The dystopian setup of the book and the tipping of scales between genders was highly intriguing but I really wish there was a more clearer perspective to the build up of Gilead. A lot is left to the readers imagination which works in some parts and doesn’t in others. The tale is mesmerising and horrifying at the same time. There is a sort of romanticism to the story that is a thing of the past now. The end justified the incredulousness of such a country cause it’s almost impossible to sustain such an empire. But yet I know that it’s “almost” impossible cause certain factors of our present setup are looking for so called “simpler times” with very clear gender definitions and roles. I would recommend this book for the sheer vision of the author.