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thewriteratwork @ 03:49 pm: Are the women reading?
I missed the August read, On Love; for those who read it, any thoughts? I requested it from the library and then never picked it up (shame on me); hopefully September's book won't suffer the same fate. (If only the library were easier to get to...) Did anyone read The Penelopiad? I'm very curious to see what others think...


Date:September 21st, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed it more than I expected, too, as I'm not a real Atwood fan. I wasn't wild about it, though, which is sad, as it's exactly my kind of book. I can't quite put my finger on it. I found the academic explanation at the end interesting but a bit jarring; but I did like Penelope's characterization, like her Helen angst.
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