Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

"So this was the rest of his life. It felt like a party to which he'd been invited, but at an address he couldn't actually locate."

I'm beginning to feel like I've overdosed on dystopian fiction and it is a bit of a downer. Having said that, this particular novel is brilliant - go figure, Atwood is always great. It begins dropping hints about the strange world of its inhabitants and every time you think you might have a handle on what is going on, it throws you a curve ball.

Grim and gritty and peppered with rather unlikeable, troubled characters, the tragic future vision provided within the pages. Who is Snowman, how did he come to be and what is the story with the strange mutant creatures that abound?

The time periods bounce back and forth, compelling the reader to forge through and discover what exactly is going on. The extinction game the boys play takes on a much wider remit and chaos ensues. Is Oryx the catalyst that drives Crake over the edge, or was he always destined to rain down destruction?

 5 out of 5 BlyssPluss capsules will deliver more than an outrageous time.

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