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Dorian, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Dorian)
This book has an interesting and unique plot line. It offers otherworldly excitement and imagination combined with a thought provoking look at family and aging.
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Michelle St. James, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Michelle St. James)
One of the most engrossing books I have ever read. Also one of the most complicated, with its story within a story within a story, I loved every moment of reading this marvelous book. No one paints word pictures like Atwood and few tackle head-on the subjects she does with such passion and grace.
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Kathryn Lopresti, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Kathryn Lopresti)
An older woman recounts the life and times of her once prosperous family while she explains the story behind her sister's death. Atwood's story has everything: bits of sci-fi, mystery, history, love story. While the narrator tells her story, she lists her regrets, but the story is ultimately hopeful and beautifully told.
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David Schlosser, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by David Schlosser)
As a writer, my primary concern with reading Margaret Atwood is finishing with the opinion that I ought to just hang it up. The Blind Assassin demonstrates Atwood's dazzling skill by telling stories within stories inhabited by intensely realized characters of such extraordinary diversity that the mind boggles at the author's ability to crawl inside the personalities of all classes, genders, and ages.
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Cybil, February 26, 2007 (view all comments by Cybil)
In this tale of two sisters, Atwood crochets a fabric of vibrant colors and intricate designs. Throughout the twisted narrative, the reader is wondering who is engaged in the love affair that takes place via the novel within the novel and what leads to the death of Laura, the youngest of the siblings. The Booker Prize winning author takes us on a historical journey detailing Ontario's aristocracy as well as the socialist influence before World War II. She does so in a manner that encourages the reader to devour her words like a rich dessert.
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Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Nan A. Talese
Atwood, Margaret
New York :
Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
General Fiction
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1st ed. in the U.S.A.
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9.56x6.68x1.63 in. 1.98 lbs.

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"Review" by , “Margaret Atwood is one of the greatest writers alive.…A novel of luminous prose, scalpel-precise insights and fierce characters.…[The Blind Assassin] is so assured, so elegant and so incandescently intelligent, she casts her contemporaries in the shade.”
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