Day 6·Should I Read It?

'It's very good': Atwood's much-anticipated sequel The Testaments lives up to the hype

Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne reviews Margaret Atwood's latest novel, The Testaments.

Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne reviews The Handmaid's Tale follow-up

Excitement around Margaret Atwood’s sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, has reached Harry Potter levels of buzz, says Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne. But should you read it? 1:49
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The excitement surrounding Margaret Atwood's hotly anticipated novel, The Testaments, has reached Harry Potter levels of buzz — but should you read it?

Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne thinks so.

"It's exciting to read and it is hopeful in a way that The Handmaid's Tale was not," Toyne told Day 6 host Brent Bambury.

"It's a brilliantly imagined world ... I can't see that this is going to disappoint people who have been waiting to find out what happens next in the story that they love."

The Testaments is the long-awaited sequel to Atwood's 1985 novel, The Handmaid's Tale. That novel has been turned into an Emmy-winning TV series.

Before its release, The Testaments was short listed for the Man Booker Prize and long listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize — awards the 79-year-old Canadian author won in 2000 and 1996, respectively.

Watch or listen to Toyne's review above.

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