Ho bisogno di fare il bis prima di poter veramente esprimere un'opinione, sull'autrice più che sul libro in sè.
Questo romanzo non mi ha convinto del tutto, la storia è affascinante, mi intrigano sempre gli scenari apocalittici (probabilmente esorcizzano il timore che si avverino, almeno mentre sono ancora in vita). Però non sono rimasta soddisfatta, affascinata forse ma non sazia.
La scrittura è bellissima, incalzante, evocativa, piena di colori, di suoni e di suggestioni; lo rende un libro impossibile da lasciare a metà però la storia aveva delle crepe, alcune puoi fingere di non vederle ma altre erano francamente troppo.
Certi personaggi, certe reazioni, certe coincidenze nelle vite dei protagonisti..certe violenze immotivate o esageratamente insistite.
Penso che Margaret Atwood scriva splendidamente e che sappia comporre storie e scenari di indubbio appeal, però forse sono partita dal romanzo sbagliato, forse questo non fa per me, non così tanto come credevo leggendo la quarta di copertina.
Ma ritenterò. Non si libererà di me così facilmente!
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Read from February 14 to 18, 2012
** spoiler alert **
blurb - By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive.
Am so very pleased that this has come to me via audiobook as I get all the music, and the reader, Bernadette Dunne, does a brilliant job. The story? The middle sagged a little but who am I to criticise that syndrome and overall this was an immensely enjoyable TBR-Busting contestant but doubt if I would want to read further editions in this world-view.
4* - The Handmaid's Tale
3* - Oryx and Crake
4* - The Blind Assassin
3* - The Year of the Flood
TR - Wilderness Tips
3* - Good bones
If anything, I liked this a bit better than Oryx and Crake.
Very, very good - enjoyed it throughly. In true Atwood tradition you are made to think about how the world works and how it could work - how we could easily continue down a path that would lead to self destruction. At the same time her humour and wit shines through page after page....Continua
[Originally written for my book blog at www.michelleamanda.co.uk]
I really got into The Year of the Flood, it was a gripping story and I loved following the paths of the lives of Toby and Ren, and the other characters associated with them.
The writing is very good - and there's quite a few pearls of wisdom that Margaret has written that I will be adding to my collections of quotes.
I didn’tknow there was a companion novel written by the same author which is called 'Oryx & Crake' and was published in 2003. I wish I had read that book first, as apparently, it explains more about the source of the plague in 'The Year of the Flood.' One other disappointment with this novel was the ending. I really loved the book, and I thought that the ending was really going somewhere and then it ends very vaguely.
Overall though, it was still a brilliant and imaginative story which leaves you thinking for many days to come. I am hoping to read the companion novel very soon!...Continua