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A Novel
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book A nbsp; Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail A GoodReads Reader's Choice Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood , this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recoveringnbsp;from a debilitating fever, sonbsp;it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Zeb has been searching for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of MaddAddam is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood--a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.
Authors: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
Title: MaddAddam
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday,, [2013]
Edition: First United States Edition
Characteristics: xvi, 394 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Sequel to: The year of the flood
Originally published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart Ltd., Toronto
Awards & Distinctions: ["
Amazon Best Books 2013", "
PW Best Books of 2013", "
Bookmarks Best Books 2013"]
ISBN: 9780385528788
Branch Call Number: FICTION
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Report This Nov 23, 2013
  • bibliochola rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a finale! I thought it was a very satisfying wrap-up and enjoyed getting the story from Jeb's perspective. It did make me want to go back and read the trilogy all over again. Atwood's storytelling can't be beat.

Report This Oct 30, 2013
  • jrh3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you have been following the trilogy (beginning with Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood) you will want to read this, if only to tie up all the loose ends. That said, I didn't find it as interesting as the previous installments, but any book by Margaret Atwood is worth your time.

Report This Oct 22, 2013
  • GummiGirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A satisfying conclusion to a fine trilogy. You'll definitely want to read the books in order, to better understand the plot and bond with the characters. (This book does provide a synopsis of the first two, which is helpful.)


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