The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam #2)
Set in the visionary future of Atwood’s acclaimed Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know... show more
Set in the visionary future of Atwood’s acclaimed Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. Among the survivors are Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Amid shadowy, corrupt ruling powers and new, gene-spliced life forms, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can't stay locked away.
Publish date: July 27th 2010
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: MaddAddam Trilogy (#2)
Ms Atwood's "The Year of the Flood" parallels the events in "Oryx & Crate" from the perspective of a few members of 'Gods's Gardners'. As one would expect, a few of them also have connections to Crate and Jimmy (Snowman). I enjoyed this book more than Oryx & Grate as it takes place in 'Pleebland'...
"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...
I meant to get to this much sooner since I finished Oryx and Crake back in June. I think of this book more as a companion than a sequel to Oryx and Crake . This book takes place at the same time and also utilizes flashbacks but this book has two points of view. The story is told from Ren and Toby'...
The Year of the Flood is book #2 of the MaddAddam trilogy, but it is more of a companion novel than a sequel. It has a new cast of characters, and the events take place at the same time as the events in the first book. You could probably read this novel as a standalone without getting confused.While...