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    Post and Pre Apocalyptic Like You've Never Seen

    This book bounces back between a post-apocalyptic world and the world that caused it. In the post-apocalyptic world, we see the main character deal with ennui of living in a strange world where nothing is as he would like it. In the per-apocalyptic flashbacks, we see a world doomed to end that is perhaps a little too much like our own.
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    Margaret Atwood is heralded as one of the greatest living contemporary writers, and she lives up to her reputation with Oryx and Crake. The novel follows the story of a character named Snowman, in a dystopian post-apocalyptic world in an unspecified near future, and while the themes fall in the realm of science fiction- genetic engineering, transgenic organisms, biological warfare- the writing transcends the typical genre novel. Oryx and Crake explores issues that are already problematic in today's society and and speculates on what could possibly happen, using these possibilities as a way to offer insight into the bigger philosophical themes of life and humanity: nature versus nurture, love, sex, obsession, disease and death. It's a book I would recommend anyone to read. The book forms the first part of a trilogy, the other two are, The Year of the Flood and Maddaddam. I haven't read either of those yet, so I've got The Year of the Flood lined up next!
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    Oryx

    Scary because it might actually happen. So well written. Had a hard time putting it down.
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    Unsatisfactory

    Enjoyed the here-and-now, bored by the flashbacks. Sudden ending left me feeling cheated. Is there a sequel?
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    Compelling

    A new author for me to enjoy, and what a way to start
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