Margaret Atwood has become synonymous with chilling dystopian themes with elements of the absurd in her novels. This book, featuring life-size sex dolls, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley impersonators, along with more sinister elements certainly continues Ms. Atwood's reputation. Where she fails her readers is in the delivery. The premise of the book is interesting and certainly the beginning is engrossing but as the book progresses it takes on a life of its own and becomes disjointed black comedy within a dystopian world. I might have liked it more if I found the main characters likable but unfortunately I didn't.
Overall I was left with the feeling that the book I started out reading was swapped out with something entirely different in its place.
Rating: 2 stars (even my daughter gave it a "meh" reaction as pictured here)