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MaddAddam
MaddAddam: Book 3 of The MaddAddam Trilogy | Margaret Atwood
A New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable BookABest Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and MailA GoodReads Reader's ChoiceBringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recoveringfrom a debilitating fever, soit's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Zeb has been searching for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of MaddAddam is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwooda moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.From the Hardcover edition.
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Lcsmcat
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I‘m in line (I‘m at the FRONT of the line!) to hear my hero!!! Pinch me - I think I‘m dreaming.

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GatheringBooks
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All them babies are getting individual grooming, thorough wiping (damp and dry), and makeover. They have, after all, traveled weeks to be in their new home. I think I will be done with this same time next year. 😭🤷🏽‍♀️ Now, we say goodbye to dust as the babies will be in an air-conditioned space 24/7, because umm, desert.

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sprainedbrain
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As is the case with any truly great series, I‘m sad that this story is over. Margaret Atwood is, of course, a gifted writer, and she took an ecological/climate crisis, human extinction dystopian story and elevated it to something really special. Sad, funny, heartwarming and terrifying all at once, with a great cast of characters and plenty of action. I love Toby, and I‘m going to miss her a lot.

The audiobooks are well done, too!

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Freespirit Sounds great! 2mo
DebReads4fun Great review! 2mo
Meaw_catlady Oh I am on the second book now. Glad you love it ! 2mo
Liz_M I really like Bernadette Dunn. She also does a marvelous job with the tagged book. 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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Jaimelire So true. 3mo
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SheilaChew
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Getting ready for a trip to Seattle and Alaska! Very excited. Downloaded six books for a ten day trip. Should be enough! 😳🤓

wanderinglynn Seattle is my new city & I‘m loving it out here! So much to do—hope you have a blast on your trip! 6mo
rather_be_reading great choices 👏 6mo
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huntersmom1977
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Margaret Atwood never disappoints. Can‘t wait for the TV mini series
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huntersmom1977
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I‘m 89 pages in and these 2 quotes stood out to me...
“Life is warped..I‘m just in sync” ( SO ME😂)

“The best way of being kind to bears is not to be very close to them ( DUH 😂)

AND I just found out they are currently in production with a TV Mini-series adapted to the MADDADDAM SERIES BOOKS!!!
EEEEEEEEEEK!

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huntersmom1977
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I‘m currently reading this gem. I have yet to read Oryx & Crake but this is the third novel I‘ve ever read by Margaret Atwood and I vow to read every book she‘s ever published. I also loved The Handmaid‘s Tale. Gotta keep my eyes open for all her titles when I go book thrift shopping 🥰

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DivineDiana
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New car read. Very strange. #clifi #booked2019

Lcsmcat It‘s the third in a trilogy. Have you read the other two? 8mo
Leftcoastzen You read and/or listened to the first 2 in series right? 8mo
DivineDiana @Lcsmcat @leftcoastzen No! 😬 I was looking for something for the #clifi prompt in #booked2019, and this title was on the group‘s Goodreads list! (edited) 8mo
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Lcsmcat The others are 8mo
readordierachel It's a really good trilogy 8mo
Cinfhen Can they be read as standalone @Lcsmcat @Leftcoastzen ??? 8mo
Lcsmcat The first two can. I read them out of order and was fine. Those two cover the same time and events from different points of view. Then Madd Addam brings it all together and moves forward. 8mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen It looks as though it is necessary to read the previous books, so I think I am going to bail at this point. No time for a trilogy just to complete a prompt! Learned something new! 🤔 8mo
Cinfhen Too bad, at least you gave it a try!!! I‘m not ready to commit to a trilogy either 8mo
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huntersmom1977
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I scored these beauties for $2 in total! Halfway through “THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD”. Love Margaret Atwood

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Lexeegee
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Winter storm is supposed to be heading Into Oklahoma. What better time for this.

