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A book for the beach: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood | Books | The GuardianThe worst would be a replay of the planet Zycron sections of The Blind Assassin , with their three suns and virgin sacrifices and zorch-ray death guns. Oryx and Crake , fortunately, falls closer to the former than the latter. We first meet Jimmy Snowman, as he calls himself living in rags by the seaside, going half-mad with isolation, forgetting dozens of beautiful old words each day, and baby-sitting a new tribe of perfect humanoids who have been genetically modified by the arch-fiend Crake to survive the end of civilization. How they all got there is described in an elaborate series of flashbacks throughout the novel. Jimmy went to school with Crake back in the s, both of them sons of scientific whiz-brains who live in imperial luxury in one of the Compounds, super-gated communities run by the companies that have replaced any kind of central government. It contains Internet sites like hedsoff.
Oryx & Crake, Ch. 1
Oryx and Crake
Snowman wakes before dawn. He lies unmoving, listening to the tide coming in, wave after wave sloshing over the various barricades, wish-wash, wish-wash, the rhythm of heartbeat. He would so like to believe he is still asleep. On the eastern horizon there's a greyish haze, lit now with a rosy, deadly glow. Strange how that colour still seems tender. The offshore towers stand out in dark silhouette against it, rising improbably out of the pink and pale blue of the lagoon. The shrieks of the birds that nest out there and the distant ocean grinding against the ersatz reefs of rusted car parts and jumbled bricks and assorted rubble sound almost like holiday traffic.
Really fascinating. I'm also a sucker for Read full review. Still trying to decide what I think about the book overall. I found the biological disaster entirely plausible, perhaps even likely at some point. The world-building was wonderfully well-done.
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