The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood Adam One the kindly leader of the God s Gardeners has long predicted the waterless flood Now it has occurred obliterating most human life By turns dark tender violent thoughtful and uneasily hilar
  • Title: The Year of the Flood
  • Author: Margaret Atwood
  • ISBN: 9781844085644
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Year of the Flood
    Adam One the kindly leader of the God s Gardeners has long predicted the waterless flood Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is a testament to Atwood s visionary power.
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  • Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe College.Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author of than thirty five volumes of poetry, children s literature, fiction, and non fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman 1970 , The Handmaid s Tale 1983 , The Robber Bride 1994 , Alias Grace 1996 , and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000 Atwood s dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003 The Tent mini fictions and Moral Disorder short stories both appeared in 2006 Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007 Her non fiction book, Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009 Ms Atwood s work has been published in than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian In 2004 she co invented the Long Pen TM.Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson Associations Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N Canadian Centre English Speaking from 1984 1986 She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International Ms Atwood is also a current Vice President of PEN International.

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  • I m really tempted to take a cheap shot at Margaret Atwood and call her the George Lucas of literature since I was very disappointed in this follow up to Oryx Crake.She built an intriguing world in OC where corporations ruled and profited through genetic engineering and gene splicing animals in a way that would give Dr Moreau some ethical concerns And she tied that to the devastating story of how it ended along with the tale of Jimmy Snowman , his mad scientist friend Crake, and the woman they b [...]


  • update YOU DO NOT HAVE TO READ ORYX AND CRAKE FIRST The Year of the Flood is not a sequel even though lists it as Maddadam trilogy 2 It s like a completely different story about the same event There is hardly any character crossover and absolutely zero information in Oryx and Crake that you need to love enjoy understand The Year of the Flood.I love that this story just dumps me off in the future Lots of things aren t explained It s written as if I already know what a violet biolet is and have s [...]


  • Throughout my adult life, every time I ve set to fretting about something, if I have ever been composed of the proper combination of melancholy, apathy, and bitters to warrant the interest of my hovering mother, in a state of exasperation she always runs a line on me about perspective, about humbling myself by pondering the countless masses of people in the world who have it so much worse than me that I should always feel grateful, and that thinking otherwise is simply being small minded and sel [...]


  • The Year of the Flood is a sequel to her 2003 book Oryx and Crake Those characters arrive here in the back quarter of the book They are both set in a post apocalyptic western nation, and explore the implications of many contemporary trends Although I share Atwood s concern about most of the problem sources she identifies, the book did at times feel a bit like a laundry list of the sins of the 20th and 21st centuries Of course, some of the dynamics she portrays are eternal, battles for power, des [...]


  • I deleted my review from 6 years ago because I don t think I understood half of what was being spoken about and just got washed away by public consensus on the book I still think it is great, but I am sure I understand it better now and notice some glaring faults with it As a sequel to Oryx and Crake, I remember subtle references tying it to the earlier story Now I feel like there is nothing subtle about these references, they are so glaringly obvious, for example not only Ren but Amanda too dat [...]


  • Glenn Crake used to say the reason you can t really imagine yourself being dead was that as soon as you say, I ll be dead, you ve said the word I, and so you re still alive inside the sentence And that s how people got the idea of the immortality of the soul it was a consequence of grammar And so was God, because as soon as there s a past tense, there has to be a past before the past, and you keep going back in time until you get to I don t know and that s what God is Animals have evaporated fro [...]


  • Would have been such a sin if the setting for Oryx Crake had been wasted So much imagination went into that particular novel that all stories parallel to Snowman s should have the equal right to be told.In O C, the two strands of plot which interweave involve Jimmy Snowman There was an obvious difference between the Snowman put in charge of Crake s children Jimmy from the past, the na ve friend of Crake, lover of Oryx In the second helping of the MaddAddam trilogy the same two plot braid is unde [...]


  • This was my first experience of Margaret Atwood and I m afraid I don t really get what all the fuss is about Perhaps this is her worst novel The first two hundred pages, relentless exposition bereft of dramatic tension, bored me It s one of those novels that plays catch up starts at year twenty five, then goes back to year zero and works its way forward The two narrators, a kind of everygirl and everywoman, are members of a new age travellers cult, but essentially struck me as hackneyed soap ope [...]


