Friday, August 17, 2007

The Blind Assassin - 3M's Review

The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood

2000, 521 pp.

Booker Prize

Rating: 3.5

I was disappointed in this book. I expected great things after loving The Handmaid's Tale earlier in the year. I was especially disappointed as it was over 500 pages; it could have easily lost about 100 pages of detail. I guess that's my main gripe about it. It just seemed too detailed for me. Also I correctly predicted almost all that happened. Long, too detailed, and too predictable. But still, Atwood does know how to turn a phrase, and that is why it still gets a 3.5 star rating.


  1. The Pulitizers weren't enough, you had to read the Bookers too? You are going to be a very cultured reader soon. haha :)

  2. I don't know about "soon" :-)

    I think it will take awhile!