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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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Aug 25, 10

bookshelves: read-2008, dystopias, social-critique, mfa-annotations, read-2009, read-2010, favorites
Read in April, 2008, read count: 3

I really liked this book. Oryx and Crake gives an erie glimpse at a possible future where science has gone too far.

Snowman is the last human alive and he has only genetically altered humonids, known as "Crakers" or "Crake's Children", for company. In the same style as Handmaid's Tale, the narration goes on with the present with frequent dips into the past so we can learn how things got to be this way. The book is almost an Adam and Eve story where instead of bringing life, they bring death.

As with most dystopias (although I hesitate giving that exact label here), there is a certain element that mirrors our own future or things that have come to be, however Oryx and Crake seems to be closer to the mark on modern science than I have seen so far.
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