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Oryx and Crake

A Novel
Atwood, Margaret (Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.
Authors: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Title: Oryx and Crake
a novel
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2004
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 389 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Margaret Atwood
Summary: A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.
ISBN: 9780385721677
0385721676
Branch Call Number: FICTION ATWOOD 2004
Subject Headings: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Fiction Genetic engineering Fiction New York (State) Fiction Male friendship Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Love stories
Dystopias
Topical Term: Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Genetic engineering
Male friendship
LCCN: 2009464873
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A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.

Atwood imagines how genetic tampering and sociological changes will radically change civilization, and perhaps destroy it.

A novel of the future that explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.

Atwood’s dystopian vision of a future ravaged by corporate greed. First in the “Maddaddam” trilogy, Atwood shows her masterful writing skills as she describes a world struggling to recover, interspersed with memories of the time leading up to a massive disaster.

A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.


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Jul 22, 2014
  • dtaflin rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I won't be reading the next two books in the trilogy. The writing was good, the concepts interesting, but the oppressively cynical attitude about human nature was depressing. I don't personally know anyone who is as jaded and uncaring as the most sympathetic person in this book (Oryx). Even the high-school kids act like they're a thousand years old. I don't need any more of that.

Jun 21, 2014
  • MissEavis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow! this book was incredible. Sort of George Orwell and Stephen king come together but possible better then both...and this author is canadian... it's the first of hers I've read and I really look forward to reading the other books in this trilogy as well as many other by Margaret Atwood :-)

Jun 01, 2014
  • Dixiedog2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

To be fair-minded, I do have problems getting interested in an author whose books I have not read before; this book was no exception. Oryx and Crake - Oryx and Crake Trilogy Book 1 by award winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood was a little slow at first but as I proceeded to read this book my interest increased and I did rate it as a good read. I do suggest that due to some of the content, it is recommended for adults only. Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.

Apr 01, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another great book by Ms. Atwood, who unfortunately most likely correctly extrapolates how events are going (the easily swayed American citizens applauds Michael Lewis' latest book on high frequency trading and how it's used to scam the market, while Lewis goes on NPR and espouses how great the banksters are for their financial innovation, and should never go to jail? ? ? ? ? ?!!!!!!!!!!!!).

So sad, so very sad . . .

Mar 30, 2014
  • Sahallee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Remarkable.....This addition to the trilogy, delivers perceptive characterizations and philosophically interconnected ideas at a dynamic pace. The best !

Oct 23, 2013
  • msmigels rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The broad canvas of this dystopian fantasy allows Atwood to show off her incredible talent for satire and wordplay, and her considerable knowledge of the natural world. She paints a joyless vision of a future where genetic-engineering is a lucrative and pervasive facet of human existence and individuals are depersonified.

Jul 12, 2013
  • lsjschwab rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Definitely some of Atwood's more accessible writing (to borrow a phrase)... A witty, scary, provacative, cautionary tale of "scientific progress" gone awry. Some disturbing content. Part 1 of a trilogy. Final installment not yet released.

Jul 05, 2013
  • Anus rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Fantastic story, albeit marred by the halfwit who had to underline passages throughout the book. Don't ever do this in library books.

Jan 08, 2013
  • 22950010483022 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A terrific read.

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Jun 01, 2014
  • Dixiedog2 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 05, 2013
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Some weird porn and snuff is described semi-explicitly.

Jan 05, 2013
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Definitely some shits, hells, damns.

Aug 29, 2008
  • Michelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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