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The Handmaid’s Tale

Book vs Show: Can a TV Show Ever be as Good as the Book?

Recently, I've been thinking about TV show adaptations of books. Has there ever been a TV adaptation as good as or, dare I say better than, the book? Let's find out...

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Enough Doom & Gloom – Fictional Worlds I Want to Visit (and Maybe Stay Forever)

There has been much talk lately about how books, particularly speculative fiction such as Orwell's 1984, are cautionary tales for the slippery slope the world is proceeding down. I need a break from that doom and gloom. So, let's talk about fictional worlds where I might actually like to visit or even live.

Monday Blog: When Book Endings Let Us Down

All good things must come to an end, even books. What happens when that end disappoints?

A Review of The Handmaid’s Tale: Fictional Masterpiece or Blueprint for Our Destruction?

Unlike the people helping George Orwell's 1984 sell out at amazon, I didn't decide to read The Handmaid's Tale to educate myself on what life might be like in the "hands" of a fascist regime. I picked it up because I'd always wanted to read it. I didn't even know much about the story at the time.

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