Thursday, January 21, 2016
ORYX AND CRAKE - Margaret Atwood
This is a truly remarkable book, from the time I started I didn't put it down apart from sleeping for the one night.
Snowman, the last human alive perhaps is living in a dystopian world that has been destroyed by 'the corporations'. How this has come about is explained in flashback. Crake is Snowman's life long friend and Oryx an ex-sex slave who becomes the lover of both.
This is a massive feat of imagination which I enjoyed more than The Hand Maids Tale.
This world our characters inhabit is bleak, ruined by man, a world the more pessimistic among us believe is inevitable.
I can't adequately describe this so read reviews by professionals but this knocked my socks off.