The Blind Assassin

By Margaret Atwood
  • Families
  • Fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Relationship
  • Science Fiction

Some people find this book a little slow but I was very taken with it. The poetry of the main narrative voice is a joy to read; sad and resigned but also very witty. The main story is an entertaining family saga that takes place over the course of about a century and the narrative flits between the present day and the past. It also features a book within the book which I enjoyed as a break from the main narrative and also served as an opportunity for Atwood to showcase her great imagination. 

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