Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Robber Bride

The Robber BrideThe Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the story of three very different women who are bonded by a common enemy. It isn't that simple though because the enemy is very different to each of them and the events of each woman's past and her other relationships color the way she perceives events. This is a complex and wonderful novel filled with the details that Atwood renders so well.
"It's after dark. There's a fine chilly drizzle, and the storefronts with their lit-up windows and the black streets with their red neon reflections have the slick, wet look that Tony associates with plastic raincoats and greased hair and freshly applied lipstick--a dubious, exciting look. Cars sizzle past, filled with strangers, going somewhere unknown. Tony walks." (p.397)
This book counts toward the 10th Canadian Book Challenge as it is set in Canada and Atwood is Canadian.

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