  • Profoundly brilliant Had I not read this directly after reading Oryx and Crake, I would have missed so many things little nuances, passing comments made by the characters it just enriched the earlier story and brought so much depth, context, and elegance Like looking at the Rubin s vase optical illusion and only seeing it one way for so long, and then someone points out the other image right before your eyes Of course, it was Ms Atwood herself who constructed the image and slowly sheds light on [...]


  • I m pretty sure that the entire concept of reading was invented so that I could consume Margaret Atwood She is my first and always most favorite of all time ever and I love her so much I don t even know I seriously could not read this book fast enough I don t even like her fantasy books as much as the realist ones but I felt like I was a starving person just shoving this book into my face by the fistful And now I want to read MaddAddam so so so so badly I might burst, but the entire internet onl [...]


  • Nowhere near as good as Oryx Crake, sadly But the women characters Toby Ren Amanda Pilar I really don t think this is as much a retelling of OC as everyone says it is it s a shadow cast, a mirror, a reflection in water Female heroes instead of men the people on the ground, in the street, instead of locked up safe in Paradice childhood as home, sex as trade The back of the tapestry Loved loved loved all the details about the Gardeners, Adam One after a while, and even the sermons and hymns in th [...]


  • TrilogyThis story is parallel to Oryx and Crake reviewed here review show , and has several characters in common, though the writing style and overall format is quite different Having read both, I can t decide whether it is better to read them in publication order OC first or not, but it s certainly good to read them in quick succession As with OC, it is about the characters many aspects are only ever partially explained, part way through, leaving the reader suitably disoriented in this distopia [...]


  • You know, I ve never poured hot melted candle wax into my ear drums before, but this week that didn t sound like such a bad idea Many books translate well into audio versions, others so so Despite being over the moon for the first book in this series which I only finished last week this sucker was like scraping a rusty hammer s edge across an old school chalk board Agony.Save yourselves Don t go audio.Okay, now that my initial rant has had its cork popped I ll pour a touch , later , here s my ta [...]


  • The Year of the Flood is a companion novel or, as I ve seen it sometimes called sidequel to Oryx and Crake While the book is inferior to its predecessor IMO, it is still a remarkable work of speculative fiction.Set at approximately the same time as Oryx and Crake,The Year of the Flood follows the fates of two female survivors of the Waterless Flood an epidemic orchestrated by Crake Ren is a trapeze dancer at a sex club locked in its quarantine room and Toby is barricaded in a spa stocked with ma [...]



  • I actually liked this better than its counterpart, Oryx and Crake but you must read both, no matter what , and I think it s because this book focuses on two female protagonists this time, instead of Jimmy Atwood is a genius, but she just doesn t write male characters well This book is hard to explain, especially to someone who hasn t read Oryx and Crake So I m going to disregard those people completely and just pretend you all know exactly what I m talking about.Basically, the events in this boo [...]


  • Knocked out by this one What a page turner.Original review 2010 Although this is not my favourite genre, I very much enjoyed this speculative dystopian novel It is a parallel narrative to Oryx and Crake, set in the Pleeblands rather than the Compounds It also fills in on the activities of the Gardeners of God, a radical greenie sect that combine vegetarianism, ancient lore about herbs and plants and other natural cures, and a sort of rational belief in a pantheistic God, a God that is a personif [...]


  • This work isn t perfect, there are the odd little details here and there which don t ring true, etc etc I noted such things once and awhile as I read, but they didn t bother me much The story is such a page turner, that it s easy to overlook the minor flaws I thought were present Heck, maybe they were only present in my skull The book enlarges the vision begun in Oryx and Crake I don t think one would need to read that first, but why wouldn t you True, I did think this book was better than the f [...]


  • Here s Atwood at her best presenting us with with the stories of survivors, be it a heartbreak or the end of the world or a starvation and violence Those stories are sometimes sad and sometimes a bit funny and always realistic, well, maybe except for the pigoons It s like you watch the movie with many disturbing details with your friend, but he s already seen it for a couple of times, so he s not cringing unlike you are and he s encouraging you not to close your eyes, because otherwise you ll mi [...]


  • Sorry to be a party pooper for my fellow Margaret Atwood fans, but this book disappointed me I read an advance edition supplied by a friend in publishing If you haven t read Oryx and Crake, don t even try to get through this Snowman and the blue people are back, but there s almost no explanation for who they are or where they came from If you haven t read Oryx and Crake, there s still an interesting version of future society here this book takes place in the Pleebs, unlike most of OC , but you w [...]


