Book Reviews of The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
Author: Margaret Atwood
ISBN-13: 9780385475723
ISBN-10: 0385475721
Publication Date: 9/5/2000
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 64 ratings
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
In The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood presents her readers with a novel-within-a-novelor, more accurately, a story told within a novel within a novel. This complex interweaving of multiple narratives draws the reader forward through a dramatic and turbulent tale of love, betrayal, and death, while simultaneously using its structural puzzles to reconsider the act of storytelling itself. The effect is mesmerizing.
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Helpful Score: 3
I tredged through the first 1/4th and finally gave up. I guess the writting was good but I could care less about the people. What a bore, had to quit because life is too short!
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Helpful Score: 1
Unusual story, worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful Atwood has class and verve, works magic with words a natural story teller.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoy Atwood, and I loved the characters and their interrelationships here. I especially enjoyed the sideplot with the outlandish science fiction story running through it. I found that very Ursula K. LeGuin.
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I absolutely detested the characters in this book. I don't see how anyone could care for the "oh woe is me, I'm a poor little rich girl and so misunderstood" story.
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I couldn't get into the book. It's not my style.
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Best seller. I did not read.
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