Oryx and Crake

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With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity—and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman’s ... 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 ..." Continua...
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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 ..." Continua...
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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, green ..." Continua...
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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
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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 ..." Continua...
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