8 Questions About 'The Blind Assassin' From 1book140 Followers

More

Discussion of the 1book140 June selection, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, is wrapping up its second day. Whether you've been following all along or are just joining the conversation now, here's a look at some of the questions readers have been asking so far:

Part I:

Questions about Atwood's style:

1b140_1_similes_post.png

1b140_1_senses_post.png

Questions about the section's mysterious ending:

1b140_1_end2_post.png

1b140_1_end_post.png

Part II:

The shifting perspective in the second section raises all sorts of questions:

1b140_2_assassin_post.png

1b140_2_picture_post.png

1b140_2_questions_post.png

1b140_2_dead_post.png

We'll be talking about Parts I and II of Atwood's Booker prize-winning novel until Saturday. To weigh in on these questions—or pose your own—join us on Twitter using the hashtags #1b140_1 (for Part I) and #1b140_2 (for Part II), or post your thoughts in the comments. Happy reading!

See all 1book140 posts.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Remote Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Video

The Origins of Bungee Jumping

"We had this old potato sack and I filled it up with rocks and dropped it over the side. It just hit the water, split, dropping all the stones. And that was our test."

Video

Is Trading Stocks for Suckers?

If you think you’re smarter than the stock market, you’re probably either cheating or wrong

Video

I Spent Half My Life Making a Video Game

How a childhood hobby became a labor of love

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In