25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Oryx and Crake

by

Oryx and Crake Cover

ISBN13: 9781844080281
ISBN10: 1844080285
All Product Details

 

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 4 comments:

jthinks, August 12, 2010 (view all comments by jthinks)
Margaret Atwood is amazing. Should I stop there? I'm not sure whether to categorize this as a coming-of-age tale, a sci-fi thriller, or a tragic love story. Ends with as many questions as answers, satisfyingly haunting.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
jthinks, August 12, 2010 (view all comments by jthinks)
Margaret Atwood is amazing. Should I stop there? I'm not sure whether to categorize this as a coming-of-age tale, a sci-fi thriller, or a tragic love story. Ends with as many questions as answers, satisfyingly haunting.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
Sharon Skinner, October 14, 2007 (view all comments by Sharon Skinner)
Atwood provides critical social commentary while pointing out the traps and pitfalls created by combining cutting edge scientific discoveries with human arrogance. Her use of real and current science makes the reader ponder whether or not we have already gone too far to turn back. Highly recommended.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 10 readers found this comment helpful)
Anaya, September 1, 2006 (view all comments by Anaya)
Like "Handmaid's Tale," Margaret Atwood takes her readers on another futuristic and dystopian tale of humanity's downfalls through its own faults. In this delightful yet morbid story, science and ethics clash, love and jealousy combust and all is lost when the world becomes embroiled in what Atwood considers a horrific and universal apocalpyse. In one thread of temporality, the novel hints how humanity causes its own downfall while experimenting with genetic engineering, while in another time and place, the main character desperately searches for a glimmer of hope in dark times - a way out of the apocalpyse nightare and towards a better world and future. A must read for any sci-fi lover, Atwood fan or a college syllabus.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(8 of 15 readers found this comment helpful)
 1-4 of 4

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844080281
Author:
ATWOOD, MARGARET
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
N
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20040325
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
197 x 126 in.

Related Subjects


Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

Oryx and Crake
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 448 pages Libri - English 9781844080281 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[I]ngenious and disturbing....A landmark work of speculative fiction, comparable to A Clockwork Orange, Brave New World, and Russian revolutionary Zamyatin's We. Atwood has surpassed herself."
"Review" by , "Rigorous in its chilling insights and riveting in its fast-paced 'what if' dramatization, Atwood's superb novel is as brilliantly provocative as it is profoundly engaging."
"Review" by , "[R]iveting, disturbing....Chesterton once wrote of the 'thousand romances that lie secreted in The Origin of Species.' Atwood has extracted one of the most hair-raising of them, and one of the most brilliant."
"Review" by , "Set in a future some two generations hence, Oryx and Crake can hold its own against any of the 20th century's most potent dystopias — Brave New World, 1984, The Space Merchants — with regard to both dramatic impact and fertility of invention, while it leaves such lesser recent contenders as Paul Theroux and Doris Lessing in the dust."
"Review" by , "Majestic....Keep[s] us on the edges of our seats." The Washington Post
"Review" by , "Towering and intrepid....Atwood does Orwell one better."
"Synopsis" by , By Margaret Atwood, this is a mystery and an adventure story.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.