The MaddAddam Trilogy: Oryx and Crake / The Year of the Flood / MaddAddam
This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. With breathtaking command of her brilliantly conceived materi ...more
Margaret Atwoods latest series is a vision of future apocalypse though not the usual technological dystopia but more a biological produced endgame. In the first book of the trilogy O&C we are thrust into a survivor scenario where we meet Snowman (Jimmy) who is existing with meagre and dwindling supplies, living in a tree, unable to venture far because of a hostile environment. However he is visited, and is somehow protecting the children of a species that are not co ...more
I listened to all three books on Audible and I am SURE the audio version, especially of the Year of the Flood, was better than the written version. ***This review contains spoilers.***
I LOVE this series and was very sad to finish it!! I wanted it to keep going. It’s a dystopian story of the very near future. Some of it is quite frightening because it’s easy to believe how our current world could evolve into such a place.
I read Oryx & Crake without realizing it was a trilogy and was super a...more
My (mild) frustration wit ...more
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Oryx & Crake (3-star)
(view spoiler)[An interesting story. The main characters of Snowman/Jimmy, Oryx and Crake could have been ...more
In the first book, we are introduced to Snowman, aka Jimmy, seemingly the only human survivor of a plague that has wiped out humanity. However, he's not ...more
Postapocalyptical literature is important to me.
It offers escapism, imagination, and nostalgia.
Which is why, with a nod and a shake and a bitter sort of bemusement, I am compelled to say that Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy is a disappointing piece of well-intentioned crap.
It lacks vigor, character, and a compelling plot. Even when it tries to compensate with satire and vision, it fails by becoming repetitive and politically transparent. It ha ...more
This trilogy explores many themes and builds a believable world that seems not too far in the future and only a few wrong-headed decisions away. W ...more
Comprised of Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam, this series of ‘biopunk’ novels are set in a world of environmental collapse and disassociated youth, run by deceptive corporations. If anyone wonders why Atwood refuses to call her work science fiction, it is because she considers her work to be plausible rather than theoretical. It is ‘speculative fiction.’ Everything in MaddAd ...more
The MaddAddam Trilogy: Oryx and Crake / The Year of the Flood / MaddAddam ...more
Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, childr ...more