Monday, July 16, 2018

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)

Title: Oryx and Crake
Author: Margaret Atwood
Published: 2004
Call #: Fic Atwood

What happens when a man named Snowman is seemingly left alone on a scorched Earth after an experiment goes horribly wrong?  In Oryx and Crake, the first in Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam series, the reader moves from the Snowman's present to his past as Jimmy.  Along the way, the reader learns about a creature called a pigoon, created alongside other genetically modified animals in order to save the world.  Piece by piece, Atwood reveals how Crake, the maddest scientist of them all, created a world disguised by reservations of purity while in reality, the real world got worse and worse. Find out how Jimmy becomes the "Abominable Snowman" and how seemingly separate events and people are really no accident.

Erin S.
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