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Hi everyone, I see this is a pretty quiet community overall, so I just thought I'd step in and say hello. I've been into Margaret Atwood for a few years now. My introduction was Dancing Girls (specifically "Rape Fantasies"); I was really impressed by her wit and skill and had to keep reading. My favorite book is Cat's Eye. That book has probably inspired me to do more writing than anything else I've ever read.

Well, I guess I don't have as much to say as I thought, but I just thought it would be a good idea to say hello.

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unwoman
Oct. 15th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Hello! I love Cat's Eye too.
evrythingshines
Oct. 15th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
hello back ;)

just curious, but what makes it something you love?
unwoman
Oct. 15th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
The first time I read it, I was 17, and it pretty much flooded me with memories of my earlier childhood. Mostly not so good, but I felt like Atwood understood the childhood outcast experience (and just the thoughts that children have) in a way that I thought no one else could. I had read The Handmaid's Tale and loved it, and Alias Grace and not loved it so much (but I need to reread that for sure, I've read most of her other novels twice now.)

I find with all Atwood books an exceptionally deep understanding of humans, in their deepest minds and also their interactions. Especially male/female relationships and compexities -- she nails those.
felis_ultharus
Oct. 15th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
Welcome!

I tend to like her best in her most humourous moods-- The Edible Woman and The Robber Bride are my two favourites.
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