Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

December 2003

What a creepy, crazy, impossible-to-put-down book. This is only the second book I've ever read by Margaret Atwood, the other one being The Handmaid's Tale, and I'd say she's got the "dystopian future" thing down pat - and I love me some dystopian future. Oryx and Crake depicts an all-too-believable future, the sheer horror of which is leavened only by the occasional chuckle and by the relative detachment of the narrator. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it has prompted me to want to read some of Atwood's other non-science-fiction novels (something I feel I should have done long ago anyway). Thumbs up.

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