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I have to return The Handmaid's Tale to amazon.com. It was a… - Salvador Dali in a lawn chair.
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I have to return The Handmaid's Tale to amazon.com.

It was a misprint and the end of the book is cut off by nine pages and starts over again with the beginning of the book.

The reason I found this problem is that in the end of the book there is supposed to be a A Reader's Companion to The Handmaid's Tale and I wanted to read what the companion had said about the novel up to the point I had completed.

Except it wasn't there. Along with the entire last nine pages of the novel.

I'm glad I caught it now and not later. I would have been livid had I gotten to the end and had to wait three weeks until I was able to finish it.

So The Handmaid's Tale is getting shipped off to Amazon.com, hopefully to be returned to me in better condition in a few weeks.

mood: surprised surprised
music: Eurythmics - "Sweet Dreams"

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birdofparadox From: birdofparadox Date: May 10th, 2002 07:05 am (UTC) (link)
ack!!

hey, if you're gonna see everraven anytime soon, i can pass her my copy for you to borrow...
lost_angel From: lost_angel Date: May 10th, 2002 07:47 am (UTC) (link)
The temptation was unbearable!

I stared at the book on and off all night and just couldn't resist reading it even though I know I wouldn't be able to finish the finally bit for a while. I gave in and didn't put it down until there were only thirty pages or so left to go.

As hard as I tried, I couldn't stop reading. Margaret Atwood is an amazing writer, both with content and form. It was like eating tart plums of a new and different taste with every page, more surprising and potent from one page to the next.

I have to get my hands on more of her stuff. Thank you for the offer, but I think EverRaven is already back up here for graduation. I might take you up on that though if the logistics work out :)
birdofparadox From: birdofparadox Date: May 10th, 2002 07:59 am (UTC) (link)

she's gaming with us on Sunday...

...so if I do see her, I'll pack it for you!

I also own Alias Grace (my favorite), Bodily Harm, The Blind Assassin (do yourself a favor and do NOT read reviews of this book before you finish it!), and something else.... I'm also a huge fan of her poetry.

She is an incredibly lush writer.... it's beautiful stuff. I found Atwood in college, and devoured anything nearby :)
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