The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood The plot and characters shouldn't have to suffer from the author's agenda. I guess there's a reason why I don't read much feminist lit - I don't like being hit over the head with every paragraph. And as another reviewer said much better than I, there was absolutely no reason why Penelope had to spend so much time whining. I gave up halfway through and tossed it in the "to sell" box.