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The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
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Feb 25, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: adult, sf

audiobook. Dystopian view where ppl have caused mass extinctions but also created new animals through gene splicing. The flood is a global pandemic caused by a gene-spliced microbe. Scattered members of an ecological cult survive. Woman-centered narratives, but reminiscent also of Vonnegut. The audio made it better than reading, as they not only used 3 actors for the 3 narrators, but also created music for the cult hymns. Open-ended ending.

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message 1: by Stella (new)

Stella I read this book. Sounds like the audio was good. Curious how CorpSeCorp was pronounced. I kept pronouncing it differently in my head.

Kathy And I was wondering how they spelled it. They pronounced it "korpseekorp". And another thing that was scary about the book was the apparent complete collapse of any form of government or community organization

message 3: by Stella (new)

Stella There were A LOT of scary things about this distopic world! Did you read Oryx and Crake? I didn't, but this one got me interested.

Kathy I hadn't even heard of it until now, but now I'm interested, too

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