Margaret Atwood where have you been all my life? If you loved this book as much as Journeyman did, give us a “M’aidez!” in the comment section! That’s only going to make sense if you’ve actually read the book so get off your seat cushions, get your nose into a bookstore and pick up a copy of this fine-ass piece of literature.
This is the part where the boys get all pissy at the idea of reading such a dainty book, what with its feminine cover art and teasing tittle. Well, your ignorance is showing and for that you have earned yourself one free smack-across-the-face-with-a-hard-cover-copy-of-Pride-And-Prejudice. Because that’s all it’s good for. If the world comes to an end and we’re sat in a library deciding on which tomes to turn into charcoal, Piss & P-, er, I mean Pride & Prejudice is the first to go. Come near Atwood’s work and Journeyman will paper-cut you to death.
It’s so easy to fall in love with Atwood’s writing style. She delivers plot twists in a way that surprises you while making you feel like you knew it all along. Red Herrings everywhere. Her descriptions of dystopian universes are so light and easy to sink into. Come the last page you will still have no idea what happened to make that world so tits up but you’ll know all you need to know about how it affects the main character.
This story is not sappy at all. At the start it’s easy to expect a typical ‘happily ever after’ but it doesn’t happen that way. This tale is a dark one.
Journeyman’s Rating: If it has Atwood in the credits, you will f***ing love it.