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Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize.Margaret Atwoods new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx and Crake, nothing will ever look the same again.The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief. With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter.From the Paperback edition.
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bookishbitch
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Today's library sale book haul. I've actually already read Oryx and Crake, and the rest of that trilogy, and I loved it. I've never read any Manga but this one looked interesting.

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Leniverse
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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📚 The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Oryx and Crake, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
✍️ George Orwell
📺 Orphan Black 📽️ Oldboy (Korean), O' Brother Where Art Thou
🎤 Ozzy Osbourne, OK Go
🎶 O Helga Natt (Jussi Björling), Oh Darling! (Sahara Hotnights), Ode To My Family (The Cranberries)

#ManicMonday (on a Tuesday again) #LetterO
@CBee

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AllDebooks
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#alphabetgame #letterO

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Oryx and Crake is just perfect speculative fiction. The first in Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy.

Other favourites include:-
Once upon a river by Diane Setterfield
Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson
On beauty by Zadie Smith
Origin of the species by Charles Darwin

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!📚 6mo
rwmg Yes, I nearly chose “Oryx and Crake“ for O 6mo
AllDebooks @rwmg 😊 6mo
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vivastory
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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In book 1 of her trilogy, Atwood is pulling from several artistic strains: the castaway narrative of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, the dystopian classism & consumerist critique of Huxley's Brave New World, the illiterate literacy of Bradbury's Farenheit 451 & the body horror of Cronenberg to craft an interesting novel. At the heart of the novel are the titular characters, who we come to know very well, yet Snowman remains a bit of a mystery & that is

vivastory intentional as he seems largely influenced by those around him who he wishes to impress. Atwood is stranger than she is often given credit for & here she has taken the idea of utopia containing elements of dystopia & vice versa & run with it in a book where she really stretches her speculative muscles. 8mo
Ruthiella The second book is awesome too. I have my reservations about the third. 8mo
Leftcoastzen I am amazed I haven‘t read them! 8mo
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ICantImReading
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

I‘m really looking forward to experiencing where Atwood‘s brilliant, prescient, terrifying imagination takes this trilogy. Packed with critical scrutiny and forewarning, the first installment raises numerous questions and themes about our world that are worth our collective speculation.

Mel This trilogy is on my top ten. Love love Atwood! 9mo
ICantImReading @Mel do you have a favorite book out of the three? 😊 9mo
Follow.my.read Loved this entire trilogy! LITERALLY everything about it!!! 9mo
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Mel @ICantImReading I read them as they came out over time but I think my favorite is Year of the Flood (second one). I really liked the two main characters and seeing the events of Oryx and Crake from a different perspective. 9mo
ICantImReading @Mel I just finished the second one - I agree with you that I loved the narration of Toby and Ren! Adding in the whole other perspective of events gives everything so much depth! 7mo
ICantImReading @Follow.my.read I‘m just starting the third one on audio - I‘m so intrigued to see how it all wraps up! I know I‘m in good hands with Margaret Atwood! 😊 7mo
Mel @ICantImReading Yay! Have you read The Blind Assassin? Very different but another one of my favs by her. 7mo
ICantImReading @Mel I haven‘t yet, but I actually do own that one and have been wanting to get to it! I‘m glad you loved that one, too! 7mo
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Oryx
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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My precious (all signed 😍).
Oh and Daisy is alright too I guess 😁

TrishB She is gorgeous ♥️ 9mo
TrishB Books are ok too 😁 9mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 9mo
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TheKidUpstairs Love your edition of 9mo
Oryx @TheKidUpstairs it's the UK edition - I think it's much nicer than the US one. 9mo
AmyG Wow! 9mo
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Oryx
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Finally succumbed and got my first folio. I've been eyeing this up for several years. The cover glows in the dark!

phantomx 😲😲😲 13mo
Soubhiville Oh wow, this looks cool! 13mo
Flaneurette oooo lovely! 13mo
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vivastory Oh, this is amazing!! 13mo
ShelleyBooksie Is it an illustrated edition? 13mo
LeahBergen Ooo! 😍😍 13mo
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SolaRaynor
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Action, suspense, and a love story, set in a (frighteningly plausible) dystopian future. I reread this in 2020, maybe not the best year to do this lol!!

