Oryx and Crake

by Margaret Atwood | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0385503857 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Xeyra of Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on 8/16/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Tuesday, August 16, 2005
From Amazon.com:

A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood’s new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it.

This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx and Crake, nothing will ever look the same again.

The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers.

Journal Entry 2 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Monday, September 5, 2005
A truly shiver-inducing view of the future, the result of a man playing God. Told from the point of view of Snowman, a survivor of an apocalyptic disease, the story unfolds with exquisite detail, spanning both past and present, showing us a view of black future for humankind. Frightening but an incredible read nonetheless. Recommended.

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Journal Entry 3 by xallroyx from Huntington Beach, California USA on Tuesday, September 27, 2005
got in the mail today as part of relay--THANKS!!

Journal Entry 4 by xallroyx at Huntington Beach, California USA on Friday, January 8, 2016
I read this awhile back but never journaled. Loved it and the entire trilogy. It is off to my classroom library.

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