Review of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

I had a hard time with this book. The story is obviously set in a dystopian world, but it started out very strange and for me at least, very confusing. It got a lot better as more of the background was explained, but I was then let down in the end by what I thought was a finish that left too much information unexplained. I applaud Atwood's creativity and I imagined I would have enjoyed this more if I had read it 18 years ago when it was published. There have been so many books of this type in recent years, I was perhaps made immune to its charms