Oryx and Crake
A NovelBook - 2004 | 1st Anchor Books ed.
From Library Staff
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, like Zone One, the world in this book is populated by a new type of “human”, like zombies are inundating the population in Whitehead’s book. Unlike in Zone One where there’s an elimination process to rid locations of the zombies, it appears these “Children of Crak... Read More »
In a time not so far from our own, Atwood has created a world filled with genetically engineered creatures and a human population nearly decimated by a pandemic. Confused and alone, Snowman struggles to survive while investigating the limits of his new reality.
Part of this book centers around young man’s coming of age in a future where the sciences have bested all ethical roadblocks, corporations have free reign, and the humanities (and the humans that love them) are increasingly marginalized. This is also a beautifully descriptive and at times forbidd... Read More »