Author : Margaret Atwood
The one thing I love about books is how diverse each reading experience can get. Some books take you on a thrilling ride keeping you glued to its every page while others tend to play with all kinds of emotions just well enough to make a reader dread the last page of the story.
The Edible Woman however, does none of that. In fact I took two weeks to complete this book all while not feeling any strong emotion to drive me through it and yet, I can’t stop thinking about it.
The premise of the story fascinated me. If I could use one word to describe this book it would be – subtle. Each change in both plot and characters seems so well crafted that it does a great job in representing how subtle decisions and their minor consequences eventually snowball into a much bigger issue that could be a lot harder to run away from.
Like I said before, this isn’t a story that had me glued to every page. It’s just the type of book that makes you think and that is exactly what makes it worth the read. The fun part about it began after I finished it and started reading other reviews. This was where I realised the significance of many scenes and that just made me appreciate the beauty of this story even more.