Oryx and Crake

A Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy book. I'll make you mine, lovers said in old books. They never said, I'll...

A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize.Margaret Atwood’s new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx and Crake, nothing will ever look the same again.The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls...

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  • Pages: 443 pages
  • ISBN: 9780770429355 / 770429351
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Anyway, maybe there weren't any solutions. Human society, corpses and rubble. It never learned, it made the same cretinous mistakes over and over, trading short-term gain for long-term pain. Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake // I'll make you mine, lovers said in old books. They never said, I'll make you me. Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake // He doesn't know which is worse, a past he can't regain or a present that will destroy him if he looks at it too clearly. Then there's the future. Sheer vertigo. Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake //

Nobody can write dystopia like Atwood. Depending on your preference, that's either a good thing or a bad thing. For me, it's a very good thing. If we think of The Handmaid's Tale as a religious dystopia, then this book is a scientific dystopia. I'm afraid to describe the plot in too much detail, because I'm afraid to give anything away,... This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is the second dystopia Atwood has written, and I think it's less successful than The Handmaid's Tale. Her vision here is of a not-too-distant future in which the US is divided into corporate-owned gated communities where the (biotech) companies' owners... A mainstream author writing science fiction badly. Basically, tries to have it both ways: referencing real-world, present-day biotechnology without bothering to be accurate about it. I didn't enjoy reading it, and I don't like the implication-- that writing SF just involves throwing terminology around. One wouldn't have much patience...

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