MaddAddam

MaddAddam By Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam A man made plague has swept the earth but a small group survives along with the green eyed Crakers a gentle species bio engineered to replace humans Toby onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and ex
  • Title: MaddAddam
  • Author: Margaret Atwood
  • ISBN: 9781408819708
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Hardcover
  • MaddAddam By Margaret Atwood, A man made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green eyed Crakers a gentle species bio engineered to replace humans Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street smart Zeb, who has an interesting past The Crakers reluctant prophet, Snowman the Jimmy, is hallucinating AmandaA man made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green eyed Crakers a gentle species bio engineered to replace humans Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street smart Zeb, who has an interesting past The Crakers reluctant prophet, Snowman the Jimmy, is hallucinating Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who is flirting with Zeb Meanwhile, giant Pigoons and malevolent Painballers threaten to attack Told with wit, dizzying imagination, and dark humour, Booker Prize winning Margaret Atwood s unpredictable, chilling and hilarious MaddAddam takes us further into a challenging dystopian world and holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future.
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    1. Margaret Atwood

      Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe College.Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author of than thirty five volumes of poetry, children s literature, fiction, and non fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman 1970 , The Handmaid s Tale 1983 , The Robber Bride 1994 , Alias Grace 1996 , and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000 Atwood s dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003 The Tent mini fictions and Moral Disorder short stories both appeared in 2006 Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007 Her non fiction book, Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009 Ms Atwood s work has been published in than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian In 2004 she co invented the Long Pen TM.Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson Associations Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N Canadian Centre English Speaking from 1984 1986 She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International Ms Atwood is also a current Vice President of PEN International.

    377 thoughts on “MaddAddam”

    1. Oh, dear Okay It s only fair that I say something about this novel since karen was kindly enough to gift me the ARC so I could read it before it came out, but you should know that a large part of me doesn t even want to discuss this because like you, I went to grade school and had it drilled in my head that if you can t think of something nice to say, you shouldn t say anything at all I have of course strayed wildly from that path as a grownup ish humanoid, but this is Margaret Atwood we re talk [...]


    2. Yeah, that was also fantastic I cried buckets at the end Jesus.OC is the male story all sex and longing, invention and death look, I m just telling you what I see Flood is like the women s side lots better women characters, but also lots of sexual violence Friendship, salvation, vulnerability, hedgewitchery And lots of hot pink Trust me, it works But MaddAddam is like the male story again, but the woman observing and commenting on it, and it s entwined with her own just like the names, Adam an [...]


    3. At first, I was disappointed Where were the epic final confrontations Where was the catharsis, after two novels of terrifying, complex build up A third of the way through, it hit me none of that actually matters to the novel The entire final battle is almost an afterthought, compared to the main themes of hope rising from the ashes, the power of love loyalty, and the fact that human civilization adaptsspitting proudly in the eye of dystopia This is a story about telling the stories of characters [...]


    4. I have never been this unimpressed with a Margaret Atwood novel MaddAddam is a tedious slog through the events of Oryx and Crake again While this technique worked incredibly well in The Year of the Flood, providing context for much of the events and letting the female characters flip Jimmy s story on its head, MaddAddam totally fails to provide anything new or interesting in its backstory You might think that, now that all of the characters have met up after the end of the world, there would be [...]


    5. before reading May I tell you about my borderline psychotic quest to score an advance proof of this book It involved contacting literally every single person on GR who had reviewed this pre publication, in order to prostrate myself and beg them to loan me their copy Of those who dignified my crazy request with a response, a few had been given advance editions on the promise of never sharing them, and the rest had read it in e galleys, which fuck that And anyway, those like disappear as soon as y [...]


    6. I wish I hadn t been so disappointed in this book Why was I so disappointed in this book I finished it Saturday night and haven t really been able to gather the brain power to assign any words to this Yesterday I read though some of the reviews and found many of the things that bothered me articulated much clearly by other reviewers here Badass Toby became lovesick high school girl Toby, whose entire identity seems to grow from her love interest WTF feminist writer Margaret Atwood Jimmy Snowman [...]


    7. Ok, MaddAddam Let me say straight away that I don t like sequels that much But then again, I didn t like dystopian fiction at all before I read Oryx and Crake some 10 years ago After The Year of the Flood came out 4 years ago, I found myself unable to wait for the paperback version, and I didn t even consider waiting when MaddAddam was announced.I don t know what I expected and I think I should probably re read the first two books to grasp all ideas in MaddAddam, but my instant feeling is that t [...]


