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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
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really liked it
bookshelves: utopia-dystopia, in-english, books-i-own, read-in-2016, series-completely-read
Read from June 19 to 24, 2016

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Quotes Sandra Liked

Margaret Atwood
“If he wants to be an asshole, it's a free country. Millions before him have made the same life choice.”
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood
“You can’t buy it, but it has a price,” said Oryx. “Everything has a price.”
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood
“So this was the rest of his life. It felt like a party to which he'd been invited, but at an address he couldn't actually locate. Someone must be having fun at it, this life of his; only, right at the moment, it wasn't him.”
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood
“Perhaps they’ll say, These things are not real. They are phantasmagoria. They were made by dreams, and now that no one is dreaming them any longer they are crumbling away.”
Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake


Reading Progress

05/29/2016 marked as: to-read
05/29/2016 marked as: own-but-not-read
06/19/2016 marked as: currently-reading
06/20/2016 page 95
25.0% "“If he wants to be an asshole, it's a free country. Millions before him have made the same life choice.”

"He's a grown-up now, with much worse things on his coscience. So who is he to blame them?
(He blames them.)""
06/21/2016 page 173
46.0% ""So I learned about life," said Oryx.
"Learned what?" said Jimmy. (...)
"That everything has a price."
"Not everything. That can't be true. You can't buy time. You can't buy..."" He wanted to say love, but hestitated. It was too soppy.
"You can't buy it, but it has a price," said Oryx. "Everything has a price.""
06/22/2016 page 241
64.0% "Perhaps they'll say, These things are not real. They are phantasmagoria. They were made by dreams, and now that no one is dreaming them any longer they are crumbling away."
06/23/2016 page 307
81.0% ""So this was the rest of his life. It felt like a party to which he'd been invited, but at an address he couldn't actually locate. Someone must be having fun at it, this life of his; only, right at the moment, it wasn't him.""
06/24/2016 page 376
100.0% "This book can be summed up in the quote: "He listened, but he didn't hear" (paraphrased). Oh Jimmy. It's a dystopian novel told through flashbacks, the reasons slowly unfolding before your eyes. This was great and in-depth, but mostly exposition. This book was mostly laying the groundwork for the other books, as the action only arrived in the last chapter. I still rly liked this and look forward to the other books."
06/24/2016 marked as: read

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