A review by zgc
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood

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


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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