WJCintron On my TBR!!!
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SolaRaynor @WJCintron Awesome! A really great book. 13mo
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Bevita
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Did the whole trilogy, in order and back to back this time. Where to start? The biotech animals, the voting machine hacking, the world-wide pandemic. Margaret Atwood is a treasure.

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Caroline2
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Look what just arrived! Thank you so much @jenniferw88 for posting this to me. It was very kind of you. 😘 #jbuk

squirrelbrain Lovely! 1y
Oryx Obviously I'm very interested in your thoughts on this one when you get to it 😁 1y
jenniferw88 Forgot about the postcard - did I write on that too?! 😂 1y
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jenniferw88 PS was there a bookmark too?! 1y
Caroline2 @jenniferw88 Yes there was! Sorry, that got left out of the photo. 😆 1y
Caroline2 @Oryx I think I read it a few years back and loved it but then lent my copy and never got it back again!!! 1y
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TK-421
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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“So this was the rest of his life. It felt like a party to which he'd been invited, but at an address he couldn't actually #locate. Someone must be having fun at it, this life of his; only, right at the moment, it wasn't him.” #QuotsySep21

Karisa I loved that book and Year of the Flood so much… I want to read them both again someday but also a bit worried they don‘t live up to my memory of them. 😅 1y
TK-421 @Karisa I‘m often afraid of that too when I reread a book but I usually end up appreciating it even more! I haven‘t read Oryx & Crake yet but it‘s on my tbr 1y
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HeyT
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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This was good but a whole lot darker than I was expecting. It‘s told in two different timelines where you slowly see how things evolved into the dystopian world the book opens with. I found it hard to want to see the protagonist to succeed in the dystopian timeline because he was kind of an asshole in the flashbacks.

Reagan It is very dark. This trilogy was the first thing by Margaret Atwood I read and I was an intense month! 2y
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Exbrarian
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Fantastic book! I have some other stuff to finish first, but I will definitely continue the series. Well written, well crafted, funny and awful! So much to love about Atwood's creation. I wanted more Oryx, and the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, but it's still great.

Lcsmcat I love the whole trilogy - you have some great reading ahead of you! 2y
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HeathHof
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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This one took awhile to get into, but as always, M.A. puts forth something worth considering. A dystopian/science fiction that flips back and forth in time between the overpopulated totally messed up world as it was and the after, where our lone survivor, Snowman, known in the before as Jimmy contemplates the series of events that have brought him into post apocalyptic now.

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HeathHof
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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We are getting blasted with snow and cold today here in the mitten so Im finally trying out the tea bloom that I got for Christmas! Not loving the tagged book thus far so if it doesn't pick up by time the tea is gone I'm bailing. 😬

