Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Moral Disorder

Moral Disorder
Margaret Atwood
225 pages
Publisher: Anchor Books
Source: PaperBackSwap

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

I had to read a book by a Canadian author for the book challenge I'm working on, so naturally my first thought was Margaret Atwood.  I loved her book The Handmaid's Tale when I read it in high school and since I love short stories, I was glad to give Moral Disorder a go.  The book follows a woman at different points in her life through different short stories.

I was a little disappointed by the book.  I didn't feel like these were short stories so much as just chapters taking place at different points in the main character's life.  When I finished I didn't feel like some of the stories could be read independently of each other.  I was also confused that some of the sections were told in the first person, but some in the third person.  It took me a bit to realize they were the same person.

But I did enjoy the main character.  She was well-written and I really enjoyed reading about the relationship between her and her sister.  I enjoyed the stories that took place when Nell was young.  The stories that took place when she was 33 and older were a bit boring to me, but maybe I'm just not old enough to appreciate them.

Three stars.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this! I loved The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake. I've been meaning to look into more of her books.


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