Margaret Atwood's 'The Blind Assassin,' Parts VII through X


At this point, it's probably pretty clear how hard life has been for Iris, and how hard life was for her long-dead dear sister Laura. The plot has thickened so considerably that, at points, it feels nightmarish. Still, Atwood's prose in The Blind Assassin is about her best, and the story has a pull to it, drawing the reader onward.

This is my third time reading it, and all three times, I find that at about the halfway mark, the desire to devour the rest of the book is very strong -- I finished it in a marathon reading session two Saturdays ago. This is the best way (in my opinion) to read The Blind Assassin.