    8. I have completion anxiety, or whatever it s called If it s a trilogy of books we are talking about, YES, it takes me YEARS to complete Thankfully, Maddaddam, book III, immediately reminds you of why you fell in love with Atwood s post apocalyptic world in the first place.It has parts of Oryx and Crake Year of the Flood in it the former a sprawling genesis of the apocalypse, the latter a personal tale of what it takes to survive it Maddaddam contains a mixture of both there is an immediate and a [...]


    9. I delighted in this Back to the Future visit to the post apocalyptic world populated a few human survivors of a man made plague In essence, the first in the series, Oryx and Crake , focused on the motive and method by which Crake caused the plague and led the creation of a genetically modified form of human, who like bonobos are dedicated to making love not war and can live by grazing kudzu The Year of the Flood focused on the aftermath of the plague and the survival efforts of an eco cult calle [...]


    10. Why I read this because I enjoy Atwood s varied writing, I like reading dystopian and speculative fiction, and the the preceding two books in this trilogy were excellent, in different ways 1 Oryx and Crake reviewed here 4 review show 2 Year of the Flood reviewed here 4 review show 3 MaddAddam only 2 I read each within a year or so of publication and didn t know it was planned as a trilogy until I finished the second The first worked fine as a standalone the second was a parallel story time wise, [...]


    11. This is the story of a book The book is called MaddAddam.The book completes the story in three books of the making of the Great Emptiness in the world that we two skins clothes being our second skin live in, the world of the twenty first century And how this world developed in the decades ahead of where we are now I have warned you that we are called two skins in the story, at least by the new inhabitants of earth, but I will just call us people sometimes That story of the world developing in th [...]


    12. There s the story, then there s the real story, then there s the story of how the story came to be told Then there s what you leave out of the story Which is part of the story too Preach, Mother Atwood This past week has had me reimmersed into the MaddAddam trilogy, starting with a fifth re read of Oryx and Crake since we discussed it for an SFF Audio podcast That was a great discussion, by the way It answered some questions that I ve had for years Years When you read all the books of a trilogy [...]


    13. I seem to be in the minority here, but Iry much did not love this I mean, a disappointing Margaret Atwood book is still better than most other things published, but this was not at all the conclusion to the series I was hoping for view spoiler I just can t wrap my head around why she chose to go in this direction Nothing really happened in this book, and the nothing all led up to a conclusion that seemed totally pointless, especially in the grand scheme of things Arguably, nothing really happene [...]


    14. It s already happening bbc news health 36437428I ve said it before, but that won t stop me saying it again Atwood writes real people, which in my admittedly extremely limited experience of speculative fiction is as rare as a butterfly in an Arctic wind tunnel.A completely satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, which gives the fast paced back story of MaddAddam and edges the action forward to the final confrontation between the goodies and the baddies There is an utterly amazing bit of inter racia [...]


    15. Really great conclusion to an amazing trilogy Atwood is a goddess of literature.Ten years after the release of the first book in the Maddaddam trilogy Oryx and Crake and four years after the release of the second book in the trilogy Year of the Flood , Margaret Atwood releases the final book in her apocalyptic post apocalypse series Maddaddam When Atwood first released Oryx and Crake, the post apocalypse wasn t as fun and romanticized as it is right now hard to imagine I know but the Walking Dea [...]


    16. MaddAddam is the final installment in what has come to be known as the MaddAddam Trilogy Margaret Atwood refers to it as a piece of speculative fiction because does not include any technologies or biobeings that do not already exist, are under construction, or are not possible in theory It can be read and admired on its own terms, but a reader unfamiliar with her earlier works, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, would be wise to at least read their entries before reading this I m not a bi [...]


    17. Oh my Ouch I m not quite sure what my biggest disappointment is about this book Is it that brave, bad ass, bitchin Toby becomes sleeping with Zeb Toby, who does nothing except whine, pine, and be jealous of every single women who has ever been in proximity to Zeb through the course of his life Is it the maddening, contraction less Craker stories, a clumsy plot device that culminates in the obtuse cultivation of an Oh Fuck myth Is it that the relationship between Adam Zeb breaks little new ground [...]


