The Testaments




      The Testaments
In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades When the van door slammed on Offred s future at the end of The Handmaid s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her freedom, prison or death With The Testaments, the wait is over Margaret Atwood s sequel picks up the story than fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead Dear Readers Everything you ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book Well, almost everything The other inspiration is the world we ve been living in Margaret Atwood Free Read The Testaments by Margaret Atwood For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe College.Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author ofthan thirty five volumes of poetry, children s literature, fiction, and non fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman 1970 , The Handmaid s Tale 1983 , The Robber Bride 1994 , Alias Grace 1996 , and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000 Atwood s dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003 The Tent mini fictions and Moral Disorder short stories both appeared in 2006 Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007 Her non fiction book, Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009 Ms Atwood s work has been published inthan forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian In 2004 she co invented the Long Pen TM.Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson Associations Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N., Canadian Centre English Speaking from 1984 1986 She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International Ms Atwood is also a current Vice President of PEN International.

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  • Hardcover
  • 422 pages
  • The Testaments
  • Margaret Atwood
  • English
  • 03 November 2019
  • 0385543786

10 thoughts on “ The Testaments

  1. Tatiana says:

    I guess I ll have to be the one who says what nobody else is willing to say This novel is terrible, and Booker judges are starstruck, hype driven sellouts And that no professional literary critic has the guts to tell the truth about how poorly conceived and written The Testaments is, is a true shame I can t decide which work Atwood should be embarrassed forAngel Catbird, Vol 1 or The Testaments The book doesn t read like a novel written by one of the most lauded authors of the 20st I guess I ll have to be the one who says what nobody else is willing to say This novel is terrible, and Booker judges are starstruck, hype driven sellouts And that no professional literary critic has the guts to tell the truth about how poorly conceived and written The Testaments is, is a true shame I can t decide which work Atwood should be embarrassed forAngel Catbird, Vol 1 or The Testaments The book doesn t read like a novel written by one of the most lauded authors of the 20st ...

  2. Emily May says:

    I can sum it up simply this book is not needed I hoped that wouldn t be the case I really really hoped Atwood had something important to add to the world of Gilead with this book, but she honestly doesn t If anything, The Testaments serves only to weaken the power of The Handmaid s Tale.In the past, I have spoken highly of authors who are not afraid to be evil with their books This may give the impression that they are doing something particularly nefarious, but, in fact, it s not so much I can sum it up simply this book is not needed I hoped that wouldn t be the case I really really hoped Atwood had something important to add to the world of Gilead with this book, but she honestly doesn t If anything, The Testaments serves only to weaken the power of The Handmaid s Tale.In the past, I have spoken highly of authors who are not afraid to be evil with their books This may give the impression that they are doing something particularly nefarious, but, in fact, it s not so much something they do, but everything they don t It ...

  3. Marchpane says:

    Return to GileadCheck your expectations at the door The Testaments is a highly entertaining page turner, but it is also probably quite different from whatever you were anticipating.It differs from its 1985 antecedent, The Handmaid s Tale, in tone, voice and literary heft That earlier book had a power and a gravitas that is not recaptured here For me the most striking thing about The Handmaid s Tale has always been Atwood s choice of narrator Offred in the book she has no other name is so Return to GileadCheck your expectations at the door The Testaments is a highly entertaining page turner, but it is also probably quite different from whatever you were anticipating.It differs from its 198...

  4. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Winner of best fiction category but it s not my winner That s my opinion and I respect fans opinions Two stars for the love of Aunt Lydia If she wasn t in this book, I could do something first by giving minus five stars to a book See how I disliked and how I felt frustrated about this hope stealing, time wasting, one of the biggest failures of the year One of the tasteless testament you could ever have 2019 could be one of this year I got really disappointed by movies, series books Winner of best fiction category but it s not my winner That s my opinion and I respect fans opinions Two stars for the love of Aunt Lydia If she wasn t in this book, I could do something first by giving minus five stars to a book See how I disliked and how I felt frustrated about this hope stealing, time wasting, one of the biggest failures of the year One of the tasteless testament you could ever have 2019 could be one of this year I got really disappointed by movies, series books They were like several ugly stabs to your stomach I was unlucky to read Cari Mora After 13 years of waiting patiently Thomas Harris released this hmm itshouldnotbenamed, yes this is worse than Voldemort , Mister My bad, I shouldn t pick this one The joke is on me , several romance books released by Jewel E Ann, Karina Halle, K A Tucker, Renee Carlino etc I watched GOT s final and started to fantasize how to punch the screenwriters who are also series killers worse occupation than being serial killer...

  5. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    I haven t even finished season 2 of the tv show since it was so emotionally draining but here I am reading this

  6. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    A review in 5 words Unnecessary Pointless Ruining Bland Spoilers.

  7. Felicia says:

    This was my most anticipated book for 2019.Wait I should amend that statementTHIS WAS THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF MY MISERABLE FRIGGIN LIFE And much like my life, it was an epic disappointment.The Handmaid s Tale is on my Top 10 shelf It is, in my opinion, the greatest dystopian novel of all time It is everything you expect from the genre andShocking, terrifying, an unflinching account of a fucking nightmarish scenario that could actually happen At the end of The Handmaid s Tale This was my most anticipated book for 2019.Wait I should amend that statementTHIS WAS THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF MY MISERABLE FRIGGIN LIFE And much like my life, it was an epic disappointment.The Handmaid s Tale is on my Top 10 shelf It is, in my opinion, the greatest dystopian novel of all time It is everything you expect from the genre andShocking, terrifying, an unflinching account of a ...

  8. Lisa says:

    How tedious is a tyranny in the throes of enactment It s always the same plot So why does Margaret Atwood choose to tell the story again That question has haunted me since I heard the announcement of the project almost a year ago WHY I was convinced I would hate the hype and the gushing reviews and the book itself, and started reading with the attitude of someone who knew the story didn t need telling again.To my surprise, I liked it from the start, and soon engaged in the thriller How tedious is a tyranny in the throes of enactment It s always the same plot So why does Margaret Atwood choose to tell the story again That question has haunted me since I heard the announcement of the project almost a year ago WHY I was convinced I would hate the hype and the gushing reviews and the book itself, and started reading with the attitude of someone who knew the story didn t need telling again.To my surprise, I liked it from the start, and soon engaged in the thriller unfolding with a rare reading joy, still wondering why Atwood wasted her precious time on a sequel like this Not much new was added to the dystopian plot of Gilead, I thought But then a shift occurred in my mind.I always saw The Handmaid s Tale as a warning of the slow normalisation of religious fa...

  9. Justin Tate says:

    It s not easy being the most anticipated book of the year I would argue that most of the negative reactions including my own are based largely on expectations Since published in 1985, The Handmaid s Tale has become sacred ground in the literary world a true modern classic further amplified by the successful show and current political tensions Stakes for a sequel couldn t be higher and, even for the ever talented Margaret Atwood, that s a tough performance to deliver All in all, this is It s not easy being the most anticipated book of the year I would argue that most of the negative reactions including my own are based largely on expectations Since published in 1985, The Handmaid s Tale has become sacred ground in the literary world a true modern classic further amplified by the su...

  10. Meredith says:

    One mysterious box, when opened, so often conceals anotherIn relation to The Handmaid s Tale Hulu series, I found The Testaments entertaining As a follow up to the novel, I found it lacking I am holding off on a complete review until I have finished rereading The Handmaid s Tale. More to come

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