Hestapleton I didn‘t adore this one, but the second one was much better. 2y
Read-y_Picker I do love a good tea bloom! Enjoy your cozy afternoon! 2y
AFrostCauseReads Omg, I read this with my book club this time last year. It did take me a while (maybe 50-70 pages) to get into it, but there‘s some really profound stuff in there. And when it gets going it gets really good. I hope you stick it out! 2y
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Exbrarian This is all good information since my bookclub is reading this next month. 2y
SamAnne I loved the Maddaddam trilogy. But I started with After the Flood, which is the second book. And I think that made it easier to get into Oryx and Crake. 2y
lynneamch It was not my fave, but I've always found her to be worthwhile. Here's another that was quirky, but gave me lots of food for thought. Btw, as a former #MittenLitten, I love following Yooper Pasty on FB. This.morning showed a pic of the nasty weather on the bridge. Brrr. 2y
rabbitprincess Lovely teapot! Perfect for enjoying the tea bloom 😊 (edited) 2y
HeathHof @Read-y_Picker This was my first time trying one, it was more aromatic than flavorful but still good! 2y
HeathHof @rabbitprincess Thank you, I was super excited when I opened it. It also has a strainer insert for loose leaf. Looking forward to broadening my tea horizons with this baby in 2021☺ 2y
HeathHof @Hestapleton @SamAnne @Charlene1321 I think I'll make it through and hopefully read the rest of the trilogy. I've just been getting impatient to learn how the world became the way it did and Oryx's past is hard to read about 😑 2y
HeathHof @lynneamch Great recommendation, I read that one and really enjoyed it! Now I'll have to check out Yooper Patsy! We get a ton of lake effect snow where I live too🥶 2y
rabbitprincess @Mynameisacolour Excellent! Enjoy! Also edited my original comment because I complimented the « trapot » rather than the « teapot » ? I make a lot of typos on my iPad! 2y
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Lucy_Anywhere
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#TBRPile 📚 Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and raccoons. 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-eyes Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility.

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jenniferw88
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#bookreport week 2/1/21 @Cinfhen

Bailed: Oryx and Crake
Finished: Blood & Sugar, Clash of Empires, Women Talking, Yuletide
Started: The Italian, The Nickel Boys, And the Band Played On

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 GREAT WEEK 2y
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jenniferw88
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Bailedbailed

First book of 2021 is a leftover from 2020 and a DNF as the animal cloning/testing is a bit close to home - I wouldn't be around if the doctors hadn't tested my drugs on animals first.

1 🌟 and I'll need to find another book for #readcanada #ottowa @Book_Fiend_Melissa - probably not Atwood as I didn't like The Handmaid's Tale either.

629pts #teamreadnosedreindeer #wintergames2020 @StayCurious .

MsMelissa I say go ahead and count it if you want. You may not have finished, but you still visited 😊 2y
bookaholic1 I hated this book, it was hard to make sense of it 2y
StayCurious great job! 2y
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jenniferw88
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Finished Women Talking today
Start and continue Oryx and Crake & The Italian
Continue Clash of Empires

370pts #teamreadnosedreindeer #wintergames2020 @StayCurious

Cinfhen Loved Woman Talking!!! Happy New Year, Jenny 😘 2y
Crazeedi Happy new year!🍾🎉📚 2y
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I'm halfway through this book and I'm fading off. Is it worth it to read it to the end? I wonder if I need to be in a different mood or stage of life to appreciate it, yet I've heard it's so good. I think I'm not enjoying the fact that it exists in a dystopian world. Maybe I need to feel more grounded at the moment?
Is the ending anything I need to hang around for?

ImperfectCJ I liked this one better after I read the other two books in the trilogy. A lot didn't make sense without the other two. So I guess if you're planning to read the others, it might be worth it to stick with it? 2y
xicanti I bailed on it a little over halfway through and don‘t regret it. 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @ImperfectCJ oh, ok, thanks. I actually thought this was the first in the trilogy? So it doesn't matter what order you read them in? I may come back to it another time, or not? I don't feel invested in any of the characters yet do it's hard to care what happens to them. Thanks for your feedback 🙂 2y
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Curiouser_and_curiouser @xicanti hhhmmm, I'm having similar feelings.... 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @xicanti have you read anything else by Margaret Atwood? I'm wondering if Cat's Eye is worth it? 2y
xicanti @Curiouser_and_curiouser I haven‘t read that one, but I‘ve enjoyed some of her nonfiction and 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @xicanti Thanks for your suggestion. I wasn't aware of that book. I've read of hers, The Blind Assassin, Hag Seed, The Handmaids Tale and The Testaments. I was really Looking forward to Oryx and Crake. 2y
ImperfectCJ @Curiouser_and_curiouser Oryx and Crake is the first in the trilogy. I read them in order but appreciated Oryx and Crake more after reading the other two. Then I went back and re-read it and liked it better, but it's still not my favorite of the three. 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @ImperfectCJ aaahhhh, ok, thanks for that. I've been listening to it on audiobook so that may be why I'm feeling like this. Perhaps one day I'll own all 3 and I can enjoy reading them instead of listening to them. Thanks for the clarification 😊 2y
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jenniferw88
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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HeathHof
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Between work and appointments, I've been running around like a crazy person all week so I decided to treat myself to some retail therapy, Oryx and Crake in celebration of Margaret Atwood's Birthday last week and I finally got a ceramic tree of my own! I've wanted one for years and found this one 50%off 🤩

