The Year of the Flood
From the Booker Prize–winning author of Oryx and Crake, the first book in the MaddAddam Trilogy, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Internationally acclaimed as ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by, amongst others, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Village VoiceIn a world... show more
From the Booker Prize–winning author of Oryx and Crake, the first book in the MaddAddam Trilogy, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Internationally acclaimed as ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by, amongst others, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Village VoiceIn a world driven by shadowy, corrupt corporations and the uncontrolled development of new, gene-spliced life forms, a man-made pandemic occurs, obliterating human life. Two people find they have unexpectedly survived: Ren, a young dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails (the cleanest dirty girls in town), and Toby, solitary and determined, who has barricaded herself inside a luxurious spa, watching and waiting. The women have to decide on their next move — they can’t stay hidden forever. But is anyone else out there?
Publish date: July 27th 2010
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: MaddAddam Trilogy (#2)
This book is perfect. If your looking for a critical non-biased review this isn't the place because I haven't read a book by Margaret Atwood that I haven't loved. This is a dual perspective novel and the sequel to Oryx y Crake featuring many of the same characters as the original. I loved both persp...
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...