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The Land Beyond


This is a glimpse at the land beyond the Blue Mountains to the west. 

A book I have read recently
I watched series 1 of the TV series of The Handmaid's Tale with dismay, all the while hoping that Offred would manage an escape to the land beyond Gilead.  The TV series is based the dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale by Canadian author Margaret Atwood.

When there was a series 2 of the TV series I started to watch hoping for a good outcome but it was soon clear that Offred was ending up in the clutches of Aunt Lydia again!  I couldn't bear to watch any more. With series 3 released  I had a niggling question, where did the story as written end?

So I read the book which was a pleasure and while the conclusion was open I found it more satisfying then more hours of nail biting TV.

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  1. I started watching but it seemed to go on and on and Bill didn't like it so I never found out what happened. Maybe I need to read the book.

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    1. I enjoyed the book more than the TV series. However, having seen some of the series it gave me "visuals" such as the dresses the handmaids wore. I think I would have found the book a bit confusing without this.

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  2. What a wonderful Aussie view!

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  3. Beautiful view. The Handmaid's tale is just not my type of series.

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    1. I started watching it during a slow TV time - would not be my usual choice.

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  4. Given that the author only wrote one book it's hard to know what the outcome will be. Just started watching series 3 and it's moving along at a cracking pace so far.

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    1. The author writing only 1 book makes series 2 and 3 of the TV series to be designed for TV viewing so more likely to tend towards the sensational I reckon. Glad you are enjoying it.

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  5. A beautiful view!

    I read the book back in high school, but can't remember it.

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    1. Being a Canadian author and the story being quite accessible I am not surprised it was on your high school curriculum.

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  6. Beautiful, so far to see. Never heard of the series here.

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    1. I love the descent from the mountains looking to the plains beyond ... which you get a glimpse of here.

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  7. I love that view. I love the other side of the Mountains.

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    1. Me too. I am always craning my neck to either side of the road when going down Victoria Pass - I am not the driver so can enjoy the scenery.

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  8. Gorgeous views Joan Elizabeth, I'm so happy that I've seen those views now too, spectacular ✨ I couldn't get into The Handmaid's Tale, but then again I didn't try very hard 😊

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    1. It is great to be able to relate isn’t it. I enjoy your blog more bacause I have been to Perth a couple of times.

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  9. That's a beautiful view.
    I have trouble with dystopian stories. Sometimes reality is bad enough without adding more dimensions to it.

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    1. I agree. I think the only dystopian novels I have read are this one and 1984. The problem with 1984 is the world is getting more like it.

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  10. Beautiful photo. The glimpse of the landscape beyond is in the background of the photo, yet it is this that draws the eye in. Love it.

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