Reviews tagging Misogyny

Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood

4 reviews

nataliebeech's review

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challenging dark sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

The concept and world behind this book is so interesting, but I found it strange that Atwood decided to tell the story through the eyes of a basically misogynistic (and potentially a pedophile? - feel like this was brushed over) white man. Why? It felt almost like an exercise in writing an unlikeable character which felt a bit thin as a reason. The events that unfold also felt a little out of line with Crake’s personality and intelligence. However, the ideas that it presents are stunningly relevant now despite being written 20 years ago, it almost felt too close to home. 

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andhe's review

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challenging dark reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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zgc's review

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dark funny mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Fucking brutal, but holds up extremely well. Character writing is well observed and sharp, recurring motifs of speech chart changing relationships. Humor and wit are peppered throughout, but the book never feels like it's trying to be too clever or undercut its tone. Hell of a thing to read in 2021

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biblioseph's review

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dark sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

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