Ode to Margaret Atwood
[TV still for The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu]
Oh, Margaret Atwood, what would we do without you? Your books, poetry, and very words have inspired us. And with The Handmaid's Tale now on Hulu, there's no better time to honor your stellar work.
Oryx and Crake
The Queen of dystopia solidified her reign with the MaddAddam trilogy. Oryx and Crake shows the fall of humanity through the eyes of a survivor called Snowman. This post-apocalyptic tale of the future will have you running straight for the nearest fallout shelter.
The Robber Bride
Atwood does a complete 360 with the next book on this list, The Robber Bride. This comedy of manners takes a look at the complex relationship between women. After a group of friends have been burned by their boyfriend stealing friend, Zenia, they confront her. This book puts a whole new spin on the definition of "frenemy."
Whoever said writers can't learn new tricks has never met (or read) Margaret Atwood. She published her first graphic novel when she was 76 years old, and of course it's fabulous. When an engineer accidently combines his DNA with that of his cat and an owl, you get superhero Catbird. Now that's rad.
The Handmaid's Tale
Our ode will end with the pinnacle of Atwood's work, The Handmaid's Tale. Seriously, how could it not? This is speculative fiction at its finest, with the story of Offred, a Handmaiden in a repressive society. Thirty years later, this novel has stayed scarily relevant to this day. Check out The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu!
Sandra Woolf lives in the PNW where she haunts bookshops and library sales. Freelancer by day, horror movie lover by night. Writing inquires can go to what lovely books at gmail or just to ask her how her hairy is so bouncy.