My daughter was reading this book for her literature class, so I thought I would read it along with her. It is one totally FRIGHTENING story.
Though I am normally a non-fiction reader, I am drawn to tales of dystopian society. In the same vein as "1984" and "Brave New World," this is one of the best. "The Handmaid's Tale" is a story of a extremist group taking over the U.S. by force and turning it into an ultra-religious country that makes radical Islam look like a group of liberal moonbats.