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Rara Avis

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« on: 17 September, 2017, 09:17:31 PM »
Those of you who enjoyed 'The Handmaids Tale' might like the newest Margaret Atwood tv adaption that's coming to Netflix at the start of November.

https://youtu.be/TLAjAIo_NY8


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Re: Alias Grace
« Reply #1 on: 17 September, 2017, 10:36:20 PM »
Looks like another Atwood laugh riot.

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Re: Alias Grace
« Reply #2 on: 18 September, 2017, 08:36:21 AM »
It's a great book but, yeah, it's not exactly light and cheerful.

I couldn't bring myself to watch the adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, but I think I'll watch this.

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Re: Alias Grace
« Reply #3 on: 18 September, 2017, 10:30:24 AM »
I'm re-reading The Handmaids Tale at the moment and I think the tv adaption really brings the book to life in ways that I could not have imagined. The descriptions can be sparse as June herself struggles to really recapture her experiences. I have just read Alias Grace and it's an intriguing novel in itself before you begin to contemplate it's a novel about memory and the formation of a narrative. Grace's only real power in the novel is the withholding of information about her experience and I'm interested to see how this translates onto screen. I suppose they will have to show multiple versions of the same event to recreate that doubt and confusion in the viewer.