Tuesday, May 29, 2012
CBR IV # 25 Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood
Joan is a girls of multiple personalities. She was a fat girl, a secret writer of Gothic romances, a kinda dumb housewife, a kept woman, and adulterer, and authoress of an intriguing feminist book. She switches easily from personality to personality, creating personas both innocently and calculatingly at the same time.
The book is not really a thriller about a woman faking her death. It may seem high concept at first, but really, it is just a story about a woman.
The first book I read of Atwood was the Handmaiden's Tale. I've noticed that the books by her which I enjoy the most are those with a sci-fi premise. This book is more along the lines of Cat's Eye and the Robber Bride. It's good, but i prefer her other works.