By turns disquieting, humorous, compassionate, haunting and mordant, Cat’s Eye is vintage Atwood.
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Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space. If you can bend space you can bend time also, and if you knew enough and could move faster than light you could travel backwards in time and exist in two places at once.
It was my brother Stephen who told me that, when he wore his...
1. What does Margaret Atwood's novel Cat's Eye say about the nature of childhood and the development of adolescent friendship? Is there a gender-influenced difference in cruelty between boys as opposed to that expressed between girls? At what point does adolescent meanness become pathological?
2. In the...
"Nightmarish, evocative, heartbreaking." The New York Times Book Review
"The best book in a long time on female friendships.... Cat's Eye is remarkable, funny, and serious, brimming with uncanny wisdom." Cosmopolitan
"No reader will fail to be moved, even to tears, by this novel. It is poignant and lingering." Calgary Herald
"Lyrical, startling in its mastery of language, compelling in its handling of memory and forgetting, in its understanding of the ravages of the unransomed past." London Free Press
"Irresistible.... This book is about life for all of us." The Times (UK)