The Blind Assassin is a long book by today’s standards. My paperback copy is 637 pages, but every one of them is a joy to read.
The writing is exquisite, each detail and description thoughtful and showing the fertility of Atwood’s imagination.
Iris Chase is remembering her sister Laura’s mysterious death, 50 years after the event. I loved Iris’s voice. Her dry humour and way of commenting on her life both now and in the past was amusing and entertaining to read.
Set against the backdrop of 20th century social history this is the story of two sisters, their secrets and is fascinating throughout.
Being a Booker Prize winner it doesn’t need me to recommend it but I do because it was recommended to me and I’m thankful for that.