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Tashreads
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#NewHogwartsAdventure #fantasticbeasts

In this wonderful speculative fiction novel, Atwood creates ‘pigoons‘ - genetically engineered pigs designed to feed humans. Then of course the world ends, and the pigoons don‘t seem to be mere animals anymore.

vkois88 Wow! I hadn't heard of this one 1y
rwmg Have you read the earlier ones in the trilogy? 1y
Tashreads @rwmg yes! Loved the trilogy 1y
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Erinreadsthebooks
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There was a bookstore and I have no self control 🤷🏼‍♀️

MStew 😍 1y
tammysue Fabulous haul! 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Who needs self control in a bookstore?! #BookStoresRule 😍 1y
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Lcsmcat
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Leftcoastzen Wonderful selection! 1y
rachelk Do you have a favorite? I‘ve only read The Handmaid‘s Tale and The Heart Goes Last. 1y
Lcsmcat @rachelk I love them all, but the tagged trilogy is probably my favorite. 1y
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rachelk Thanks! I bought Oryx and Crake at a book sale a while back. I‘ll have to move it up on my list. 1y
Lcsmcat @rachelk I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Unusually, I thought the second book (The Year if the Flood) was even better than the first. 1y
staci.reads Nice collection! 1y
Lcsmcat @staci.reads Thanks! I have Blind Assassin too, but on my Kindle, not in paper. 1y
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Redjewel_7734
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I really liked the audio on this one. The narrator for Toby‘s voice is great & I also really liked hearing Zeb tell his & Addam‘s story. This final chapter in the trilogy does a great job of tying up loose ends while leaving just enough mystery both in the past & the future to keep my imagination roaming its paths.

Lcsmcat I ❤️ this trilogy! 1y
Redjewel_7734 @Lcsmcat I know!!! It‘s so good 😍😍😍😍 1y
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Tashreads
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5| #readingresolutions

While this is by no means an unknown novel, I chose it as my #underratedbook because it deserves more attention. I am a huge fan of Margaret Atwood and The Handmaid‘s Tale was always a fav, and now that Hulu and Elizabeth Moss have done such a great job with the adaptation it has just exploded. This dystopian series should be next.

Leniverse Yes! This is one of my favourite dystopian novels/series. It would be perfect for a TV-series. 2y
bridge12 I just finished a reread of this trilogy and forgot how much I love it!!!! Definitely an underrated Atwood read! 2y
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bridge12
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Finally finished this trilogy reread! I was frustratingly stuck on the last 50 pages for too long from catching up at work since the attack. Love this trilogy, it‘s pretty dark and introspective on the future of science technology and sustainability. #MargaretAtwood #MaddAddamTrilogy

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Shaaaannnn
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Where to even begin? I highly recommend this trilogy. Dystopian novels typically freak me out, which this one definitely did but this one seems like it could happen any day. Loved the environmental themes. Loved the characters. Zeb especially. Margaret Atwood is a genius. 🙌🏽

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Shaaaannnn
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Zooming through this trilogy.

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bridge12
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This has been my view for the past couple of days. My pup, Jethro, and I were attacked by a stray dog on Friday. We both received stitches (2 for him, 18 for me) and recovering. He‘s recovering significantly faster than me 🤷🏼‍♀️ I always want an excuse to just curl up with a book and I‘m grateful for the reading time but I‘m getting a bit stir crazy!!! 🤪

RachelO Oh my goodness! How scary! Hope you both feel better soon 💐 2y
Trashcanman I hope you recover soon 🙂 2y
jfalkens How scary! Hope you both feel better soon xxx 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker Yikes! That‘s scary. I hope your recovery is filled with lots of reading time. 😊 2y
bridge12 Thank you! @RachelO @Trashcanman @jfalkens @That-Bookish-Hiker Jethro is pretty much back up and running, I‘ll get there soon! 💪🏼 2y
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Christyco125
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Ugh. I‘m so far behind with Litsy, reading and all the things that don‘t have to do with packing.
This was a nice wrap up for the series. It didn‘t leave everything tied up in a nice package but enough that I felt closure. The narrators for this series were good and kept it from bogging down. #LoveAudio #2018christyread

