This is a good read by a great author but is let down by the dialogue which set in the 90s in Toronto seems quite dated.Its also got far to many cliques which for an author of Attwoods standing is disappointing.Her best book by far still for me remains "Surfacing"....Continua
I just love Atwood! Nice interpretation of the history. Tony is my favorite character. Through Atwood's words I can picture her tiny but decisive face, and I really love how she puts those wars. All in all, nice book, vivid characters.
This is a beautifully crafted story about three women the reader gets to know very well and one that remains an enigma throughout. I was drawn in from the start to the finish.
This is not one of the books people talk about, when they discuss about Margaret Atwood. They always comment on The Handmais'd Tale, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake. Well, I have to say I find The Robber Bride to be superior to the latter, although less famous - or should I say popular?
The Robber Bride is, in my opinion, on of the best Atwood's novels. It is surprising how it describes the way people get to be dependent on other people: how women can depend on their men, how friends can depend on each other, how children can depend on adults' figures, even if they're not as good as they appear.
The characters in Atwood books are often solitary, if not lonely. They are people not always understood by the ones who love them, or who say to love them. And, among their characters, I particularly felt close to the three women that in this novel share their lives and destinies with the "evil" Zenia, who is nothing but another lonely person that only knows a way not to feel lonely: stealing other women's men...