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ePub ☆ mobi Oryx and Crake ñ 9780385721677 ☆ reflectionslisburnltd È Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future Snowman known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last huDerness that was so recently a great city until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagini I had read Year of the Flood not realizing that it was a seuel to Oryx and Crake Thus a desire to see what else was in store in this post apocalyptic vision Atwood portrays a world in which short sightedness causes a major global collapse in civilization We travel with a few characters through the transition from bad to unimaginable and see what might happen if we continue along some of the paths we now trod Genetic engineering is at the core here and along with it flows a consideration of what it means to be human Are the highly engineered tribe of innocents still human Are pigs with human brain elements at least partly people Where should lines be drawn in our capacity to modify reality Classic uestions of the genre for sure The if this goes on notion extends to political and security issues as well as scientific ones I felt at times that the book was addressed to a young audience maybe a cut above YA That stems at least in part on the story's focus on young characters It was a very uick engaging read I liked the book and it addresses real issues Having read two in the series I am looking forward to a promised thirdDecember 52019 Daily Beast Feral Hogs Terrorize Senior Citizens in Texas by Tracy Connor Makes one wonder

Margaret Atwood ☆ Oryx and Crake ePub

Nd mourning the loss of his best friend Crake and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved In search of answers Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wil Oryx and Crake is an exceptionally weird novel that left me baffled stunned and even disgusted; however as time went on it developed into one of the cleverest pieces of fiction I have ever read Behind the child pornography ritualistic killings and animal abuse two young teens relished watching in their spare time on the internet resided a dormant drive to understanding the excesses of human behaviour in order to dominate it One of the boys Crake is phased by nothing; he is cold calculating and utterly detached from the passions most people experience He watches such sick things in order to understand humanity in all its dark and gruesome facets His best friend Jimmy is lead along due to his loneliness and curiosity His personality is overshadowed by that of his intelligent friend’s And what they discover together drives Crake onto a very dark and dangerous road But why What’s Crake’s endgame I couldn’t have guessed until the end I was sure something big was coming but I wasn’t expecting something uite as radical as what we got The set up for it is massive I’m currently reading the book for a second time and I can see all the early warning signs of what’s to come If I’m being a little bit cryptic here it’s because I don’t want to land a massive spoiler in your lap The point is Atwood has done something exceedingly clever in these pages And I can’t wait to see where she takes it in the rest of the trilogy There are so many themes she can address and so many interesting places she can take this This is a difficult novel to read in places because it depicts some truly horrible things but I urge you to look beyond such representations and consider what Atwood was trying to say It’s worth listening to And as much as I love The Handmaid’s Tale I would go as far to say that this is a much accomplished novel It doesn’t have any feminist ualities though instead it turns its critical eye towards issue of survival for humanity in a world on the cusp of environmental and economic collapse It’s on par with 1984 and Brave New World with its subversive ualities and imaginative representation of a future that is not too far from reality At times it reminded me of Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go with its depiction of depressed youth in a world the characters cannot fully navigate as they chose to suppress memories and ideas Oryx is the prime example but the limiting factor of the novel is its protagonist Jimmy Jimmy is uite stationary and flat as a character I hope he progresses in later books as here his experiences are vanilla when compared to what Oryx and Crake have He felt like a means to tell their story a mere narrative device so I’m hoping given how this novel ends he starts to take a stronger grasp on the story and infuses it with a sense of ownership Time will tell for now this a great book full of great ideas And potentially depending how Atwood uses them in the rest of the trilogy it could be one of the best dystopian fictions ever writtenMaddAddam Trilogy1 Oryx and Crake 5 stars2 The Year of the Flood 5 stars3 MaddAddam 2 stars You can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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Oryx and CrakeOryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future Snowman known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human a So you go to Wal Mart to buy your groceries because it's so damn cheap but then you realize Wal Mart is hiring very few full time employees and not offering reasonable health care to its employees and it's walking