Monday, October 11, 2010

"Oryx & Crake" by Margaret Atwood (2003) - REVIEW

"The B.B. Weekly Review"

For this week's review, I have chosen one of my favourites... "Oryx & Crake" by Margaret Atwood. I will be reviewing several Atwood books over the next few weeks... so stay tuned!

Review: "Oryx & Crake" by Margaret Atwood (2003) will change the way you look at humanity. Some of the seemingly ridiculous 'discoveries' and 'inventions' in the novel are scarily close to what is happening today. It makes one feel that humanity is heading towards its own destruction, faster and faster. Atwood does not shy away from edgy topics that many Authors would rather allude to, or keep 'hush-hush'. If you like edgy/sci-fi fiction, you will enjoy Atwood's novel "Oryx & Crake". Thought inspiring and compelling throughout, I definitely couldn't put this book down for long. This is one of those books you will keep coming back to and you will never stop asking questions.
For a mature audience.

My Rating: 5/5

Have you read "Oryx & Crake" by Margaret Atwood? I would love to know what you thought!
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Happy Reading!


  1. This is still one of my ALL TIME favorites. It is so thought provoking, with the same kind of impact as '1984'. I still ponder some of Atwood's insights into human nature and her take on the future, even years after reading it for the first time. In a word, ORYX AND CRAKE is profound.

  2. I read this one not too long ago and also enjoyed it. I don't think I'd give it a 5/5 though if I did a ratings scale. The main character is just a bit too reactive for my taste.

    But wow...all those terrifying ideas she created for this book, and even more for the sequel!

  3. Have you read her most recent, The Year of the Flood? I haven't--yet--although I have a copy, but I've heard that it's kind of a follow-up to Oryx and Crake.

    Stopping by from Follow Friday--and following you, now. If you'd like to return the favor, I'm The Book Frog

    Happy reading!


  4. I'm hopping by for the Hop. I like your review of Onyx and Crate...this is one Margaret Atwood book that I haven't read yet. I'm adding it to my list.

    Click on my name for my hop link....

  5. Hia I'm visiting from the hop. Oryx and Crake has been on my TBR pile for about a year. This is making me want to pick it up. Thanks for the review :)


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