The Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood

I had to put The Next 100 Years on hold for a bit since I had to read this book quite quickly. If you liked Oryx and Crake you’ll like this book. It’s Margaret Atwood at her best I think.

Although this is a stand alone story more than a sequel, Oryx and Crake and some other characters from that novel actually make an appearance in The Year of the Flood. Unfortunately I read Oryx and Crake about five years ago, so I can’t remember it too well, just that I liked it.

This book focuses on sometime in the not too distant future with The Gardeners (a sort of eco-focused religious group) and the post ‘waterless flood’ world. Atwood has a great imagination and her vision of the post apocalyptic, genetically modified future is fascinating.

I seem to be on a future themed trip lately (The Next 100 Years may actually not be a bad companion to this). I definitely recommend this, and if you haven’t read Oryx and Crake, read that too.

Overall: 8/10


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