|The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood|
Fellow book worms, I'm finally reading my first Atwood novel. I know, right? How did I make it this far in life without reading any Atwood?
I was scouring the book section in a local charity shop for familiar authors and came across this. Stumbling across old and clearly well-read books is one of my little joys in life. I find myself wondering who has sat and read these same pages before me? I wonder it they liked it? Hated it? Did they go into work the next morning and press it into the hands of a friend hastily saying 'you must read this, I think you'll adore it'?
"Marian is determinedly ordinary, waiting to get married. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancee and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine, and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach ... The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed."
I'm currently around half way through and although it's under 300 pages, I'm finding it's one I have to read in short bursts. A couple of chapters in I wasn't sure if I was going to make it all the way through but it seems to have a way of drawing me in, almost like it has grabbed me by the shoulders and pulled me closer. It's actually been a bit of a strange experience - strange in a good way though.
Have you read this, or any other Atwood novels?
Any you would particularly recommend?
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