Review: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake is an excellent book, interesting and strange, that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. It manages to be more about character than plot but still moves quickly.

The story is narrated by Jimmy, who calls himself Snowman, along two parts of his life: before the plague, and after. He grows up in a dystopian world ruled by corporations and rife with genetic engineering experiments. But after the plague, things are even stranger, as Snowman deals with feral hybrid animals and the kind, green-eyed, mostly-human Children of Crake.

Recommendation: Read it. It’s near-future dystopian goodness.

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