I realized I hadn't written anything about having seen the movie V for Vendetta awhile ago with Cam. The movie was intense, incredibly suspenseful and powerful.
Yesterday, I finished rereading the Handmaid's Tale. It is one of the books that made it on the moving truck. I think I had read it in Iowa as a high school senior but figured I had changed much since then and was interested in seeing how I would respond to the book now. I picked it up a couple of times and had a bit of a hard time getting into it again but once I was in, I was hooked.
It occurred to me that while this movie and this book are quite different, they deal with a similar underlying theme, surviving under a misguided government where insane ideas are perpetuated as gospel and where people live in constant fear of retribution.
The main female characters respond quite differently to the situation but each shows strength and independence despite intense oppression.
Both are thought-provoking. What did you think of them?
If only I could wear a shaved head as well...