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In a sense, Cat's Eye is a feminist deconstruction of the artist's coming-of-age novel, but Risley's feminism is skeptical and detached. Her painful girlhood friendships haunt her through her middle age, and she has far more sympathy for men than she does for the women who have supported her career. As a result, Cat's Eye transcends orthodox feminism and rigorously examines troubling questions of gender, sexuality, and art from a wryly nonpartisan perspective. Fans of Atwood's more recent novels will love Cat's Eye, but it is a book that deserves the attention of her numerous detractors; perhaps it will encourage them to give her a second look. --Jack Illingworth --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
One of the best stories I've read. Although it was fiction it described some of the difficulties a young girl faces.and how they are resolved in later life.Published 6 months ago by elizabeth bamford
For me, this was almost MY history growing up and living in Canada. All of the references were ones that I knew. It was very well written. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Duncan A Locke
I won't say anything that hasn't already been told by other reviews of this book, except that this is the novel which made me really love Atwood.Published on Dec 31 2011 by David Sabine
"If I were to see Cordelia again, what would I tell her about myself? The truth, or whatever would make me look good. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2010 by Heather Negahdar
I am a seventeen year old girl and this book really struck a chord within me. The things that the girls did to Elaine sent a chill down my spine but they didn't shock me. At all. Read morePublished on March 22 2005 by "nikki_bluesky"
This was a book that was loaned to me and I read it to kill some time. It has become one of my favorite books. I actually read that original copy to pieces. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002 by Lissa Glide
Reading Margaret Atwood -her work, the "cats eye" was emotive in a vituperative out pouring of all that wants to be seemingly human and ratiocinatively inhuman in torrents that... Read morePublished on Dec 8 2001 by Stephen Deed Locust
This was a wonderful read about the growing pains that most young women go through and the way that we learn to become functioning adults. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2001