Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake

MaddAddam #1

Margaret Atwood

fiction dystopian reflective slow-paced

436 pages | first published 2003

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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 ...
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Moods

dark 82%
reflective 47%
mysterious 45%
adventurous 40%
challenging 38%
tense 34%
sad 21%
emotional 17%
funny 10%
informative 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 34%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 33% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 51% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 38% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.94

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