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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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Mar 06, 2010

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Read in August, 2005 — I own a copy

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood is a very well written book. Set in the future. The planets result in politics, 'genetic splicing' as I like to put it. The future, in Margarets writing, has no room for any order of life.

The main character Jimmy, as an adult refers to himself as Snowman, as an adult. Makes best friends with Crake, whose father has died and whose mother lets him do anything. The two hit it off immediately, and Crake helps Jimmy grow-up, after his mother runs away from the family, in protest of colonies testing/genetic studies/mind-life controlling.

Snowman lives among humanoids, who look to him for 'answers' to the way the world used to be.
How he spent his life loving Oryx... and surviving when all others seemingly were destructed.

The mix... the result of destruction brought on by Man. Another interesting look from the imagination of Atwood. Would I recommend? Yes, only if you enjoy her style of writing.

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