Chrissyreadit Ohhhh pretty! 2y
TheBookHippie Oh I love those trees! 2y
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AkashaVampie Those trees have been around for ever. My parents had a green one with lights. 2y
AmyK1 I love the tree! My grandma used to paint them. She had one and made one for my mom. I just found out my dad got rid of theirs. I‘ve wanted one forever! 2y
Nikki_E My family had a tree like that, I loved putting the lights on it. 2y
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SpaceCowboyBooks
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Getting into Atwood for the first time and it's excellent so far...

Kenyazero This is an excellent read! 2y
Vansa This trilogy is excellent. So thought provoking and gripping. I don't know why it's not more well known. 2y
BookwormM I love Atwood 2y
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SamAnne Love, love, love this trilogy. 2y
bookishbitch Agreed. One of my favorite series. 2y
Oryx My favourite 😀 2y
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RamsFan1963
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 146

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

Reagan This book is *chef‘s kiss* 2y
BookwormM One of my fav books 2y
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Hestapleton
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Snuck in one more September #bookspinbingo book before October numbers are drawn tomorrow morning! Will I finish DARK LANDS tonight to get a total of 7 bingos? 🤞🏻🤞🏻
This book was okay. It was an interesting concept, but the main plot was all flashback with felt kind of pointless? Like just set it in the past. Don‘t know if I‘ll continue with the series or not.
+6 for #teamslaughter
#scarathlon #cyoreadathon

ImperfectCJ I enjoyed Oryx and Crake more after reading the other books in the trilogy. The events of all three books happen at kind of the same time, give or take, and they make the most sense when you've read them all. Of course, if you're not finding them enjoyable, it might not be worth it. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Awesome progress!! 2y
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Hestapleton
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I‘ve spent the past year and half building up a glossary of terms and usage at work across all 60+ of our manuals. It‘s super monotonous work, but it can be kind of peaceful to spend a quiet morning with coffee and an audiobook, running simple searches and inputting data.
Until the cat starts screaming for attention. 😹🤦🏼‍♀️

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Zoes_Human
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#Top20Series #20Series20Days @Andrew65

Day 17: The MaddAddam Trilogy
There is so much about this to love for me. I‘m a fan of dystopian and post-apocalyptic as well as stories that go back and forth in time. I enjoyed the experience of having books 1 and 2 cover the same time period in the universe but from the perspective of 2 totally different characters in entirely different situations. And, of course, I love how Atwood writes.

Andrew65 Still to read one of her books. 2y
SamAnne Absolutely one of my favorites! 2y
BookwormM Agree totally love 💕 this trilogy 2y
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BookwormM
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#20Serie20Days Day 8

My favourite series by one of my favourite authors. Atwood‘s books are really scary because they are so believable.

Andrew65 Really need to read some of her books. 2y
SamAnne Agree. Loved that trilogy. 2y
Zoes_Human Once upon a time, I saw The Year of the Flood in the library, and I checked it out without reading the blurb because who-cares-it's-Atwood. I did not know that Oryx and Crake was not a stand-alone, and it had been a while. I was SO confused as I read. “Wait. This is so familiar, I know I've read this.“ “No. No, I must not have. I'd definitely remember that.“ ALL the way to the end of the second book. 😂 😂 😂

