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Re: The Handmaid's Tale
« Reply #1 on: 24 Mar 2017 - 13:52:37 »
Might be interesting. Based solely on the trailer with no additional information, it seems like more "Anti-White Male American" crap to me. It might be worth watching an episode or two though to confirm or disprove my initial impression.
 



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Re: The Handmaid's Tale
« Reply #2 on: 24 Mar 2017 - 17:56:52 »
The book was originally published by Margaret Atwood in 1985.  Worth a read itself.

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale
« Reply #3 on: 06 May 2017 - 15:41:35 »
The book was originally published by Margaret Atwood in 1985.  Worth a read itself.

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Disagree.

Only have read the book, and it's second only to '50 shades' as literary drivel.
The story itself has so forced an agenda it needs a stool softener. If it was even 5% more believable, it might be considered a dystopian fiction.




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Re: The Handmaid's Tale
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2017 - 17:12:40 »
Just an aside, in what literary circle is the novel A Handmaid's Tale not considered dystopian fiction?


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Re: The Handmaid's Tale
« Reply #5 on: 11 May 2017 - 19:52:11 »
Just an aside, in what literary circle is the novel A Handmaid's Tale not considered dystopian fiction?

It is, but I was giving it a jab at the ridiculousness of premise.

It's not as bad as some (vampires replacing the world government was one that was pretty bad) But there is a few things that is explained with the reason of "just cuz" and that's never good storytelling to me.

Others may enjoy it, but I rate the book an Amy Schumer.  :gold_full:


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Re: The Handmaid's Tale
« Reply #6 on: 12 May 2017 - 10:22:40 »
Ha, roger that!