Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.
Series3 primary books
MaddAddam is a 3-book series with 3 primary works first released in 2003 with contributions by Margaret Atwood and Kristiina Drews.
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Poetry, not literature. The writing structure makes no sense.
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Interesting, but the pacing was glacial. The true payoff didn't come until the last 40 pages and it felt like some work to get there, with too much extraneous detail. I'm somewhat intrigued by the ideas of the next 2 books, but not sure that I want to devote the time to them.