The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel

The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel Review

Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion.

Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid's Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renee Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.

Title:The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel
Edition Language:English

    The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    I just reviewed Margaret Atwood's original story, so I won't re-discuss plot and themes. I have seen some of the fine Hulu series, so was interested to see that Renée Nault had adapted and illustrate...

  • Julie Ehlers

    Because this is a graphic-novel adaptation of a very well-known and widely read book, I feel like this review shouldn't focus on the plot or characters or the world that's been built; it should instea...

  • Madison (life uh finds a way)

    Praise be....

  • Jason

    Stunning imagery. It's amazing how her vision matches how I pictured the setting to be in my own mind, almost exactly. ...

  • Carol

    Praise be. The classic Margaret Atwood cautionary tale has finally been adapted as a graphic novel, and it is perfection. The spare art style emphasizes color (especially red and blue) and the facial ...

  • Shreya

    Terrific in so many ways - but only if one already knows the story inside out....

  • Lauren

    3.5 starsI know this is a classic but since I haven’t read the original novel, I feel like I didn’t appreciate this as much as I could have. The artwork was bright and bold and brutal in places bu...

  • Susan

    The artwork and colouring in this volume perfectly reflect the misery and horror of this story. I am unable to read The Handmaid's Tale as a book, listen to the audiobook, or watch the TV show without...

  • Paula Fialho Silva

    Adorei esta graphic novel como já tinha adorado o livro! As ilustrações são fantásticas e a essência da história está bem presente em todas as páginas.Recomendo esta graphic novel para quem Ã...

  • Nadine

    The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favorite classics of all time. I wrote a quick review for it the last time I read it in 2016 in preparation for the television show, so check that out for a more in-...