She’s a monster – by Adam Taylor

I read the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood a long time ago, and loved it in the way you love something so horrifying you can’t stop reading.

I knew there was a TV adaptation, but I’ve never wanted to watch it, so this music is completely new to me. And I love it. I’ll be listening to ‘She’s a monster’ a lot today as I write the scene in which Hands discovers that it’s been betrayed. 🙂

If you’re still enjoying your weekend, have fun. If, like us, you’re yawning your way through Monday morning…take heart, the sun’s shining!

cheers
Meeks

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I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

14 responses to “She’s a monster – by Adam Taylor

  • Widdershins

    I read the book too, way back when … and have absolutely no desire to watch the series. I want escapism with my ‘realistic SF’, not the sadism of reality.

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    • acflory

      Yeah, there are images from that book that have stuck with me for decades, and not in a good way. I don’t know why but that scene about hiding butter inside the shoe…as a moisturiser? -shiver-

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  • D. Wallace Peach

    I could almost ditto your post, Andrea. I read the book decades ago and haven’t tried the television series. I just don’t want to be disappointed, though it is popular. Such intense music! A great backdrop for writing. 🙂 Enjoy!

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  • DawnGillDesigns

    The TV adaptation is one of those incredibly rare occurrences: one that’s actually improved on the novel. I think it’s coz Margaret Atwood was part of the process (she even, gets a cameo!) Same with the recent Good Omens adaptation – Neil Gaiman was the showrunner, and it’s really noticeable, with minimal loss (only the footnotes that are such a Pratchett fingerprint). You should try and watch them both. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

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  • robbiesinspiration

    I have not yet read this book although I have it. Abuse of and suppression of women is to real here in southern Africa for me to be able to view this story as dystopia. It is still reality in so many places and that makes it to horrifying for me to read.

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    • acflory

      I understand where you’re coming from, Robbie. For me the awfulness was because women had /fallen/ to such horrible depths. And as someone who likes history, I could actually see something like this happening again. Not the exact scenario, obviously, but a loss of all we’ve gained over the last 100 years.

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      • robbiesinspiration

        I agree with you that we could easily go backwards. There are millions of people in the world who would happily take away the rights of those women who have any. A lot of youngsters don’t appreciate the gift of these rights, especially the right to vote, and they don’t even bother to vote which really upsets me. I always vote.

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        • acflory

          Yes. 😦 I’ve never been a feminist per se, more of a humanist, but I’ve often been shocked by the assumption that the battle has been won and there’s no need to do any more. We are still so very far from true equality.

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