The Tent by Margaret Atwood

In this delightful mélange of short fiction, Margaret Atwood pushes the boundaries of form in intriguing directions. Alongside meditations on warlords, cat heaven, and orphans, she offers a sly pep talk to the ambitious young, laments the proliferation of photos of oneself, imagines an apocalypse of worms, and recalls Helen of Troy’s childhood Kool-Aid stand.Continue reading “The Tent by Margaret Atwood”

Margaret Atwood – Testament Book Review (The Handmaid’s Tale Part 2)

I really like Margaret Atwood’s stories. She’s an absolute crafts-woman with words and can convey an idea in a word, a short sentence or in this specific instance, in a whole book. The much awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s tale goes deeper into this new world and offers a view from the inside as well asContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – Testament Book Review (The Handmaid’s Tale Part 2)”

Alice Munro’s Best: Selected Stories by Alice Munro

This is a dazzling selection of stories–seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career. I have to admit to ignorance – I had not heard of Alice Munro until she was awarded the Nobel prize for literature and when she gained the spotlight, she gained one additional follower. Alice Munro has beenContinue reading “Alice Munro’s Best: Selected Stories by Alice Munro”

Margaret Atwood – The Heart Goes Last or the story of the robot Elvis sex toy and the sex chicken

I’ve read I’m starved for you nearly three years ago and I managed to find another book from the Positron Series a month back. It was such a hassle to read and I could not place my finger on why. I kept on picking up the book and then putting it back down. The characters didContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – The Heart Goes Last or the story of the robot Elvis sex toy and the sex chicken”

Margaret Atwood – Lady Oracle Book Review

Why did every one of my fantasies turn into a trap? Ms Foster has a secret identity. She has a nom-de-plume of Lousie DeLacourt and is known for writing trashy novels for the bored housewives of the world called Costume Gothics. The kisses are always chaste, the women always nearly escape from rape and murderContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – Lady Oracle Book Review”

Frankenstein, The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake

“Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate” – states Victor Frankenstein in the opening of his narrative. Through Frankenstein’s acquiring of this “natural philosophy”, we can already make a link to a broader view of society. His early access to these books of science to which he quickly becomes obsessed with comesContinue reading “Frankenstein, The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake”

Robber Bride Quote – Burials

She was thinking that for thousands of years, when people died – especially powerful people, especially people who were feared – the survivors had gone to a lot of trouble. They’d slit the throats of their best horses, they’d buried slaves and favourite wives alive, they’d poured blood into the earth. It hadn’t been mourning,Continue reading “Robber Bride Quote – Burials”

Alias Grace * Peaches and stones (Episode 1)

When you write, I feel as if you are drawing on me, drawing on my skin with the feather end of an old-fashioned goose pen. As if hundreds of butterflies have settled all over my face, and are softly opening and closing their wings. But underneath that is another feeling, a feeling of being wide-eyedContinue reading “Alias Grace * Peaches and stones (Episode 1)”