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Reading the Anthropocene: Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake"

In this, the inaugural entry in my series “Reading the Anthropocene,” I’ve decided to focus on Margaret Atwood’s biting dystopian novel Oryx and Crake, the first volume in the “Madaddam Trilogy.”  The novel, by turns funny, disturbing, terrifying, and even oddly sentimental, is a testament to Atwood’s continuing ability to paint a portrait of a future world that could, feasibly, stem from the one that we are currently in the process of creating. 946 more words


Review: The Handmaid's Tale

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Date Read: May 19 to 26, 2015
Read Count: 1
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Book Reviews

Atwood submits manuscript that won't be published for 100 years

TORONTO – Under a drizzling sky in a forest in Oslo on Tuesday, Canadian literary legend Margaret Atwood submitted an unread manuscript to a project that will keep the work under wraps for the next century. 339 more words


Book Fourteen: MaddAddam

The Book: MaddAddam

The Author: Margaret Atwood, white woman/possible deity

Anyone who has spent about 45 minutes in my presence knows that I cannot make an unbiased blog post about Margaret Atwood, because there is no literary figure as important to me as Margaret Atwood. 538 more words

4 Books on my Summer Reading List

I received a $50 gift card for Chapters a week ago for winning a trivia competition. Choosing books to buy is a huge decision for me since I usually borrow books from the library having to return them later on (because I’m cheap like that). 137 more words

The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood

…and why I’ve given up on it.

I recently re-read Oryx and Crake and enjoyed it so much that I rushed to Waterstones the next day to purchase a copy of… 979 more words

Margaret Atwood and the End of the World (Reviews)

I bring you options! Margaret Atwood is a masterful writer of apocalyptic fiction, and recently I read two of her books in quick succession, so if you want to read about the End Times but aren’t quite settled on  840 more words