Oryx And Crake

A novel by Margaret Atwood, and a candidate for the 2003-4 OUSFG Award.


"Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility.

A novel about a biotech apocalypse, told in flashback from after the event; has a number of interesting aspects, including a rather fun fictional game, but the story is fairly stereotypical mad scientist stuff. Enjoyable, probably worth reading, probably not a classic. -- NH.

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