Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake

MaddAddam #1

Margaret Atwood

fiction dystopian reflective slow-paced

389 pages | first published 2003

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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 82%
mysterious 46%
reflective 43%
adventurous 40%
challenging 39%
tense 35%
sad 18%
emotional 15%
funny 9%
informative 2%
hopeful 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 33%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Character: 33% | Plot: 17% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 14% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

No: 54% | It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 36% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.94