Oryx and Crake

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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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/01/17
Is this the book "The Windup Girl" came from? È questo il romanzo che ha ispirato "La ragazza meccanica"?
The world-building, themes and style of this novel (published in 2003) remind me of The Windup Girl by Bacigalupi (2009), but Onyx and Crakes's plot is quite cliché and choppy (too many long, unfocused flashbacks), the ending is quite unsatisfying an...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/06/14
If you read The Handmaid's Tale, you'll find the structure of this one familiar. Again a dystopic future unknown to the reader, a reality slowly unveiled by the everyday routine of the protagonist, who alternates his present thoughts with memories of...Continua
Ha scritto il 29/05/14
A great mixture of humour, compelling story-line and warning about the future...
What a fantastic read! And funny too with some memorable quotes: "We went towards them to greet them, but they ran away" Snowman can imagine. The sight of these preternally calm, well-muscled men advancing en-masse, singing their unusual music, gree...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/04/13

因為沒興趣,所以一直都很少接觸科幻及世界末日的題材,ORYX & CRAKE的故事情節飛來飛去, 主題又不是我喜歡的,所以讀這本書時感覺讀得有點辛苦

Ha scritto il 29/04/12
Nicely written,
Atwood's credentials as a writer of style and substance show through. A recounting of an apocalyptic future as seen from an individual perspective. Not burdened down my lots of detail about the actual details of the event, instead choosing to create...Continua

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