“Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” My thoughts on The Handmaid’s Tale.

“Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” My thoughts on The Handmaid’s Tale.

“Yes, Ma’am, I said again, forgetting. They used to have dolls, for little girls, that would talk if you pulled a string at the back; I thought I was sounding like that, voice of a monotone, voice of a doll. She probably longed to slap my face. They can hit us, there’s Scriptural precedent. But [...]

I thought Ian McEwan to be both cruel and considerate at the same time. More thoughts on Atonement.

I thought Ian McEwan to be both cruel and considerate at the same time. More thoughts on Atonement.

A family reunites for, what proves to be, the last time. In just a matter of a couple of hours, multiple lives change. And none of them for the good. A family is torn apart, two lovers separated, a life of guilt and an urge of penance and atonement for one. The author is both cruel [...]