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The Blind Assassin

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Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2000

Even now, at the age of 82, Iris lives in the shadow cast by her younger sister, Laura. Now poor and trying to cope with a failing body, Iris reflects on her far-from-exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death.

©2001 Margaret Atwood (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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  • Samantha
  • 25/01/2010

Loved it

Oh I loved this story, didn't totally understand it after the end at the first read, so downloaded the study notes and listened to it again and it made more sense. Thank goodness for Audible, I don't have time to sit and read a book. Margaret Atwood is amazing.

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  • Steven
  • 19/05/2013

Blinded by boredom

I am astonished that this book was published, utterly gob smacked that it won the Booker. It is badly written, has a plot as thin as a pancake, a "twist" that is hilariously predictable and a feeling of boredom that pervades both the narration of the protagonist and the mind of the reader. There are many books where there is a slight plot, but there is usually great writing that compensates for this. The Blind Assassin has neither.

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  • Jane
  • 25/01/2019

I tried to like this

I’d like to call myself an Atwood fan but I struggled to really like the characters and the layout and the draaaaaging on. Theoretically a nice book but not crazy about the length and the plot twist is pretty obvious

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  • Anusha Narayanan
  • 20/08/2017

My first Atwood

I loved it. The narration is spectacular. The story can be a bit long but every chapter has something for you to look forward to in the next chapter. This is the first time I have consumed any book by Atwood and I loved it. I love myself for pursuing through it. :)

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 09/02/2020

Beautifully read and written

The story unfolds slowly, but that's actually one of the beautiful things about this book. The story is in no hurry to be told or finished. However, as with most good stories, I still felt a little sad when it was.

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