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MaddAddam - Margaret Atwood
MaddAddam
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Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity,... show more
Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy—Crake's one-time friend—recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385528788 (0385528787)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 394
Edition language: English
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K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza rated it
3.0 Maddaddam
This review (though not this rating) is for the trilogy as a whole.I liked the first book best, and the third one least. A lot of this was because the third book was written from the point of view of the character I connected with the least: Toby. Compared to Jimmy/Snowman in the first book, and Ren...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
3.0
I really do not understand why "MaddAddam" was written. This does not mean I did not like the book, but I have to wonder why this book was written. I can only conclude Ms Atwood likes the characters and needed some closure. The events in "MaddAddam" take place after the end of "Oryx & Crate" and "...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 The Year of the Flood & MaddAddam
"But hatred and viciousness are addictive. You can get high on them. Once you've had a little, you start shaking if you don't get more." When Oryx & Crake was first published, I could not put it down. It was my first Atwood, none of my friends knew about her (I was still at uni at the time) and pe...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
5.0 MaddAddam
This was such a beautiful wrap up to this trilogy. It was far less depressing that the first 2 books, which is good because I really don't know if I could have dealt with this series being a total bummer. God this series, it is so good I'm going to be thinking about it for a long time. I loved getti...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
5.0 Maddaddam
This is one of those books that made me sit in silence for a few minutes after finishing it. So much happens at the end that it takes a while to process everything. Some of my favorite characters didn’t survive, which makes the processing even harder.Most of MaddAddam is narrated by Toby and focuses...
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