Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood #BookReview

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The stars aligned nicely when it was time for another title from 1001 Books and news came my way of a Margaret Atwood Reading Month at Consumed by Ink.  I have been meaning to read Alias Grace for ages…

By the time Alias Grace was published to great acclaim, Atwood had already written eight novels.  She has written so many now that Wikipedia groups them by decade, and Alias Grace sits with The Robber Bride in the 1990s as examples of novels in which female characters are deployed

to question good and evil and morality through their portrayal of female villains. As Atwood noted about The Robber Bride, “I’m not making a case for evil behavior, but unless you have some women characters portrayed as evil characters, you’re not playing with a full range.”  (Wikipedia, viewed 31/10/18)

Alias Grace also gets a mention at Wikipedia in the discussion about…

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