Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Reviews - The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week, I am reviewing Margaret Atwood's newest novel, The Heart Goes Last. Thanks so much to Penguin Random House for sending me this book in exchange of an honest review!


I... I don't know what to say.

I was really enjoying this book, loving the realistic post-apocolyptic/post-economic collapse vibe and then I got to a certain point in the story, probably a third of the way through, and I was just so confused. 

I didn't get the direction the book went in, it just seemed weird. I was expecting a post-socioeconomic apocalypse with a plan for the future but what I got was a book with a strange, cultish, sexually driven society and what I thought was the main storyline of two characters trying to work out their marriage was quickly forgotten.

Now, this was my very first experience with Atwood, so I am not really familiar with her style. 

I just felt like I wasn't feeling the story and I didn't connect to any of the characters. Stan was a bit of a stick in the mud and Charmaine, oh don't even get me started!

In the end, it wasn't my favourite. Perhaps some diehard Atwood fans out there will read it and love it, but I just couldn't.

I rated this book 2/5 stars on Goodreads.