CoffeeNBooks I have all 3 books in this series, and I've read Oryx & Crake, but then I moved on to other books and haven't read the rest of this series. I probably need to get back to this series. I love Margaret Atwood! 2y
Christyco125 @CoffeeNBooks These were my first Atwoods. I‘d read more. 2y
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mrsh62010
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Meh. It tied up the loose ends and it's finished now. Oryx and Crake was good, but I wouldn't recommend the other 2. I'm sure there's a place to read a short synopsis of the trilogy somewhere online. Should've stopped after the first one and just done that, but oh well.

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mrsh62010
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I'm only 70 pages in and already not a fan of this one at all. I gotta finish; it's the last of the trilogy. This is gonna be hard though... Starting to hate Zeb and Toby. I might just kinda skim some chapters, which I never do.....

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mrsh62010
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Glad my sweet pup isn't gene-spliced or whatever.

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mrsh62010
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Picked up Part 3 of the MaddAddam trilogy today. I'm hooked on the library! And the cover matches my water bottle.

readordierachel Nice! Great trilogy 2y
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Ms.Nic
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"There's the story, then there's the real story, then there's the story of how the story came to be told. Then there's what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too."

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Jerame2999

Ok I loved Oryx and Crake. I relished the world that was built in The Year of The Flood. I couldn‘t get into this book. The survivalist hippies just didn‘t speak to me. Which considering my political and socialist beliefs is astounding. Maybe I should try again? Am I the only one?

StephTKO I sort of felt that way about Oryx and Crake. I also feel like I need to reread it. 2y
Beachesnbooks I thought Oryx and Crake was the strongest of the 3 but I did still think Maddaddam was quite good. I think people usually have a clear favorite of the first or second but I don't think I've ever seen anyone prefer the third one 2y
Jerame2999 @StephTKO I enjoyed the first book immensely. The way Atwood wrote the scenes between Crake and Snowman were pitch perfect for me. That is my problem with the third book I am not connected to any character. I will try again though. Atwood is amazing and this maybe a book I wasn‘t ready to understand yet. 🤷‍♂️ 2y
Jerame2999 @Beachesnbooks That is actually encouraging to hear. I‘m glad I‘m not going the only one. I will try again. 2y
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AKinderman
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I wasn't sure where this series was going to go but I'm happy with its last installment.

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T.ballin
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Airport reads are the best reads. ✈️

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AKinderman
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Shadow says "Let's finish this!"

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Maike
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Well some parts of the book were really slow to get through because the flashbacks take a lot of speed out of the story. Also, I didn‘t really like Toby‘s development in this one. Overall it‘s still a pick, because it‘s a fitting conclusion to the series and the parts where the Crakers get told new stories are kind of hilarious.

readordierachel I love this trilogy, but I also didn't like where she took Toby in this one. 2y
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Deborah42
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The survivors of Crake‘s manufactured plague, humans and Crakers, band together in order to create a new civilization from the wreckage.

Though the Painballers and the Pigoons are still hovering in the shadows as an invisible menace, this final book in the trilogy is less about the plot and more about the stories that make us human.

Atwood‘s take on how we might start over if we had the chance is a thought-provoking one.

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FreeReadAndWrite
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Having adored both The Handmaid‘s Tale & Alias Grace adaptations, I am incredibly excited about this news!!! We could all use a bit more Atwood in this day & age.

readordierachel Omg, how did I not hear about this?! Stoked. 2y
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AKinderman
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Was able to complete my Divergent and Oryx and Crake series and start collecting the Outlander books, which is my next big undertaking.

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NHLibrarian
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A trilogy that shouldn‘t be missed. Atwood‘s vision of the future is scarily realistic especially considering current events. It‘s not hard to believe that this is exactly where we‘re headed.

