The Edible Woman

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0385491069
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Eat this.
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Reader reviewed by Rajni Perera

Atwood's expert hand at prose gives us a taste of the very new and exciting 'culinary metaphor' in this jewel of a book. The Edible Woman is the story of a young woman who suspects that she knows the true meaning of what it is to be a member of a "consumerist society" (or is she simply imagining it?). Wonderful read. You will not be able to put this one down, I guarantee it.
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Atwood a master of metaphors
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Reader reviewed by L. Eustace

"The Edible Woman" is the story of a woman who slowly loses her interest for food. First it's eggs, then poppy seeds, then everything! She is trapped in an average job as a surveyor of some sort. One day by some odd chance she knocks on a door to survey people's opinions on beer, and stumbles uppon the oddest creature you can call a man. Her relationship with him, weird as it is, deepens, as while her engagement is on full steam ahead. As silly as this sounds, Atwood is also the master at metaphors, which fills this whole book. "The Edible Woman" is the story of a woman and the society enclosing around her, trapping her, eating her up. I have to add that the ending of this book was one of the most satisfying ever. Not abrupt, not too concluded, but with just enough mystery and thought to make you a happy reader. Margaret Atwood is one of the best contemporary writers today, she's truely the master at prose and satires.
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