The Testaments: A Lesson in the Necessity of Tension

A review about Atwood’s sequel and its inability to match the tension of her original work.

For all the bleakness and feministic torture imbued within Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, the charm of reading her ecumenical dystopian narrative is found in the underlining tension. How Atwood donates swathes of value to memory by manifesting this anxiety to forgetting, she…