Welcome to a brand-new Waiting on Wednesday, this week featuring The Testaments by Margaret Atwood!
I finished the Handmaid’s Tale just a couple of days ago after having the book on my shelves for years and also trying on and off to read it. Finally I read it, and it was remarkable to read. Now though I need the second book/the next book in this world.
I am excited that I don’t have to wait long for this book, well OK, I have to wait until I can get books again (sometime next month), but at least there is no years of waiting. 😛 I can’t wait to go back into this world, see if we find out what happened to Offred at the end, and also see if things changed since the last book, as 15 years have gone by. I am also curious to see who will be telling the story this time. We got 3 ladies instead of just Offred, I am kind of hoping one may be her daughter. That would be an interesting read. Oh, and based on the cover, maybe a Martha? Given the green dress/cape which is the colour the Marthas wear.
Plus, going by the blurb it seems we get more information on Gilead and how the society works. Eep! I have so many questions about it still, so I hope to see them answered and to get a clearer image of the world.
Now it is just to wait for money for books! crosses fingers it is soon
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.
“Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.”