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The Blind Assassin

10 Ratings: 3.2
A book by Margaret Atwood

From Publishers Weekly  Family secrets, sibling rivalry, political chicanery and social unrest, promises and betrayals, "loss and regret and memory and yearning" are the themes of Atwood's brilliant new novel, whose subtitle might read: The … see full wiki

Author: Margaret Atwood
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Nan A. Talese; 1 edition (September 5, 2000)
2 reviews about The Blind Assassin
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
This is a great read bu tdon't try to figure out the ending. You won't. be able to guess. It is one that you cannot read twice though as once you have gotten to the end, you cannot be shocked again.
review by . April 16, 2009
The Blind Assassin is definitely worth reading but I did  not love it.     The story of Iris and Laura Chase is a rather sad one and in many ways pathetic. The characters are well drawn but they are all - including Iris, the narrator of the story, rather shallow (the characters themselves -- not the writing of them.) Iris, in the later stages of her life does become a more substantive person -- but too late. The novel is really her apologia for what she didn't do in …
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