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Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood

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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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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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