Another one for the ladies.
I am still in thrall to Margaret Atwood’s fabulous writing skills and concepts. I read The Handmaid’s Tale some time after writing The Smile, and thoroughly enjoyed her very different story whilst noting similar outcomes of misogyny and subjugation.
Here is a quote that stays with me: “Tonight I have a little surprise for you,” he says. He laughs; it’s more like a snigger. I notice that everything this evening is ‘little’. He wishes to diminish things, myself included.