(This is also my day 17 series!)
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BookwormM @Zoes_Human 🤣🤣I was watching a film with hubby and I was like we‘ve seen this already and he was no we definitely haven‘t so I told him what would happen next and it did it was only when we got to end of film I realised I hadn‘t seen the film I had read the book 🤣🤣 2y
Zoes_Human @BookwormM 😂 😂 2y
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reading_rainbow
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Read good stuff about this trilogy here on Litsy recently and picked this up today✨🍃 my plan to not buy anymore books until I hit a bingo on my TBR is not going well lol I have no self control 😔

SamAnne Loved this trilogy! 2y
sprainedbrain So good!! 2y
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sprainedbrain
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Day 9 of #20Series20Days #Top20Series

I love Margaret Atwood. I also love a good sci-fi/dystopian/post-apocalyptic story. The MaddAddam trilogy combines all of those things, is well-written and heartbreaking. LOVE

Andrew65 Another author I have not read. 2y
Soubhiville I really need to add this series to my TBR. Thanks for the reminder! 2y
Deblovestoread I have read and loved the first two...not sure why MaddAddam still sits on my shelf. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Books4Ever Love this trilogy 😊 2y
Zoes_Human One of my favorite series by one of my favorite authors. 2y
SamAnne Oh, absolutely one of my favorites. Need to do a reread. 2y
Prairiegirl_reading For a very long time I thought she wasn‘t for me but then I picked up this series. She‘s brilliant. 2y
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Cuilin
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This was a read out of my comfort zone as I wasn‘t particularly attracted to dystopian fiction but I was so amazed by the first book I couldn‘t wait to finish the trilogy. #augustauthors

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Great quote! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So very true!!!!!! 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#AugustAuthors day 8 #MargaretAtwood

I like her. And just now realizing I have 2 copies of Oryx & Crake 😂

With @OriginalCyn620 and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Nice pic! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks True statement!! 2y
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Zoes_Human
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#ManicMonday #LetterO @joscho

📖 Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)

💻 Nnedi Okorafor

🎬 One Crazy Summer

🎤 Orbital

🎼 Out of the Body Experience (Rabbit in the Moon)

JoScho I love that movie! Thanks for playing 💛 3y
Zoes_Human @JoScho My pleasure! 3y
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Oryx
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#99ponkindle

In case you can't tell, I like this book.

🐖🦝☃️

rockpools OK. (Feel it would actually be rude not to. The June one-click ban went well, didn‘t it?!) 3y
Oryx @RachelO I hope you like it. 3y
BookwormM Wow if I didn‘t already have the whole trilogy in print I would be snapping that up 3y
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Oryx
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Thanks for the tag @jenniferw88
In no particular order...
1. Oryx and Crake
2. A Prayer for Owen Meaney
3. To Kill a Mockingbird

What about your top 3 @RachelO ?
#favs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

rockpools Ooh, that‘s difficult- I‘ll have to think! Thanks for the tag 😊 3y
Karisa Omg! I love Oryx and Crake and The Flood. Read them years ago, but has some random parts that still haunt me. Pizzles and the lab grown meat. So creepy good! 3y
Jaimelire Loved Oryx and Crake 3y
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AmyG I have 2 and 3 on my list, too! 3y
Oryx @AmyG Almost a full house ♥️ 3y
Gezemice Oryx and Crake, of course ❤️👍 3y
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ItsAnotherJen
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A book by Margaret Atwood? Yes, please. A dystopian book? Yes, please.
But..this book is 🥱🤔🤪
I'm struggling. I'm now forcing myself read 10% of this each day before I can read or watch anything else.
Must. Get. To. The. End.
Maybe it gets better? I'm over 50% right now and only slightly less confused than I was before.

