Thursday, June 13, 2013

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Atwood succeeds in painting a decidedly bleak, unsettling and eerily plausible vision of a future where genetic engineering has been harnessed to meet the demands of a society on the brink of environmental collapse. The reader peers through the eyes of Snowman, formerly known as “Jimmy", as he struggles to cope with the possibility that he might be the sole human in existence following a pandemic. While dystopian (or, as Atwood calls it, “speculative fiction”) novels may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and left with plenty of food for thought. 

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR 9199.3 .A8 O79 2004, 2nd Floor Humanities

Review submitted by
Ashley Bloomfield,
Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
Rating: Highly Recommended

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