"What makes the Handmade's Tale so terrifying is not that it's timely, but that it's timeless." (The Guardian).
Everybody seems to be either reading The Handmade's Tale or watching the TV show. Book clubs have chosen the book to discuss, friends have gotten together and talked about the compulsively watchable show that is gripping and horrifying. We have sympathy for Offred and her plight for survival and life. The book is well written in it's clean prose and attention to detail. It creates a foreboding mood, reminding us that what lies behind the surface often speaks louder than what we can see. Both book and TV show beg these questions - probing us to look, explore, and ultimately see where and how we can see ourselves in what lies outside of us.