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The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
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Sep 20, 12

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Read in August, 2012 — I own a copy

The Narrative of The year of the Flood picks up the universe created in Atwood's first MaddAdam work, Oryx and Crake. The chronology, however does not place it as a sequel nor a prequel. at moments it extends to before the time line of O&C, and eventually fills gaps to the closing sequence, placing it as an intertwining companion to her earlier piece.

Unfortunately the disjointed chronology of TYOTF as a plot device comes off as ineffective at best, page flipping madness at a few of the worst points.

That being said, this book does incredible justice to Atwood's beautiful and eerie portrait of the not-so-distant future, filled with some new and far more than a few recognizable icons. The book is brought to life with song and prayer throughout and creates characters that face real moral, sexual, and physical dilemma to build an excellent cast of endearing survivors.

Great read for any Atwood fan, or something to be tackled by young adults who enjoy mild sci-fi flavor, and just a little doomsday flair.

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