The Testaments - Margaret Atwood

The Testaments

By Margaret Atwood

  • Release Date: 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 236 Ratings

Description

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.


More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.
 
Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.
 
As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

Reviews

  • Good

    5
    By Unpridictable pet
    My Grandma is a very wonderful and determined woman. IDK how she does it how she has completed so many books; She has a wonderful gift. Love you Grandma...
  • Finally

    5
    By Katie Hughes1
    Gilead brings about endless questions for me. It is so interesting, yet disturbing, but also mesmerizing. I think an entire collection could be written on its uprising, inner workings, biographies, downfall, etc. and I would read them all. Aunt Lydia is a brilliant character in The Testaments. I cannot say that I saw it coming either. However, it is disappointing to read so very little about June & Luke. Nothing of Moira, Emily, Janine, or The Waterford’s. I could never get enough of the beloved Gilead story, regardless, this book is still a masterpiece.
  • A beautiful catharsis to The Handmaid’s Tale

    5
    By Caffeinated24x7
    A wonderful conclusion to The Handmaid’s Tale. Once I started to read, I could not put it down. Set nine years ahead of Season Three of the show on Hulu, it answered so many questions I had. An in-depth look from a child growing up in Gilead until it’s fall from the totalitarianism regime satisfied my desire for catharsis. Thank you Margaret Atwood! A beautiful, brilliant and emotionally moving read.
  • Wow

    5
    By Bkdyal
    Couldn’t wait to read it, then couldn’t put it down once I started. Fantastic story!
  • Cnt

    4
    By Bigboom193
    Goodrichtmy
  • Speechless

    5
    By Schiltron
    I have spent the day devouring this book. It was worth every minute! Thank you Margaret Atwood for another brilliant book.