly almost as iconic as George Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty Four or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. I usually like the dystopian genre for the way that a distorted version of our society can critique the flaws that are sometimes ignored. I think they also do a pretty good job of reminding you of the things you should … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood