The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel

The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel

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 Co Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of G...

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Title:The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel
Author:Renée Nault
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    Apr 12, 2019
    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 Rene Nault had adapted and illustrated Atwood's story as a graphic novel. The artwork here is gorgeous, creating a somewhat...
  • Kelly
    Apr 02, 2019
    The art here is fabulous and the style certainly fits the tone of the book, but I think anyone without familiarity of the novel would be lost on how the story plays out and even more frustrating is the lack of representation. Atwood and the folks behind the television series have right...
  • Rick
    May 29, 2019
    Several decades ago I had started the novel from which this graphic adaptation is derived. I had trouble getting into the writing style. But it was always in the back of my mind that I would get back to it one of these days. Then recently I saw that there was a graphic novel adaptation...
  • David
    Aug 25, 2019
    While still not a huge fan of the graphic novel form, I'm warming to it. And this is the best one I have read so far. The artwork is of such high quality. It supports the novel well without visually swamping Atwood's very controlled dystopian world. I found myself turning the pages rat...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Apr 28, 2019
    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 instead focus on whether Renee Nault has done an effective job of adapting it all into comic...
  • Nadine
    Mar 31, 2019
    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-depth review. This review will focus on the adaptation of the story for a graphic nove...
  • Jeff Larsen
    Mar 26, 2019
    Fantastic graphic adaptation of Margaret Atwood?s classic novel. ...
  • Carol
    Jun 01, 2019
    While in Barnes Noble recently picking up a couple classic graphic novels on my to own list, the bookseller says, up front we also have THE HANDMAIDS TALE graphic novel. I said thanks, but the novel wasn't a favorite of mine. She said hers either, she doesn't like dystopian stories, an...
  • Betty
    Mar 26, 2019
    Praise be. This was most excellently done. ...
  • Alex
    Jun 07, 2019
    The content of the novel obviously stood up, and the drawing is appropriately haunting. That said the kinds of advances the TV show brought in terms of reflecting the diversity of women regresses here. Everyone is white and I find that unfortunate, since that was a weakness in the 1987...
  • Carol
    Mar 17, 2019
    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 expressions convey much even when words aren't possible. I really can't say enough...
  • Dani
    Apr 27, 2019
    I?ve loved Nault?s work for years; I got to meet her while working at a comics festival in Victoria years ago where I bought a few prints from her. I was so glad to see that she was the one chose by Atwood to adapt her best known work. The art was beautiful and horrifying, with a s...
  • Bunni
    Aug 13, 2019
    I knew i wasn?t going to read the original novel OR watch the show, so when I saw this I thought it might be easier for me and I actually enjoyed it! It reminded me of some abridged Poe stories i used to read. Even though I really like Poe, sometimes I get lost in his words and descr...
  • Madison (life uh finds a way)
    Apr 08, 2019
    Praise be. ...
  • Susan
    Apr 05, 2019
    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 crying. This graphic novel provoked the same reaction of anger and sadness. I think t...
  • Jason
    Mar 29, 2019
    Stunning imagery. It's amazing how her vision matches how I pictured the setting to be in my own mind, almost exactly. ...
  • Shreya
    Apr 24, 2019
    Terrific in so many ways - but only if one already knows the story inside out. ...
  • Alice Lippart
    Jun 20, 2019
    Loved it! ...
  • Helen
    Apr 02, 2019
    I have read The Handmaids Tale and really enjoyed it. I absolutely love the show, so when I saw that there was a graphic novel I needed to read it. This was a great addition to this universe and I highly recommend it. I will say that I recommend that you read the book first because eve...
  • Nay Keppler
    Apr 07, 2019
    My first exposure to the story in any form and I was blown away and can't stop thinking about it. Now I am eager to read the original and watch the show! ...
  • Melodie Roschman
    Apr 07, 2019
    The art is gorgeous, but a) I think if you hasn't read the book you'd be totally lost, and b) so much nuance is lost from reducing the amount of text in a book that is all about clinging to words ...
  • Erica
    May 14, 2019
    This story is so terrifying. My second time reading it did nothing to dull the knot in my stomach while I read. The Handmaid?s Tale should be required reading. Margret Atwood is a master, you open this book and you can not put it down until you finish. I seriously can not give enough...
  • Lauren
    May 02, 2019
    3.5 stars I 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 but overall the frustration and anger I felt toward such a system was just too much ...
  • Rosa
    May 24, 2019
    This was an excellent adaptation, but the story was so upsetting. In more ways than one. ...
  • HoneyAhmad
    Mar 29, 2019
    Damn best! Love the artwork too ...
  • Nicky
    Jun 23, 2019
    Renee Nault has done a fantastic job of bringing the stark brutal reality of Gilead to life while keeping the essence of the story unchanged. I do wonder if not having prior knowledge of the story will affect readers views and understanding though, personally I enjoyed this more th...
  • Katherine
    Oct 21, 2018
    The United States government has been overthrown by a totalitarian religious regime. Women, the LGBTQ community, ethnic minorities, scientists, and many others become extremely oppressed. A woman now known as Offred is a Handmaid, a woman valued only for her fertility. She works for th...
  • Jessica Tobin
    May 30, 2019
    Loved the artwork. It was very well done. This was my first graphic novel I?ve ever read. ...
  • Bobaphile
    Sep 03, 2019
    3.5 stars I dont know how to rate this Oof. Haven't read the original Novel but I still enjoyed the Graphic Novel. I loved the imagery and art which I think would warrant the book 4 stars but I felt kind of luke warm at the end. ...
  • Jodie Angold
    Apr 02, 2019
    Just beautiful and perfect. I already own two copies of the novel and I was interested when I saw this was coming out but when I came across it in the flesh it wowed me. I practically ran to the till to buy it. The art and the adaptation are flawless. The illustrations complement th...