Cathythoughts Great cover ❤️ 3y
vlwelser Stick with it. I think this first one is tough because the narrator himself seems to be confused. 3y
ItsAnotherJen @vlwelser okay! I'm sticking with it. I've heard a lot of positive reviews and was wondering if I was missing something or if it all falls into place eventually. 3y
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Prairiegirl_reading It‘s confusing but also brilliant. There is closure but also unanswered questions because it‘s the first in a trilogy. I couldn‘t read at the moment, dystopia just isn‘t happening for me! 🙃 3y
Laney1733 One of my favorite trilogies but I also struggled with this first book and started it more than once just to put it aside again. I could NOT understand all of the positive reviews and love for this book. I still like the other two better but I‘ve enjoyed the first one more in subsequent readings because I know the context and background and therefore gleaned much more from it. 3y
Laney1733 In fact, this is the only trilogy I can think of in which I liked each subsequent book better than the one before it. 3y
xicanti I‘ll be the voice of dissent: I bailed on this one pretty far in, and I have zero regrets. 3y
sprainedbrain I struggled at first too, but this series ended up being one of my favorites. I found the audiobooks helped! 3y
SamAnne I loved loved the trilogy but I also liked the subsequent books better than the first. I actually read the second one first which I loved. 3y
Addison_Reads This one was tough for me, but I agree with others that the next two books get better. 3y
Jaimelire I loved all three of the books. 3y
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SamAnne
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#7Books7Days I'm including the entire Madaddam Trilogy. Floored me. Brought me back to reading science fiction and dystopian fiction after a long hiatus. And so spot on, so prescient. Gave me many disturbing dreams. But not as disturbing as listening to NPR while making morning coffee and hearing: “Today scientists perfected growing human livers in pigs.“ NO! NO! Not Pigoons!!!

BookwormM Love this series and love your covers 3y
Scochrane26 I need to read the rest of the trilogy. I‘ve only read the first, it was so good. 3y
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Patchshank
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This has been on all sorts of "books to read while social distancing" lists. I bought it shortly before all of this started, so I figured I should go ahead and read it now.
It's an interesting read. A bit of nightmare fuel for the current times, and not just because of the pandemic. It's the story of a dystopia turning into the apocalypse.
I'm glad it's a series. This book left me with a lot of questions. I need to get the other two books. Pronto.

KathyWheeler I know a lot of people who didn‘t like it but I loved this book. 3y
readordierachel This is a fantastic trilogy 3y
Patchshank @KathyWheeler I can kinda get why people wouldn't like it. It's a bit dark and the writing is kind of atypical in way. Atwood is always hit or miss with me. This was a hit. It's a very good story. 3y
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SamAnne I loved the trilogy. It did give me disturbing dreams. And it has stuck with me over the years. 3y
Reagan The trilogy is stellar! My first Atwood, but not the last. 3y
Patchshank @SamAnne I can see why it would cause disturbing dreams. I don't dream very often. Hopefully it will stay that way. If I have nightmares I'm holding you personally responsible! (I'm joking of course 😝) 3y
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Moray_Reads
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Some pandemic days are worse than others and I'm feeling it today. Thank God for the wonder that is Margaret Atwood and article that manages to be realistic, hopeful, reassuring, relatable and funny all at the same time. Thank you, Margaret https://tgam.ca/39RmcnY

diovival Thanks for sharing. 3y
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KimM
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It was so beautiful outside today so I did some #audiogardening and started some seeds as well.

Margaret Atwood‘s Oryx and Crake is book 1 of the MaddAddam trilogy. It‘s a dystopian novel and was certainly creepy when I first read it 6 years ago but SUPER creepy right now with COVID-19. If you‘re looking for an excellent apocalyptic series I highly recommend this one. 5⭐️s

