Oryx and Crake
With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity—and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much... show more
With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity—and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now Snowman is alone, and as we learn why we also learn about a world that could become ours one day.
Publish date: 30-03-2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Edition language: English
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, Post Apocalyptic
This was, in fact, my first go at reading Margaret Atwood. I’m not entirely sure why I chose this one to read first, I think I saw a glowing review for it’s sequel on tumblr and decide that, well, I might as well start here. And, yes that was a pretty good decision as this book floored me.Like, I’m ...
this was quite a follow up to read direct after cloud atlas, as it easily could have fit between the sonmi and sloosha's crossin' chapters. only, for as great a writer as atwood is, it lacked in many ways cloud atlas delivered. please note, i am not saying this is a in any way a bad book -- it is no...
Long ago in my Philosophy of the Arts class, we read and argued a great deal about the Intentionalist Fallacy. This is the claim that the artist's intentions don't matter, that what matters is the meaning conveyed by the art product. I find authors' intentions interesting, but try first to understan...
I am a Margaret Atwood fan, and I am trying to do a "best of sci-fi summer" and I wanted to read this book for the simple fact that she wrote it, but didn't think it fit the bill. Fortunately it did (I would have read it anyway), and I liked it more than I expected to. In true Atwood fashion, ther...
I really liked this book and found it absolutely fascinating. It is a dark vision of the future for which much rang true to my mind, but that also made some parts hard to read. Overall, I think this book is worth reading. Atwood portrays the world ours could become.