A Conversation for Margaret Atwood - Writer

Margaret Atwood

Post 1

Researcher 179388

Having only recently discovered Maragaret Atwood for myself, I know very little about her.

I thoroughly enjoyed her book 'The Edible Woman' and shall be reading more of her novels in the near future.

Thank you for an interesting entry and knowing more about her background will give her novels more depth.


Margaret Atwood

Post 2

Emily 'Twa Bui' Ultramarine

Thank you. I have to recommend 'The Handmaid's Tale' (alright, everyone does, but it's a brilliant book) and 'Cat's Eye'... well, because it's one of my favourites. smiley - silly


Margaret Atwood

Post 3

Researcher 179388

Next time I'm in the book shop I shall look out for those two.

It was a recommendation in a magazine that I followed. I am glad I did!


Margaret Atwood

Post 4

friendlywithteeth

One of her best is her newest! The blind assassin is SO good- there are about three layers of narrative! Its very immersive and up to her usual standard.
GB


Margaret Atwood

Post 5

Emily 'Twa Bui' Ultramarine

I don't know - in some respects I found it a little weaker than some of her other books, but then again, the Booker Prize is a lottery; she was nominated for 'Cat's Eye' (which I think was a better book), but 'The Blind Assassin' won. I suppose to some extent it depends on the competition, and in our case, on personal taste. smiley - smiley


Margaret Atwood

Post 6

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

... and on the "well, we've nominated her three times before" factor
don't get me wrong - I really liked the Blind Assasin - I just didn't think it was quite as good as the previous three that were nominated. The Handmaid's Tale is probably my favourite - the only book I studied in English class that I still really really like.


Margaret Atwood

Post 7

friendlywithteeth

I'm studying HMT as well and I do love reading it. BA is different though- completely! It's quite difficult to compare them- HMT is a dystopia whereas BA is more of a story, but the depth of the narrative is what I enjoyed.
GB


Margaret Atwood

Post 8

friendlywithteeth

I'm studying HMT as well and I do love reading it. BA is different though- completely! It's quite difficult to compare them- HMT is a dystopia whereas BA is more of a story, but the depth of the narrative is what I enjoyed.
GB


Margaret Atwood

Post 9

Emily 'Twa Bui' Ultramarine

Hey, globalbolshevik - go and edit your personal space! Then we can bomard you with little messages saying hello and stuff. smiley - winkeye


Margaret Atwood

Post 10

Emily 'Twa Bui' Ultramarine

That was meant to say 'bombard' - I can spell really. smiley - winkeye


Margaret Atwood

Post 11

friendlywithteeth

have done- not very long though!


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