Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake

MaddAddam #1

Margaret Atwood

fiction dystopian reflective slow-paced

436 pages | first published 2003

Description

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the l...
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Moods

dark 83%
mysterious 47%
reflective 46%
adventurous 41%
challenging 37%
tense 33%
sad 21%
emotional 16%
funny 10%
informative 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 35%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 32% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 54% | It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 36% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 8%

Average rating

3.93