employees through the process of how to get Medicare not to mention they're closing down small businesses by exploiting foreign economies to get the lowest possible fucking cost; so Wal Mart's making YOU pay medical benefits for ITS employees and replacing good jobs with shitty ones and you don't want to support that not to mention most of their food comes from the big corporations that have copyrighted their grains and are in the process of pushing small farms out of business by suing them for copyright infringement after their seeds blow onto the smaller farmer's land so you decide to shop somewhere else and isn't it time to go organic anyway so you drive over to Trader Joe's and load up your cart that feeling of guilt finally subsidingSo you get home and you unload your reusable bags and load up the fridge and then as you slide a boxed pizza into the freezer you see printed across the bottom Made in ItalySo now you're shopping for your groceries at a different store from where you do the rest of your shopping adding to your carbon footprint not to mention they're transporting your pizzas across half the fucking earth before they land on your shelf So you may not be selling out your next door neighbor but now you're shitting a big one right on Mother Earth's face You head down to the local farmer's market and buy some little pygmy apples the size of clementines and they're all weird colors but they're from some local farm and you buy some locally made bread and buy some wait what is this Red Bull Doritos All of a sudden you realize only the fruit here is local and some of the bread so you find another farmer across town you can buy beef from and another farmer who you can get pork from and now you're buying all locally and driving all over God's red desert to get everything you need and spending twice what you did at Wal Mart and spending half your saturday collecting food Now you're contributing to the local economy and not giving money to the giant food corporations that are trying to push small farms out of business but you're still driving all over to buy the shit and burning through petroleum like a motherfucker Face it when it comes to the continuity of life on this planet you are a pest You're the renegade cell eating away at all of the nice and friendly cells around you I know I'm not telling you anything new right now you've seen The Matrix you've heard about overpopulation global warming oil spills and you know how totally absolutely fucked polar bears are right now but it's always been like that ever since you were born and we keep coming up with new sciences so inevitably something will come up to save the day right We'll take some polar bear DNA and store it and once we're all caught up with Jurassic Park technologies we'll bring 'em back And by the time we get to there we'll be able to stop raising cows; we can just raise steaks little flat cows that don't have brains don't have needs other than maybe watering them and spooning nutrients into their slack mouths and sea urchin like chicken creatures without any minds that we can make into chicken fingers and none of them will feel a thing so there won't be any uestion ethically speaking right RightDon't hit me up with your playing God argument because that's bullshit We play God when we amputate a gangrenous leg when we remove a tumor when we brush our fucking teeth So what is really wrong with growing steaks in soil and not raising cows in huge concentration camps where they hang out in their own shit all day What's wrong with doing away with coffins and simply mulching our loved ones They're going in the dirt either wayIf we're being utilitarian is our urchin chicken happier or less happy than our chicken in a lightless pen with ridiculous pecs so oversized his legs are broken What about the chicken who has gone mad and is now pecking other chickens to death Probably urchin chicken I'm just saying That said I wouldn't eat urchin chicken if I wanted to go out on a limb and say a company would be reuired to even TELL me the product I was buying was urchin Warning this product is made from something that tastes like but isn't a chicken They don't tell me when my steaks are cloned or through what fucked up chemical reactions they've made my food so I have my doubts What's wrong with growing a mindless food animal much the way we grow corn or rice or soy What's wrong with growing mindless clones of ourselves just for the purpose of harvesting their organs This would be an easier uestion to answer if I wasn't an atheist and I could uote an instruction book but I can't I have to answer the uestion and I'll give an answer that Atwood kinda does but doesn't we don't know what will happen We didn't know sea walls would increase erosion in other parts of the river when we first started building them We didn't know that lighthouses would kill tons and tons of birds because birds fly toward the light We didn't know that carbon emissions could be a problem until we'd flooded tons of them off into the atmosphere So why shouldn't we use science to make the world cater to our every desire and impulse Because we can't even predict the weather Oh you want me to talk about the book Yeah I guess I could do that As you can tell by my meta review this one gets the gears in your head turning But the characters were all flat and although full of potential ended up