The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

On my quest in search of Dystopian books, I came across The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It seemed to have all the ingredients to make this book very interesting.


A culture war had been fought and the ultra religious winners have stripped women of all their rights. Women are only used as breeding machines, since there seems to be some trouble with reproduction. What I thought to be really interesting, is that the main character isn't born into this world. She has seen the change, and even though she doesn't agree (of course) she isn't the heroine who's come to save the world.

I believe this to be a very interesting novel, and I'm planning to read other books by Margaret Atwood.


Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book