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Oryx and CrakeOryx And Crake Is At Once An Unforgettable Love Story And A Compelling Vision Of The Future Snowman, Known As Jimmy Before Mankind Was Overwhelmed By A Plague, Is Struggling To Survive In A World Where He May Be The Last Human, And Mourning The Loss Of His Best Friend, Crake, And The Beautiful And Elusive Oryx Whom They Both Loved In Search Of Answers, Snowman Embarks On A Journey With The Help Of The Green Eyed Children Of Crake Through The Lush Wilderness That Was So Recently A Great City, Until Powerful Corporations Took Mankind On An Uncontrolled Genetic Engineering Ride Margaret Atwood Projects Us Into A Near Future That Is Both All Too Familiar And Beyond Our Imagining.

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    So, you go to Wal Mart to buy your groceries because it s so damn cheap, but then you realize Wal Mart is hiring very few full time employees and not offering reasonable health care to its employees and it s walking employees through the process of how to get Medicare, not to mention they re closing down small businesses by exploiting foreign economies to get the lowest possible fucking cost so, Wal Mart s making YOU pay medical benefits for ITS employees, and replacing good jobs with shitty ones, and you don t want to support that, not to mention most of their food comes from the big corporations that have copyrighted their grains and are in the process of pushing small farms out of business by suing them for copyright infringement after their seeds blow onto the smaller farmer s land, so you decide to shop somewhere else, and isn t it time to go organic anyway, so you drive over to Trader Joe s and load up your cart, that feeling of guilt finally subsiding.So you get home and you unload your reusable b...


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    I wonder if all Margaret Atwoods books are like this one Having read Oryx and Crake and The Handmaid s Tale, I am curious now how many other ways of horrifying me she has up her sleeve Oryx and Crake is a dystopian or as Atwood calls it herself, a speculative fiction novel set in a future where genetic engineering rules the world The story is told from the POV of Snowman, a seemingly last Homo sapiens sapiens on Earth He is surrounded by the new breed of humans passive, docile Children of Crake who are physically flawless, void of envy and jealousy, do not understand violence or sexual drive, unable to be artistic or comprehend technology As the story progresses, through Snowman s recollections, we gradually learn the sequence of events leading to the fall of humanity as he knew it and Snowman s own contribution to it The structure of the book is very similar to that of The Handmaid s Tale So if you liked the writing style of that book, with constant shift of tenses, past and present mingled together, you ll enjoy Oryx and Crake too Once again, Atwood takes a current trend this time it s bio genetic engineering and extrapolates it to an insane extent, creating a horrifying world of social disparity, violence, genetic hybrids, raging man made viruses The author s imagination is limitless, her command of English language is mind blowing This book is so much than a science fiction novel ...


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    This is the second dystopia Atwood has written, and I think it s less successful than The Handmaid s Tale Her vision here is of a not too distant future in which the US is divided into corporate owned gated communities where the biotech companies owners and highly paid skilled workforce live and the lawless, sprawling urban wasteland where everyone else lives Unlike virtually every other Atwood book I know of, the two main characters are male The narrator, Jimmy, and his childhood friend Crake grow up inside one of the gated communities, bonding over Internet pornography and shared cynicism As Crake grows up, it becomes evident that he is a genius, so he gets accepted to an elite science and technology school and drafted into a biotech firm while he s still a student While he works there, he cooks up an apocalyptic plot to release a superbug disguised as a libido enhancing pill once he s perfected his own synthetic race of humanoids, which he designed as an answer to everything he s identified as wrong with human nature For example, the Crakers have photosynthetic pigment in their skins, which means they do not have to kill to eat Crake also designed them to be cheerfully promiscuous and have obvious signals of sexual receptivity, thus eliminating conflict over sex Crake s a r...


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    Sometimes I m torn between wishing I could get a glimpse inside Atwood s mind and thinking that might be absolutely terrifying.


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    Oryx and Crake is an exceptionally weird novel that left me baffled, stunned and even disgusted however, as time went on, it developed into one of the cleverest pieces of fiction I have ever read Behind the child pornography, ritualistic killings and animal abuse two young teens relished watching in their spare time on the internet, resided a dormant drive to understanding the excesses of human behaviour in order to dominate it One of the boys Crake is phased by nothing he is cold, calculating and utterly detached from the passions most people experience He watches such sick things in order to understand humanity in all its dark and gruesome facets His best friend, Jimmy, is lead along due to his loneliness and curiosity His personality is overshadowed by that of his intelligent friend s And what they discover together drives Crake onto a very dark and dangerous road But why What s Crake s endgame I couldn t have guessed until the end I was sure something big was coming, but I wasn t expecting something quite as radical as what we got The set up for it is massive I m currently reading the book for a second time, and I can see all the early warning signs of what s to come If I m being a little bit cryptic here, it s because I ...


