The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood | Book Review


  • Publisher: Viragro Press Limited
  • Published: 2 September 2000
  • Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction

This was a difficult book to put down. I had to stop taking this book with me to college, not because its heavy, but because I couldn’t stop reading it, even during lectures.

This is the first Margaret Atwood book I’ve read, and I am in absolute awe of the lady and her genius storytelling.

This book is about Iris Chase Griffen, an 83 year old woman, and her younger sister Laura, who died years ago. These are the opening lines of the book:

“Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge. The bridge was being repaired: she went right through the Danger sign. The car fell a hundred feet into the ravine, smashing through the treetops feathery with new leaves, then burst into flames and rolled down into the shallow…

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