Walking by a bookstore I saw the cover of the testaments from outside of the window. I walked into the bookstore and bought one – I would rather have a paperback copy but there was only hard cover available.
In the following days I kept the book with me and read it when I had time. This is the much-anticipated sequel of the highly praised the handmaid’s tale after all. And it actually got the Booker’s award even before its publishing date!
Well, after reading it from cover to cover, I must say I’m disappointed.
IN THE SPRING of 1984 I began to write a novel that was not initially called The Handmaid’s Tale. I wrote in long hand, mostly on yellow legal notepads, then transcribed my almost illegible scrawlings using a huge German-keyboard manual typewriter that I’d rented.
In its recent issue, it featured a cover story: “The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies“, detailed how Chinese military planted malicious chips into motherboards manufactured by Taiwanese supplier, supplying motherboards to a major server provider whose servers were used by almost 30 US companies, including Amazon and Apple. And by doing this, Chinese military gains potential access to these companies and even US military.
Some of you may have seen this video, since it has been around for several years:
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