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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

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Atwood's Genius

  • Jul 10, 2010
I was assigned to read this book as part of an English class and I immediately became engrossed in it. Atwood's writing style is simple and at time poetic. She is perfectly descriptive and feeds an active imagination. This post apocalyptic story is almost too real. It serves well as a cautionary tale to the American lifestyle. Her imagination is backed by science to create a futurist world that seems so plausible it makes you rethink how you live. The characters and story come alive and you soon find yourself surrounded in a frightening world. The sense of irony she writes with strengthens the message she so confidently hits home. I loved this book. I'm not huge into science fiction but this was a great read and a great social commentary.
Oryx and Crake describes the world 100 years from now and does a damn good job of making predictions. The novel’s main character describes the futuristic scenes of gated communities and the dangerous outside world. The evolution of food, animals, and the internet all give today’s readers a scare because so many of Atwood’s creations have already started to appear in real life. As the economic divide grows, countries fall apart, sex trafficking explodes, and the internet begin to rule our lives Atwood shows you glimmers of hope and human compassion. The city of the future is run on solar and wind power. Pills can fix any problem and one man has the power to create new life and end it all.

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