Erinreadsthebooks Love the planters 😍 3y
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JeniReadABook
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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HeathHof
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Hopping on with #isolationinteractions Day two: Post a quote from page 14. My current read is the tagged book and page 14 is a blank 😂 So here is a pic of the blank page and the beautiful bookmark that I'm using, that @MaleficentBookDragon sent me last summer.
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@TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs Love love love this book! It's the one that reintroduced me to Atwood. I thought I didn't like her writing because of an early bad experience, but now she's one of my faves! 3y
HeathHof Awesome! I'm glad you liked it! I've only just started it but it's sucked me in straight away. Margaret Atwood is one of my new favorites which is crazy because somehow I'd never really heard of her before Litsy and the #authoramonth challenge. @TheKidUpstairs 3y
MaleficentBookDragon 🌼 🌸🌷🌹🌻🌺💐 3y
CarolynM 🙂 3y
phantomx This series introduced me to Margaret Atwood, and I used it as my senior project in high school. I haven't gotten around to reading the last book in this series (it might be time though). 3y
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KimM
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#audiostitching ❤️

Re-reading Atwood‘s MadAdam trilogy on Audible. Narration is great.

HannaPolkadots So pretty! 😀 and I love that word, audiostitching. Have been on an embroidery break, but seeing this post makes me want to start up again!😊 3y
KimM @HannaPolkadots #audiostitching is the most relaxing thing! And I get so much more stitching done. 3y
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KimM
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Whole series on sale at Audible. $5.95 each. Highly recommend

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BookNightOwl
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Mehso-so

I felt this story was really weird and different look into a world in which a virus has killed the people. You have the before and the after story. I will probably not continue with this story because I felt a little confused at times and had to reread certain parts.

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violabrain
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Every single book I have read by Margaret Atwood has been incredible and also wildly different. Her range is amazing. I really had no idea what this book was about before I started reading it and I definitely did not expect a dystopian novel. I‘ve been avoiding dyspotias lately because the real world feels enough like one as it is, but this was a great read!

Lcsmcat And it‘s the first of a trilogy that just gets better. 3y
violabrain @Lcsmcat How did I not know that?! Thank you for relieving me of my ignorance! 3y
Lcsmcat @violabrain I didn‘t know until I read The Year of the Flood first. Luckily they work in that order too. 😀 3y
rwmg And there is a soundtrack album on YouTube and Spotify for The Year of the Flood
@Lcsmcat @violabrain
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GHABI4ROSES
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#widehorizonsreadathon

Okay, I set a Goal. Since I have finished three books in the last week, I will plan to finish two more (that I have started), and a third (from scratch).
Reading to Finish: Oryx & Crake.
Reading to Finish: The Power of a Praying Parent.
Starting to Finish: Treasure Island.

I also plan to maintain my beloved #potteraday @Eggbeater

Emilymdxn Wooo great goals! I love oryx and crake 3y
DieAReader Awesome goals! Mine are to finish ‘The Unspoken‘ & to take a chunk out of ‘The Devil in the White City‘, ‘A Map of Days‘ & ‘I‘d Rather be Reading‘. 3y
GHABI4ROSES Thanks for the love, Amanda & Emily❣️ 3y
GHABI4ROSES Update! Another one Done! 3y
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Thank you so much for the fantastic Valentine's gift Misty! 💕 I haven't read this yet, but I love Margaret Atwood so I'm sure it will be great!
I feel bad that I'm so behind on Litsy Love correspondence, but I am working on some homemade Valentines and hope to have them out soon! 😘
#LitsyLove

Scochrane26 Love this book! 3y
Catsandbooks @Scochrane26 ooo so good to hear! 😊 3y
violabrain Just started reading this books this morning! I love Margaret Atwood, so I‘m excited! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! I‘m behind too 🤦🏼‍♀️🙊 3y
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ImpliedNonsense
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I finally got all my books in for this semester. I‘m excited to tackle the #bookstack 📚 #schoolbooks

DGRachel Nortons have changed so much since I was in college, but I love seeing them. Gives me warm fuzzies. 😍 3y
ImpliedNonsense @DGRachel just in the past 4 years we‘ve gone from learning out of the 7th to the 9th edition. It‘s pretty crazy. I decided I wasn‘t buying them anymore 😂 3y
DGRachel I still have all of mine. My American Lit volumes are 4th editions. 😳 3y
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GHABI4ROSES
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood

Also reading this one!

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