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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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Sep 10, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: dystopia
Read in November, 2009 , read count: 3

I re-read this in anticipation of the companion book, The Year Of The Flood. I don't find it as groundbreaking as I did on the initial read, but I do still love it. Snowman resonates as real with me, though not particularly likable. Crake is as fascinating and compelling as any brilliant and bad guy can be. I think the premise is utterly chilling and not at all far-fetched. As dystopian novels go, this is top-notch.

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Kate I'm a fan of Atwood's work, but I haven't read this one or the new one. I also missed The Blind Assassin somehow, even though it sounds like it's right up my alley. I think it's time for me to catch up with Atwood's prodigious output!

Melody I think my favorite of Atwood's is Cats Eye, though I haven't read it in years. I love the way her feminism is not particularly overt, but is rather the warp underlying the whole tapestry.

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