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TitleThe Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2)
AuthorMargaret Atwood
ISBN0385528779
ImprintMargaret Atwood Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages431

Description

The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability Adam One, the kindly leader of the God s Gardeners a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life Two women have survived Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, a God s Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible Have others survived Ren s bioartist friend Amanda Zeb, her eco fighter stepfather Her onetime lover, Jimmy Or the murderous Painballers, survivors of the mutual elimination Painball prison Not to mention the shadowy, corrupt policing force of the ruling powersMeanwhile, gene spliced life forms are proliferating the lion lamb blends, the Mo hair sheep with human hair, the pigs with human brain tissue As Adam One and his intrepid hemp clad band make their way through this strange new world, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move They can t stay locked awayBy turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive.

Reviews

Kemper

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

I m really tempted to take a cheap shot at Margaret Atwood and call her the George Lucas of literature since I was very disappointed in this follow up to Oryx Crake.She built an intriguing world in OC where corporations ruled and profited through genetic engineering and gene splicing animals in a wa... (Sign in to see more)


smetchie

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

update YOU DO NOT HAVE TO READ ORYX AND CRAKE FIRST The Year of the Flood is not a sequel even though goodreads lists it as Maddadam trilogy 2 It s like a completely different story about the same event There is hardly any character crossover and absolutely zero information in Oryx and Crake that y... (Sign in to see more)


Paquita Maria Sanchez

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

Throughout my adult life, every time I ve set to fretting about something, if I have ever been composed of the proper combination of melancholy, apathy, and bitters to warrant the interest of my hovering mother, in a state of exasperation she always runs a line on me about perspective, about humblin... (Sign in to see more)


Will Byrnes

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

The Year of the Flood is a sequel to her 2003 book Oryx and Crake Those characters arrive here in the back quarter of the book They are both set in a post apocalyptic western nation, and explore the implications of many contemporary trends Although I share Atwood s concern about most of the p... (Sign in to see more)


Shayantani Das

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

I deleted my review from 6 years ago because I don t think I understood half of what was being spoken about and just got washed away by public consensus on the book I still think it is great, but I am sure I understand it better now and notice some glaring faults with it As a sequel to Oryx and Crak... (Sign in to see more)


Jeffrey Keeten

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

Glenn Crake used to say the reason you can t really imagine yourself being dead was that as soon as you say, I ll be dead, you ve said the word I, and so you re still alive inside the sentence And that s how people got the idea of the immortality of the soul it was a consequence of grammar And so wa... (Sign in to see more)


Fabian

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

Would have been such a sin if the setting for Oryx Crake had been wasted So much imagination went into that particular novel that all stories parallel to Snowman s should have the equal right to be told.In O C, the two strands of plot which interweave involve Jimmy Snowman There was an obvious diffe... (Sign in to see more)


Violet wells

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

This was my first experience of Margaret Atwood and I m afraid I don t really get what all the fuss is about Perhaps this is her worst novel The first two hundred pages, relentless exposition bereft of dramatic tension, bored me It s one of those novels that plays catch up starts at year twenty five... (Sign in to see more)


Lauren

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

Profoundly brilliant Had I not read this directly after reading Oryx and Crake, I would have missed so many things little nuances, passing comments made by the characters it just enriched the earlier story and brought so much depth, context, and elegance Like looking at the Rubin s vase optic... (Sign in to see more)


Moira Russell

The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) By Margaret Atwood

Nowhere near as good as Oryx Crake, sadly But the women characters Toby Ren Amanda Pilar I really don t think this is as much a retelling of OC as everyone says it is it s a shadow cast, a mirror, a reflection in water Female heroes instead of men the people on the ground, in the street, instead of... (Sign in to see more)


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