  • I ll confess up front that I don t often have the opportunity to read contemporary fiction or in any case, I m always a few years behind Margaret Atwood s The Year of the Flood, for example, was the only book I read in 2009 that was actually published in 2009 and I should say that I finished the novel about an hour after midnight on New Year s Eve or Day, rather, at that point as I sipped the dregs of my celebratory champagne The novel was the latest on my kick of trying to work through everythi [...]


  • But we craved the knowledge of good and evil, and we obtained that knowledge, and now we are reaping the whirlwind In our efforts to rise above ourselves, we have indeed fallen far, and are falling farther still for, like the Creation, the Fall, too is ongoing In Oryx and Crake, the world is built and we consider the impact an individual can have on society The Year of the Flood is about society s impact on individuals We learn about the year of the flood and what led up to it from two particul [...]


  • Die Mitte h tte um 150 Seiten gek rzt werde k nnen, deswegen Abz ge im der B Note, aber ansonsten eine interessante Geschichte mit intelligent aufgebauten Handlungsstr ngen Erst in der Mitte habe ich verstanden, das es hier um 2 Protagonistinnen geht anstatt um eine Ab da wirkte das Storytelling auch nicht mehr so sprunghaft zum Ende hin verschmilzt Buch 12 und nun bin ich gespannt auf Teil 3


  • This is what I call a slogger, one of those books I slowly slog through, rather like mud or jello Don t ask me to explain too much but it s an image I often use Some sloggers are rewarding For those I must be in the right frame of mind Some sloggers I give up on, usually out of boredom This book fell squarely in the middle I think I ll continue this is the group threadRecommended for lovers of Atwood s writing which I happily count myself among or lovers of apocalyptic fiction who are concerned [...]


  • Since Oryx and Crake was one of my favorite Atwood novels, I was happy to read another book intertwined with that world and characters This one focuses on the religion of a group called The Gardeners, who are planning for the waterless flood Nothing wrecks your nails like a lethal pandemic plague 10 13 Re reading the trilogy since we re going to discuss Oryx and Crake on SFF Audio I went hunting for reasons and explanation and details that I didn t notice the first time But they re probably spo [...]


  • Disappointing to me for its wooden characters, sluggish pace, pedestrian prose and ineffective conveyance of the tragedy of an apocalyptic plague The premise of a privatization of police, then government, and a biotechnology industry gone awry to the point of danger was rendered as a fairly interesting foundation for the dystopia portrayed The idea of a green religion based on ecology, with a Saint Rachel Carson and Euell Gibbons, and illustration of the role such a group might play in surviving [...]


  • I have always loved Margaret Atwood I haven t read a single book of hers before this that I didn t love But I am finding that The Year of the Flood is both tedious and twee as though constant tongue in cheek references to today s culture run amok are enough to carry the theme They are not.I chalk the multiple positive ratings it has garnered up to the fact that, hey, this is Margaret Atwood we re critiquing here Well, it appears even Margaret can phone one in.Unless things change for the better [...]


  • a few hours later In light of Jason pointing out some glaring inconsistencies in my Atwood ratings, and upon further reflection like this stuff matters I m going to drop OC to a low 4 and raise this one to a mid to high 4 The reality is that, compared to lots of other stuff, they should both probably be 5, but we are hardest on those we love best It might be my current state of mind it might be that I read this too close to Oryx Crake or because I read it after OC It might be that I mostly read [...]


  • I m so glad I read this book It gathers up all of the loose threads from the first and weaves the back of the tapestry so you finally have a whole Each revelation was like Oh And there were many of them It also wasn t as disturbing and dismal as the first.For people who were frustrated by all of the things we didn t know in Oryx Crake, I highly recommend reading this one The audio was also quite good, with a narrator for each of the three POVs.


  • Oryx and Crake, the first volume of the MaddAddam Trilogy is one of the best books I read this year top 5 probably so reading this sequel is a no brainer The Year of the Flood is not exactly a sequel though, you could read it as a standalone though I recommend that you read Oryx and Crake first for max enjoyment.The timelines of the two books overlap in most of this volume but it extends a little further by the end of the book Two of Oryx and Crake s protagonists make cameo appearances here but [...]


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