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The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale is a truly chilling story.I loved this book. It did start a little slow and the first bit was on the painful side to read, if only because you want to know more about this world and how it became the way it is. On the other hand, I loved how things slowly sunk in as you read through the pages. You're presented a world and gradually you learn more and more, and the more you learn, the more horrifying it becomes.My only complaint is that sometimes the world didn't quite seem real, or plausible. Perhaps this is because it's an extreme take on something subtle in our society. The ending certainly clears things up, but I can't help but want more, as I don't feel that I truly understand the world presented in The Handmaid's Tale. There's something missing and that leaves me feeling unsatisfied.