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After reading a New York Times Book Review cover story about the new Margaret Atwood novel, The Year of the Flood, I promptly placed the title on hold and then began reading 2003’s Oryx and Crake which is related to the new one but not necessarily a continuation. I admit that I have not read much of Atwood’s clearly impressive body of work, but I am blown away by the very compelling Oryx and Crake. If you love dystopian/end of the world/speculative fiction as much as I do, or just enjoy first class storytelling, it doesn’t get much better than this environmentally devastated, gene spliced nightmare world that Atwood so vividly imagines.

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The Year of the Flood
9780385528771


No Future

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After reading a New York Times Book Review cover story about the new Margaret Atwood novel, The Year of the Flood, I promptly placed the title on hold and then began reading 2003’s Oryx and Crake which is related to the new one but not necessarily a continuation. I admit that I have not read much of Atwood’s clearly impressive body of work, but I am blown away by the very compelling Oryx and Crake. If you love dystopian/end of the world/speculative fiction as much as I do, or just enjoy first class storytelling, it doesn’t get much better than this environmentally devastated, gene spliced nightmare world that Atwood so vividly imagines.

Book

The Year of the Flood
9780385528771

Posted by Michael Cockrell at 10/22/2009 02:33:22 PM