    18. I was so excited about this last book of the MaddAddam trilogy and I saw the book in Waterstones couple of weeks in hardcover I could not resist and read I read the reviews and saw that some readers were somewhat disappointed about this final MaddAddam I really don t care I am amazed still by the content, imagination and cleverness of this story and this great writer Yes the first book was amazing, mindboggling, what s happening here the second book shocking and up close personal The third book, [...]



    19. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden and there he put the man whom he had formed.And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it for in the day that thou eatest t [...]


    20. 2.5 This is a combined review of the trilogy Well, not so much a review as just a few thoughts But hatred and viciousness are addictive You can get high on them Once you ve had a little, you start shaking if you don t get When Oryx Crake was first published, I could not put it down It was my first Atwood, none of my friends knew about her I was still at uni at the time and people thought I was on the crazy train when it didn t win the Booker.Strangely, my impressions of Oryx Crake kept me from [...]


    21. The last volume in the trilogy One of Atwood s gifts in speculative fiction, or social science fiction, or whatever you want to call it, is taking a negative trend and extrapolating it out to its most plausible yet terrifying extreme This was the case in The Handmaid s Tale with political and religious misogyny, and for Oryx and Crake with pollution and rudderless use of biotechnology Here is something that started off a bit distant than that Some of the surviving characters from the second boo [...]


    22. It s impossible to recommend this book without recommending the entire trilogy, which I do with enthusiasm Not many of my friends are interested in dystopian literature and I understand that you really have to dig to find the best of the genre However, as the author has pointed out, everything in the series is plausible as an extension of things that already exist in our world today gene splicing, technology, mind and body altering techniques, surveillance et al But what makes it all so deliciou [...]


    23. I totally agree to Paquita Maria Sanchez review of July 2014 Margaret Atwood has been one of my favorite authors for a long time, so it almost hurts me to say that I would have rated MaddAddam only 3 stars for most of the book I mean, how many witty wisecracks can a person handle when nothing substantial is happening story wise The ending was wonderful though If mankind s fate would unfold in this way, I find it a very comforting idea So, Margaret, thanks for that truly uplifting ending And good [...]


    24. Before I read this book I read or reread Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood If I hadn t I don t know that I d have understood or been as interested in MaddAdam It s not a stand alone book in my opinion I thought the trilogy overall was good though I d rate Oryx three stars and Flood as five stars MaddAdam had some great parts and some slow parts, mostly the sections where Atwood told rather than showed the action The parts concerning the storytelling to the Crakers especially drags however [...]


    25. MaddAddam was a dismal end to the MaddAddam trilogy a very disappointing book by a very distinguished writer Oryx and Crake was a wonderful book a story of sweeping scope, lyrically written and character that were unforgettable Year of the Flood drove the story to new levels, gave depth to the parable and, again, created some wonderful characters Zeb, Toby and Adam to join Oryx, Crake and Jimmy from the Crake book.MaddAddam does nothing to extend the story the characters are drab, lifelessyou wi [...]


    26. An interesting foray into the nature of religion, myth making, genetic revolution and the ideas of the Noble Savage Communing with nature and depths of one s consciousness included I enjoyed this part very much, probably than the other two It s intelligent, funny and poignant in places Granted, you have to suspend belief, but it s the same way you have to suspend belief when reading Murakami s 1Q84.


    27. After finishing this book, I read both the good and bad reviews to help sort out my own thinking on Margaret Atwood s conclusion to the Oryx and Crake trilogy There is truth in the bad reviews If I was expecting the deep and complicated world of Oryx and Crake or the Year of the Flood to continue in this novel, I would be disappointed If I wanted to continue getting to know the previous main characters Jimmy, Ren, Amanda or Toby , I would be sad how one dimensional or not at all present the char [...]


    28. Damn this was a brilliant series I m tempted to give this five stars because the whole thing was so satisfying overall But alas, this rating is for this book only.I m so glad that I finished this series, despite the fact that I wasn t totally blown away by Oryx Crake It s really a good series and it takes reading all three to get the whole picture Brilliant triology, brilliant audio, brilliant narration I just loved it.


    29. Four stars for now as a place holder, as that was my rating for the other two for some strange reason The trilogy overall, though, is an absolute five A stunning vision exceptional execution provocative themes about greed and ethics, environmental degradation, out of control technology and maybe a shred of optimism for humanity, such as it is or will be I m hoping that someone is working on the Crakers in a lab somewhere An upvote for resilience and hope, at least in the short term I know most p [...]


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