By the author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and ALIAS GRACE
Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility.
Praise for Oryx and Crake:
'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past' -INDEPENDENT
'Gripping and remarkably imagined' -LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS
A Cautionary Tale?
Perhaps. But an entertaining read all the same. The concept is interesting and Atwood leads the way down the lesser travelled roads of these concepts. Snowman. Poor poor, Snowman. A magnificent character you'll pity, love, scorn and be amazed by.
A bit slow to get into and when the action starts the book is finished in no time
If you have read it before, read it again to see how quickly the present has taken the shape of this remarkably prescient book. If you haven't read it then do so soon before it stops being the dark future and becomes today.