MaddAddam, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias GraceToby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the earth, is telling stories.Stories left over from the old world, and stories that will determine a new one.

Listening hard is young Blackbeard, one of the innocent Crakers, the species designed to replace humanity.

Their reluctant prophet, Jimmy-the-Snowman, is in a coma, so they've chosen a new hero - Zeb, the street-smart man Toby loves.

As clever Pigoons attack their fragile garden and malevolent Painballers scheme, the small band of survivors will need more than stories.


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He longed to go online, zigzag into the Extinctathon Maddaddam chatroom, and ask Adam about this woman, but he knew that wouldn't be prudent. The least said the better online, even if you thought your space was secure. The net had always been just that - a net, full of holes, all the better to trap you with; and it still was, despite the fixes they claimed to be adding constantly, with the impenetrable algorithms and the passwords and thumb scans.I didn't enjoy this book as much as either "Oryx and Crake" or "The Year of the Flood", although I did like finding out more about Zeb and Adam, and what the God's Gardeners really knew about the cause of the Waterless Flood. Unfortunately I found the Crakers creepy, was bored by Toby's jealous moping, and really disliked the stories that Toby told the Crakers.
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Really disappointed by this final book in the Oryx & Crake trilogy. Most of it was a rehash of the two previous books and didn't really add anything to the story. The futurist/dystopian imaginings weren't clever enough. The characters didn't have anything about them for me to care about. I skim-read huge chunks of it.

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