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The Testaments by Margaret Attwood

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#26 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:01 PM

View PostKiwi Bicycle, on 15 October 2019 - 08:55 AM, said:

And guess what! It was just awarded joint Booker prize. Big controversy as the rules states only one winner but the judges did a sit in and overruled the organisers.
I don't think this book deserved it.

wow, cant imagine this book deserving "best novel of the year". Was it a really bad year for novels??  It was good, but not great.

its inspired me to read the rest of the short listed novels though.

#27 PaulaHall

Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:04 PM

Agree, i was surprised to see it had been nominated, and even more so that it won

#28 Riotproof

Posted 21 October 2019 - 05:06 PM

I just finished listening to the audiobook and I quite liked it. So good having Anne Dowd narrate as Aunt Lydia.

#29 76 others

Posted 01 November 2019 - 12:08 AM

I just finished this and it was ok-ish. It was definitely not as good as Handmaid's Tale. And she made aunt Lydia too nice. I know it isn't supposed to be exactly a follow on fro  the TV show, although so much has been used from that that wasn't in the original book, but I wanted to see Aunt Lydia cop it and have no redemption.

This just didn't hit the mark for me.

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