Someone recently asked me if I had read this book and if I was unsatisfied with the ending. Actually, I couldn’t remember the ending. I had to go back and read a plot summary of it. So I guess I was ambivalent about the end. I can remember large swaths of the book. I can remember being horrified at the ideas in it. And I was naively relieved that a fundamentalist theocracy was not plausible in America. Fast forward 20 years, add in modern American politics, and this story becomes much less “interesting dystopian fiction” and more scary possibility.
The Handmaid’s Tale