I post books all the time on my Facebook page and on Twitter (Friend or Follow me, here or here), sometimes daily, sometimes weekly. And sometimes, people buy the books I’ve posted. But I should probably make a distinction between books I’m sharing and those I’m recommending. Usually, I’ll post a review so folks can see why I think what I do. Lately, since I’m in a reading slump, I’ve been taking fewer risks and re-reading books I know I liked. So over the next month I’m going to start recommending some of those, for folks who care to explore them.
Today’s recommendation: ‘The Robber Bride’ by Margaret Atwood.
Everyone knows her best for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ but this one is BY FAR my favorite of her work. It follows the exploits of a young woman who today we would call a frenemy. Someone who under the guise of a friend or lover or ally, lays waste to the lives of the people she comes into contact with in various ways, while remaining an almost complete mystery. I think this book was one that helped shaped my view of how good characters are created, and how much of what comprises a character is how they are seen through the eyes of other people. It’s a great book for other writers to read.
I don’t think I ever reviewed it, but I’m re-reading it and will review when done. Nevertheless, I recommend it.
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