The Blind Assassin is probably my least favorite Margaret Atwood book. That’s not to say that I didn’t like it; I just liked it less than Alias Grace or her short stories. The story was a bit hard for me to get into, but that may have been due more to the fact that I never really read it for long periods of time. And it was long….so looooooooong! I love long reads but this almost seemed like too much.
I did love the story within a story. It was really cool to see them paralleled and I love Atwood’s style of including newspaper clippings or letters from her characters in between chapters.
I probably won’t revisit this book but that doesn’t mean other people shouldn’t try it! There are parts of this story that really shine.
Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump, on how autistic people deal with pain in radically different ways.
This beast of the book is the reason why I have been behind on my reading. One fast tracked class plus all the other stuff I have to do equals no free time! I did manage to finish The Blind Assassin (which only took like 5 years to finish) so that review will be up soon. Otherwise, please excuse my absence as I cram for classes!
This is the state I live in.
Here’s a fun thing for people interested in social psychology or any related field. It’s a chance to engage in studies that are testing implicit association, especially with topics like racism, sexism and sexuality. A really interesting thing to understand how we unconsciously regard outgroups, regardless of how we consciously treat them.