Oryx And Crake

Margaret Atwood

Shelfie Score: 69%

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Publisher: Hachette UK
Pages: 448


Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. 'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perp...

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An interesting mix of sci fi and dystopia. The flashback format is usually pretty hard for me but this seemed more organic in the telling. I have already started the next book in the series.


Bookaxe Characteristics for Oryx And Crake

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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