Week 6: Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood


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Well, I’m back on the trilogy train though this time I’m hanging out with Margaret Atwood. I started reading this once before and it didn’t stick, but I am now committed to reading the trilogy which has made reading come more easily.

The first 100 pages were a little slow for me— sure, apocalypse, I think about it all the time. The rubble and destruction — the elimination of daily routine as instructed by the stock market.

Then it starts picking up– understanding who Oryx and Crake are is an important part of the story as you can imagine.

I am enjoying Atwood’s prose and her sense of humor. I hope to finish the trilogy as part of the challenge, but am trying also not to get too ahead of myself. Though immersion into these works feels good right now.

Has anyone out there read this trilogy?

3 comments on “Week 6: Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood”

  1. What’s creepy about this read is that it is from 2004 and is too real in some ways … re global warming and the like–


    1. Haven’t read any Margaret Atwood in many years, must get back to her. I do remember often feel a sense of precience in her writing.

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  2. I read this book long ago and can’t really remember it, though I do remember there were parts I really enjoyed. Somehow it escaped me that it was the first in a trilogy. I do like to read Atwood. I’m looking forward to hearing more…

    Oh, Atwood calls it “speculative fiction” rather than science fiction because it doesn’t deal with things we cannot do or begin to do.

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