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Author: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0385475721
Pages: 544 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese; 1st ed. in the U.S.A edition (September 5, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Literary
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by Margaret Atwood



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The Blind Assassin book. Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist

The Blind Assassin book. Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights. Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience.

The Man Booker Prize Winner–2000.

Author: Margaret Atwood. Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group, New York, 2000. The Man Booker Prize Winner–2000. Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination.

The Blind Assassin is a novel by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. It was first published by McClelland and Stewart in 2000

The Blind Assassin is a novel by the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. It was first published by McClelland and Stewart in 2000. Set in Canada, it is narrated from the present day, referring to previous events that span the twentieth century. The work was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2000 and the Hammett Prize in 2001 and also received a number of other nominations.

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Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist.For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination. In The Blind Assassin, she stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before, creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious. The novel opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a- novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist.Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience. The novel has many threads and a series of events that follow one another at a breathtaking pace. As everything comes together, readers will discover that the story Atwood is telling is not only what it seems to be--but, in fact, much more.The Blind Assassin proves once again that Atwood is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of our time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, it is destined to become a classic.
Haal
This is a compelling story, perfectly executed. I read the book quickly and, at times, couldn't put it down. The narrative is twice framed, even if one of the frames is ambiguous. In the early-going, the context is set by a few newspaper clippings describing events pertaining to characters later revealed more fully. The rest of the book gradually answers the questions implicit in those events.

I am reluctant to touch on the plot at all because doing so could upset a reader's experience. Suffice it to say, the novel focuses on a portion of the lives of two Canadian sisters in the interwar period. A key driver is their gradually deteriorating financial circumstances.

Structurally, the novel is ambitious, and gives us the piecemeal composition of three different books, albeit sometimes obliquely. There is a mystery of sorts and the reveals occur only vaguely. The reader kind of realizes that he or she has known a crucial thing for some number of pages, and came to know it at exactly the appropriate time.

I haven't read the other books that were nominated for the Booker Prize in 2000 but that this won is not surprising. It is both complex and accessible, which is not an easy feat.
Brakree
How to describe? Saying I loved this book isn't enough, but any analysis I could offer would be pale. After I turned the last page I had to take a break from starting a new book for several days because all the samples I surveyed did not grab me like what I had just finished. Beyond the alternating stories, which dovetail very well, the words are beautifully selected, and never tedious. I really cared about the characters, and no one is pure protagonist or the antithesis. Simply, Margaret Atwood is in a league of her own.
in waiting
Margaret Atwood took a long time to get where she was going in "The Blind Assassin" but my patience was ultimately rewarded. This book reminded me a lot of Shirley Hazzard's The Transit of Venus, which was also flawed stylistically and revealed its profound core only toward the very end. Both books are about two sisters, the early events that shape/distort their lives and the different trajectories their lives take. In "Blind Assassin," this basic narrative is embedded in a more complex story within a story which has its virtues (mystery, anticipation, secret rendezvous) and drawbacks (confusing identities, convoluted sci-fi, no sex scenes - "Come here" is as hot as it gets).

Much of the main story of "The Blind Assassin" is told through long interior monologues by 83-year-old Iris. Iris is a sharp observer who can be very witty and whose wisdom is hard-won, but Atwood's detailing of her routines, like endless trips to the donut shop (with long meditations on donut holes), tried this reader's patience. On the other hand, when all of the pieces of the puzzle came together at the end of the book, I had a definite "Oh, wow" moment and found much to contemplate: the vulnerability of youth; the scars of family life; generational change; love and responsibility; fate vs. will/agency; memory and regret; blindness (whether willful or thoughtless); the burdens of old age; and how it is that some of us make it and some of us don't. "The Blind Assassin" could have been 100 pages shorter but it certainly has something to say to everyone.
Vobei
It’s hard to summarize such a long and complex book, but the short version is that it’s actually three stories in one. The first is about a woman named Iris who, in present day, looks back on her life, including her marriage to wealthy man and her complicated relationship with her sister, who died as a young woman. The second is the vivid recreation of Iris’s past, itself. The third is a book written by Iris’s tragically misunderstood sister who’s death serves as an unspoken catalyst for the entire story.

If I thought summarizing the book up was hard, I can say that telling you why I loved this book is equally difficult. It’s no secret that Atwood has a way with words and is able to weave a complex story with complete ease, but she is also able to foster empathy for misunderstood characters. Atwood manages to recreate a world where the suppression of women is commonplace, but not evil, while at the same time punctuating the story with little rebellions by strong women. Feminism in the 1930’s was of a very different variety than today and Atwood‘s ability to capture both the the reality of the times and the subtle ways women rebelled is nothing short of stunning.
Zeks Horde
I just turned the last page of Margaret Atwood's Blind Assassin. My heart is throbbing. My mind stretches into the lives and the future of the story that continues in the nowhere space of everywhere where great novels continue to unfold. I feel like my perceptions and appreciations of people I know and am yet to meet are deeper, more clear and more vivid. Atwood expanded my heart and mind with this amazing and engrossing book.

I tried to limit myself to a few pages a day to extend the duration of this novel in my active life. I haven't done that with a book in many years. Now I've read it. I hope you will too.

Here's a line that lingers - one of many treasures.

"They stuffed themselves full of technicolor meat and all the technicolor food they could get, as if there was no tomorrow.
But there was a tomorrow, there was nothing but a tomorrow. It was yesterday that had vanished."

Brava, Margaret Atwood! and thank you.

Joanna Poppink, Los Angeles psychotherapist in private practice. author of Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder.
Still In Mind
I was recently stuck in the Toronto (hometown of Margaret Atwood!) airport for 9 hours, and holy cats was I glad to have a 500+ page book to pass the time waiting for my delayed flight. I nearly finished the whole thing, and it helped me keep my sanity. I recommend this entertaining literature as much as I DON'T recommend catching a connecting flight through Toronto Pearson until they get their s--- together.