08 January 2007

Blind Assassin

This was my fourth book for the Winter Stack Challenge and I finally finished it yesterday. This book was just what I have come to expect from Atwood: dark and multidimensional. This time there were 3 lines to follow plus some newspaper extracts. The present day line, the life line and the book line were interwoven. If you do not enjoy jumping back and forth you might find this book off putting, but I always enjoy it. I could sympathize with the main characters wish to see herself in a positive light as she is aware of it. Though on occasion I got upset with her for being such a "drifter" in life.

Quite a few people are reading a book by Atwood for the tbr challenge and I am wondering if anyone would be interested in reading her at the same time, for example in April? I have Edible Woman and Penelopeide to read and Handmaid to reread, I also want to read Surfacing.

I am now reading John Irving's Widow for one Year. The main reason this has been on my tbr stack for ages is that this is a hardcover and therefore not easily tugged in a purse or coat pocket. It was bought when I still lived in Giessen, so at the very latest in 1997. 10 years later I am finally reading it. So far it is a good read. Though Irving is not exactly a light weight either compared to Atwood it's less work (so far). I am considering to rebuy this in paperback as I want to keep it for my Irving collection and the hardcover has to go as it takes up too much room. So if anyone wants it in February, let me know.


Lotus Reads said...

Hi, Kucki

I love Atwood but haven't read "Blind Assasin" as yet. I will admit, I find Atwood difficult to read at times, but I can't seem to stop myself from wanting to read her -she's just so clever with ideas and words. Amazing author.

Literary Feline said...

My husband read Blind Assassin and really liked it. I hope to get to it one of these days. I have never read anything by Atwood.

nessie said...

I don't have her on my list but am definitely up for reading Edible Woman with you in April. Even if it is not apart of my challenge, I look forward to reading another book by her!

Another female canadian author who is even better I find is Alice Munroe. Her best book is THE LIVES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN. A Classic or classics!