Publisher: Anchor Books
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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.