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This is probably one of the worst AMAs I have ever seen.

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I think this AMA is pretty embarrassing.

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Would you describe the community as being similar to a small town?

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Ms. Atwood, I taught The Handmaid's Tale last year in the middle east and I was astounded that students did not make the connection between the novel and certain aspects of their own culture.

To me, the book was a cry against all forms of fundamentalism, but my students were unable to see this without my prodding. Did I miss something? Is the book a call against fundamentalism? Did you set out to write a novel with a "purpose" or did you just set out to write an entertaining novel?