It knocked me out. Margaret Atwood seems to be able to do just about everything: people, places, problems, a perfect ear, an exactly right voice.
The New York Times
"Passionate and convincing."
"The consciousness that informs the novel is vivid, palpable."
-New York Times Book Review
"As swift-moving as the best thriller, clipped and laconic, yet deeply and richly sensitive."
-Sunday Telegraph (U.K.)
"Superior writing, terrifying suspense."
- Atlantic Monthly
"Margaret Atwood seems to be able to do just about everything: people, places, problems, a perfect ear, an exactly right voice."
-The New York Times
"An overwhelming novel…possessing Atwood's usual ability to harness the energy of language and implication… with remarkable insight and sensitivity."
-Quill and Quire
"Time and again the reader is impressed by the sheer virtuosity and skill of Atwood's writing."
"Sophisticated, superbly orchestrated.…"
"Striking, stringent, sharp… infused with intelligence and insight."
- Vancouver Sun
"Skilfully written, mordantly witty and immensely readable."
-London Free Press
"What makes her book so considerable an achievement is the mature, informed accuracy of its view of life. What makes it so exhilarating is the profusion of tough wit and precise poetry that everywhere transforms its black bulletins from documentary into art."
-Times Literary Supplement (U.K.)