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ju.ca.no
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I've already finished shopping for #SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange - just have to wait until an order arrives, and then everything should be ready to be mailed next week 😊 @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders

I also had to buy two books for me, which were reduced 🙊

MrBook 2 for me, 1 for you. 3 for me, 1 for you. 4 for me, 1 for you. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 That was in a movie, I think. 😁 2y
ju.ca.no @MrBook haha thank god it was not quite like that ? it was more like "oh I've only spent one euro on the first book and didn't buy any books in the second bookstore! I really should reward myself for that - with a book." ??? (edited) 2y
MrBook 😂🤣😂🤣🙌🏻👌🏻 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Mehso-so

I really wish that Toby hadn't spent two-thirds of the book obsessing over her boyfriend's past and possibly present sex life. And the ending wasn't satisfying. But the apocalyptic world is pretty great.

Gezemice This was my favorite of the three. I thought the ending was perfect. Very Margaret Atwood - ambigous. 2y
Clare-Dragonfly @Gezemice That's true, it is very Atwood! I just felt like there were several threads that were built up as potentially problematic, and then just glided over to get to the end. 2y
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She wrote this before Trump…

I'm really wondering whether Margaret Atwood just delights in writing awful people. That would explain the fascination and discomfort I feel reading most of her books.

Gezemice She loves to explore what happens when the worst impulses become dominant. 2y
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rwmg
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Best of the three. Very funny in places and a slightly weepy ending but in a good way.

Avanders Can't wait to read this series! 2y
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rwmg

Choco-Nutrino had been a desperate stab at a palatable breakfast cereal for children after the world chocolate crop had failed.

The world chocolate crop had failed? A true apocalyptic nightmare. 😭😭🙈

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rwmg

There‘s the story, then there‘s the real story, then there‘s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there‘s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too.

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rwmg
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Starting the 3rd in the trilogy with another lunchtime Happicappuchino

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Jess7 I'm looking forward to reading this one 2y
Oryx Mine too! 2y
HippieChickHomeschool Did you like the rest of the trilogy as much as Oryx and Crake? I've seen mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed the first. 2y
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Lcsmcat @Oryx Your screen name gave you away! 😉 2y
Lcsmcat @HippieChickHomeschool Oryx and Crake is my least favorite of the trilogy, but I love all three volumes. 2y
Redjewel_7734 Love all of them!!!! 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @Lcsmcat I will give the rest a try then! Thanks! 2y
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Leniverse
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Oh my heart. What an ending to this marvellous and terrifying trilogy. Devastating and hopeful at the same time.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Cathythoughts Margaret Atwood ❤️ 2y
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Leniverse

"Apart from the clothes, his teeth were too big and white. When I see those kind of teeth, I always want to give them a gentle tap with a bottle. See if they're fake, watch them shatter."

This character is my soulmate. I get that exact same urge when I see people who flash teeth like a Colgate ad. ?

DeborahSmall Yes!😂❤️ 2y
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Leniverse

"Too bad Chuck was dead, in a way - he must've had some good sides to him, maybe he liked puppies - but now there was one less asshole in the world, and wasn't that a plus? A checkmark in the column of the forces of light. Or darkness, depending on who was doing the double-entry moral accounting."

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BookHermit
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Trying to finish this before my Overdrive loan expires tomorrow. Also I have a headache and both print and the light are my enemies until the ibuprofen kicks in 😣

Bibliogeekery 🤕 I know that feeling - hope your head improves soon! 2y
BookHermit @Bibliogeekery Aw, thanks. It did! Just had to get out of the sun and rest my eyes. 2y
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Mrsschofield741
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I didn't even realise there was a trilogy! The third book after #oryxandcrake and #yearoftheflood....the characters from both books have combined in this novel of dystopian future 💊🐖 #dystopia #trilogy #canada

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Quincywig
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Absolutely love this trilogy! It contained enough reality and fact to make the dystopia possible.
Amazing read.