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    How can someone make up such a fascinating and terrifying story Wow I absolutely loved it It took me some time to take this book from my book shelves, it was there already some time, it seemed a bit weird, but after having read the Handmaid s Tale, I took up the challenge and it was well, well worthed An apocalyptic story about a guy who seems to have remained as the sole human alive after an epidemic catastrophy leading to mankind going down Together with the weird Crake s children he survives and it s tough The story alternates beween his youth and past ...


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    What a fantastic dystopia awaits Our post apocalyptic fate will surely be a wonder to behold Atwood BUILDS UP when any other sensible writer writing today about the doomed future would simply TEAR DOWN In this compulsively readable novel, the fabulous formula borrows some ingredients from such classic books as The Island of Dr Moreau Jurassic Park The Road and Never Let Me Go derive from the same line of thought as it It s basically SUPERIOR to all of those books save, maybe, the fourth in bringing so much imagination to the forefront it gives us good evidence that great, lasting literature does not have to be boring Inventing a Whole New World, creating an Origin tale, establishing a stream of consciousness which gives up to the reader enough clues to continue on his way to unravel the secret at the center of the novel Who is the elusive Oryx Who is the mysterious Crake Miss Atwood does it all, not a single page disappoints Seriously Here is a rare example of chaos being handled with expert skill.It is WAY accessible, it should be mentioned, than the often over praised Handmaid s Tale , which is as feminist a tale as this modern novel is humanist Individualism of the 80 s in strict contrast with the Globalization of the 10 s Animal hybrids and new species are invented, as are whole new words and classification systems Atwood is intrepid...


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    I am calling complete, and total, bullshit There are so many things wrong with this book that it s hard to know where to begin For starters, the idea of having a couple of different timelines going at once, and shift tenses according present tense for the present, regular past tenses for the past causes some serious grammatical problems, and is an utter BS plot device I m not a huge fan of telling a story through flashbacks, but it can be done reasonably while retaining proper grammar It s not brain surgery.I admit that I went into this book predisposed not to like it, for a variety of reasons I didn t like The Blind Assassin yes, I might be the only person IN THE WORLD who can say that , but I thought that I should be fair and give an author another chance before I make up my mind I also generally dislike dystopic literature, because it s so rarely done right Her basic idea was kind of interesting if done better in Richard Matheson s I Am Legend, and even that had its problems , but the execution was fatally flawed I don t know much about science, but I do know that some of the research was wrong and the timelines don t add up She seemed like she researched just enough to be able to throw words around, but not enough to use them correctly a little knowledge is a dangerous thing The biggest...


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    One Generation AwayI often find it difficult to tell whether Atwood s dystopian fantasies are meant as constructive social criticism or as sarcastic prophecy Recent headlines suggest that her prophetic skills dominate, and with them her anticipatory sarcasm.In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the MeToo movement, for example, the British actress Joanna Lumley is reported to be fervently hoping that not all men are bad As Spencer Tracey said in the 1955 film, Inherit the Wind, when told by the trial judge in the Scopes monkey case that he hoped that Tracey wasn t mocking the court, Your Honor has every right to hope So, no Joanna, it s hard to find a good one but please go on hoping.I think it s fair to say that there is little hope for males in Oryx and Crake Certainly not for the protagonists of Jimmy Snowman nor the eponymous Crake who are both thoroughly misogynistic from puberty onwards They humiliate females in their fascination with kiddie porn and their fantasy of women as either saints or incompetents But the oblique references to male oppressors goes far beyond the characters ...


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    eh.bore x and crake this is a very all right book i was just unwowed by it initially, i liked the pacing of the book, and the way the story was spooling out between the present and past, doling its secrets out in dribs and drabs but the characters just seemed so flimsy, and i was ultimately left with questions than explanations and the cutesy futuristic products and consumer culture bits are best left in the hands of a george saunders, not the queen of the long pen however and this maybe counts as a spoiler, but its just a minor plot point that is revealed somewhere in the middle and its not like oh she has a dick or they were dead the whole time , so i say it does not qualify but riding the train to school today, i understood the potential value for pills given to the public that they would think were to impr...

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