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by Margaret Atwood

  • ISBN: 0770429351
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Margaret Atwood
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Seal Books; 1st Printing edition (2004)
  • ePub book: 1189 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1761 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 485

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International acclaim for margaret atwood's. Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty-five works of fiction, poetry, and essays, published in more than forty countries.

International acclaim for margaret atwood's. What gives the book a deeper resonance is its humanity. Her most recent works include the Booker Prize-winning novel The Blind Assassin and Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing. Ms. Atwood lives in Toronto. The Edible Woman (1969) Surfacing (1972).

Oryx and Crake is a 2003 novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. She has described the novel as speculative fiction and adventure romance, rather than pure science fiction, because it does not deal with things "we can't yet do or begin to do", yet goes beyond the amount of realism she associates with the novel form. It focuses on a lone character called Snowman, who finds himself in a bleak situation with only creatures called Crakers to keep him company

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Oryx and Crake is, by comparison, a more derivative vision. Here too Atwood is putting across a relevant and intelligent political message, which can easily be summed up: don't trust the scientists and the big corporations to run the world

Oryx and Crake is, by comparison, a more derivative vision. Here too Atwood is putting across a relevant and intelligent political message, which can easily be summed up: don't trust the scientists and the big corporations to run the world. Before catastrophe strikes, the main features of Jimmy's world are based on the gradual exaggeration of some of the most dismal current trends in western society - internet pornography, gated communities, genetic modification.

In Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood shows us a chilling dystopian world ravaged by natural disasters where the wealthy are segregated from the plebs in gated compounds and science is abused in the pursuit of perfection

In Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood shows us a chilling dystopian world ravaged by natural disasters where the wealthy are segregated from the plebs in gated compounds and science is abused in the pursuit of perfection. And a special mention must be made of the audiobook version of Oryx and Crake, read magnificently by John Chancer. Now that I have discovered Margaret Atwood and have realised what a remarkable author she is I will be reading much for of her work in the very near future, with The Handmaid's Tale next on the list.

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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

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This novel, the first in Margaret Atwood's dystopian trilogy, is a fascinating, dark and thought-provoking ride. Perhaps overshadowing the story itself, Atwood's world forces the reader into tremendous moral reflection. We are made to question the nature of exploitation, the meaning of social consent and whether effort for the greater good can ever be divorced from emotional self-interest. In terms of bigger picture message, if not story, the first book reminds me of Hugh Howey's mesmerizing Wool series.

The story centers around Jimmy, also called Snowman, assumed to be the lone survivor of a plague that destroyed humanity. His companions are Crakers: a society of unworldly humanoid experiments designed to eliminate the perceived flaws of normal homo sapiens. The Crakers see Snowman as a relic and link to the "before" times as well as their source of knowledge about their creator, Crake. Jimmy has given the Crakers an origin story, that while false, is something he feels they can mentally grasp. The enigmatic Oryx is the novel's most interesting character primarily because she is so difficult to understand. She is the love interest to both Jimmy (Snowman) and Crake.

Atwood, an avid environmentalist, creates a believable world where climate change accelerates with cataclysmic consequences; changing the nature of agriculture and livestock production, flooding major cities and changing the weather. To compensate, society evolves into a two-tiered structure where scientists and thought-workers segregate themselves into highly secure compounds while the remainder of humanity fend for themselves in decaying, crime-ridden "plebelands". The scientists, working for global corporations, create increasingly bizarre animal and plant hybrids for food in addition to rejuvenation products that increase lifespan and beauty for those who can afford them.

The novel is, overall, an excellent one and well worth the read. The characters are well-developed and fascinating though almost uniformly difficult to like. Many elements of the story are gut-wrenchingly plausible and Atwood masterfully manages to ruin your sleep at night. One leaves the tale of Oryx and Crake with little hope for the future of humanity. Too many genies, it seems, are already out of the bottle.

It's possible to nitpick some of the story's futuristic elements. For example, published in 2003, it's difficult to see how Atwood couldn't see the coming of smart phones and electronic documents. Jimmy, searching for a job, is somehow snail mailing his paper resume to prospective employers. And another nit, as a former marketer, I found nearly all of the product names things that would have been mercilessly ridiculed at any ad meeting. Atwood seems in love with cheesy rhymes and putting "oo" in everything (Anooyoo, Soy Oh-Boy, pigoons).

Still, world-building is hard, and you have to cut the author some slack. After all, we let Suzanne Collins get away with never explaining how and why the Hunger Games world is like that. Whether or not you will like Oryx and Crake really depends on your feelings about apocalyptic fiction. I tend to rate this type of fiction on whether the author made me think and creeped me out. This novel will definitely do both of those things.
WOGY WOGY
I read a great deal of science fiction and most of it is,to be charitable,derivative trash - particularly the self-published military scifi that is so abundant on Amazon. But every so often a masterpiece appears and one of them is the MaddAddam trilogy. I had been aware of these books for some time, but somehow never got around to reading them. Deeply tired of thousands of missiles and mechanized body armor and planet busters, I finally gave these a try and can kick myself for waiting so long. This is literature, not pulp. Atwood manages a number of individual voices, including her own, that come together to create a fully-realized world. Dystopian, yes but so far above the usual zombies and machine uprisings as Hamlet is to "See Spot Run" The multitude of voices and points-of-views are never more than masterful, the language is lyrical and when need be beautiful, and the creatures that inhabit this world are inventive and vividly described. I can think of only one other series that attains the rank of literature, Octavia Butler's "Lilith" series. MaddAddam is art of the highest order, not just a genre piece. Be prepared to give it some time and you, too, will enter into her world.
Malhala Malhala
"Oryx and Crake" is a magnificent work of literary science fiction and Postmodernist criticism. Atwood creates a dystopia vision referencing Gore Vidal's "Kalki" and Capek's "R.U.R" combined with William Gibson's dark perspective of Late Capitalism run amok. It is also an homage to the beauty of vocabulary and its essentialness to human culture:

"He compiled lists of old words too - words of a precision and suggestiveness that no longer had a meaningful application in today's world...He memorized these hoary locutions, tossed them left-handed into conversations: wheelwright, lodestone saturnine, adamant. He'd developed a strangely tender feeling towards such words, as if they were children abandoned in the woods and it was his duty to rescue them."

This love of the lost and abandoned is, however, not limited to words but also the dispossessed people inhabiting Atwood's world. It is most forcibly projected upon the character of Oryx, a woman so commoditized by the world that she doesn't know her nationality or mother tongue anymore. She has spent her life since childhood as a sex toy for Western consumption.

Atwood creates her own version of Pasolini's "Salo" in Oryx' journey through life, one just as bitter and unavoidable as the Italian auteur's. Margaret brings viscerally to life the child bordellos of Thailand, the Italian countryside littered with Nigerian prostitutes, the smorgasbord of Dubai whorehouses, the pervasive presence of Eastern European mail-order brides in Western countries, the ubiquitous availability of pornography just a touch away on our computing devices, and the slave trade that drives all of this global commerce. And yet, this is also a story about a quest for love in a world reduced to filth and return on investment.

Truly a novel of action, entertainment, and human pathos capable of joy and horror, ennui and redemption, and worthy of both SF and literary acclaim. Have at it!