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review The MaddAddam Trilogy ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ [KINDLE] ❆ The MaddAddam Trilogy By Margaret Atwood – Gym-apparel.co.uk From Booker Prize–winner and #1 national bestseller Margaret Atwood The MaddAddam Trilogy is so utterly compelling so prescient so relevant so all too likely to be trueO familiar a world devastated by uncontrolled genetic engineering and a widespread plague with only a few remaining humans fighting for survival Combining adventure humour romance and superb storytelling that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world MaddAddam is a moving and dramatic conclusion to this internationally celebrated dystopian trilog. I keep on having conversations with Margaret Atwood in my head I would love to ask her why she made everyone’s parents so shitty Of all the characters who’ve had their backstories told everyone except Toby and Amanda had parents who were not only distant they were straight up uncaring hateful and even murderous This sometimes made it feel that Atwood was describing caricatures rather than actual people who could exist However someone who’s perhaps had a less happy childhood might say that these are not caricatures Another thing is that the coincidence that almost all the people who have survived the “waterless flood” are also people who have parts to play in the main characters’ back story is a little much What’s the point of bringing back Wakulla Price Jimmy’s high school crush as Swift Fox one of the Madaddamites She just happens to survive along with several other people from his past It’s a little much Of course he seems to be hallucinating for a good chunk of Maddaddam I would tooIt does sound like I’m complaining but I actually enjoyed this trilogy a lot Atwood has got an incredible imagination and she is very playful with it in a rather dark way She sets the perfect tone in her dystopic fiction because when you think about it distopic fiction is a very dark but playful genre This world gone wrong set in the not so distant future is familiar in many ways but the problems that are just barely apparent to most people right now climate change for example are amplified described and thus warp the lives of characters It’s like she’s having fun describing the effects of a funhouse mirror However it has the extra intrigue of holding possibilities for our future physical reality

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Conceived material and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour she projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter  In the tradition of The Handmaid’s Tale Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood envision a near future that is both beyond our imagining and all to. This is a fabulous series written by an author at the top of her game Like everyone else I feed my reading habit sometimes with what is at hand free kindle reads from books with interesting covers that I walk by at the Library Bookhub freebies But every now and then you need to return to reading something that is simply marvelous in its creation and execution I won't go into the story line other than to say that Atwood takes the tried and true dystopian society dissolving into us and them and takes it to new and undefined areas And she does so with her customary style and wit The uick almost throw away descriptions of creatures such as the MoHairs uickly illustrate the world in an evocative and sharply focused way And should I mention that every generation has just a little bit of relationship story and that each story illustrates our need for connection Just being able to read prose such as this is a pleasure as the reader is reminded just in time that there is such a thing as uality writing in a McMuffin world

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The MaddAddam TrilogyFrom Booker Prize–winner and national bestseller Margaret Atwood The MaddAddam Trilogy is so utterly compelling so prescient so relevant so all too likely to be true that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it This is Margaret Atwood at the The MaddAddam PDFEPUB or absolute peak of her powers With breathtaking command of her brilliantly. The great strength of good science fiction is the ability to take contemporary events and technologies and extrapolate them in ways that predict the future whilst simultaneously telling us something about —and satirizing— the present Much celebrated writer Margaret Atwood crafts stories and worlds that do exactly this although rather controversially she prefers to not to call her books science fiction as according to her rather restrictive definition the ‘fiction’ in ‘science fiction’ is ‘things which are not possible today’ and her books are very much based the technology and social s of the presentOver the course of the three tightly woven books that make up the MaddAddam Trilogy Oryx and Crake The Year of the Flood and the recently released MaddAddam Atwood transports us to a twisted but all too real dystopian future where a carefully engineered plague has wiped out most of humanity leaving behind a rag tag bunch of survivors fighting wild and dangerous genetically modified animals and each other for survival whilst living uneasily alongside a new species of lab engineered uasi humans table rasa and sporting glowing blue genataliaOryx and Crake centres on Snowman who suspecting he is the last man alive is slowly going insane whilst he scavenges for scraps and lives in trees to avoid being scavenged himself The story is told over two timelines In Snowman’s present around 100 years into the future we learn of the Crakers the perfect bioengineered uasi humans created by the titular Crake Snowman’s one time best and only friend Having no sense of the world around them the Crakers rely on Snowman to make sense of the world for them something which he is struggling to do for himself as comes to term with the devastation around him Told in parallel through Snowman’s fevered and bitter recollections we are also taken back to his pre apocalyptic incarnation as Jimmy who was lucky enough to be born into the privilege of sanitary Compound life home of moneyed execs and scientists separated from the urban jungle of the Pleeblands where the proles dwell Snowman’s story is of the outcome of Crake’s attempt to reboot the human race; Jimmy’s is of the why and how it happened Jimmy’s love hate friendship with Crake and love of the ethereal Oryx play out in a terrifyingly well realised world of technocratic apartheid that’s driven by increasingly sophisticated bioengineering and rampant free market consumerism and with a terrifying backdrop of violence paedophilia and hyper intelligent pigs The Year of the Flood The Year of the Flood is a pseudo seuel with much of the novel’s timeline overlapping with Oryx and Crake The perspective switches primarily to sturdy and pragmatic Toby who inadvertently finds herself seeking refuge with a pseudo Christian religious cult the God’s Gardeners who live a life of ascetism in preparation for the ‘waterless flood’ It was refreshing to have a female protagonist still an all too rare a thing in post Ripley from Aliens science fiction and Toby is certainly easier to warm to than Jimmy and his needy weakness The weaving of this story with that recounted by SnowmanJimmy is executed really cleverly and in a way that never feels clunky or contrived something that can’t be said for many other expansive books and TV shows that have tried the same The Year of the Flood still retains the grim streak of Oryx and Crake but this is undercut by the gentle satire and absurdity of the God’s Gardeners and their Nature Religion In Oryx and Crake the tightly controlled bubbled off world was the really interesting character not the people in it The introduction of a wider set of protagonists and relationships the anarchic setting of the Pleeblands and perhaps the religious element too gives Year of the Flood a human and humane feel MaddAddamMaddAddam has the same pseudo seuel feel as The Year of the Flood; gaps are filled and the foundations of the story extended and the narrative is woven into a knot that is a joy to unpick Through flashbacks we delve deeper into the inception of the God’s Gardner’s and Crake’s rise to infamy whilst in the present the remaining survivors band together and attempt to rebuild their lives and establish some semblance of normality and routine This book is perhaps the funniest of the three off setting what feels like unrelenting bleakness with some delightful off beat humour largely as a result of the Crakers playing a central role in the story Never again will you exclaim ‘oh fuck’ without raising a wry smile It also has the most to say about being human about the humanity left in the society that remains and the indelible humanity left in the creatures that Crake deliberately designed to be less human The brilliance of the story is taking some of humanity’s excesses demands and needs –plundering the earth for resources; killing animals and each other; constantly striving to modify and ‘improve’ nature and ourselves for vanity and sustenance; economic apartheid; religion– and taking them to their not uite as absurd as they first appear extreme Prepare to be enlightened confused and occasionally grossed out as you inhabit the warped but disconcertingly familiar reality that Atwood as createdDystopias are the natural future homes for pessimists As a natural optimist I have strong hopes for humanity and what we can do with the science and technology available to us The MaddAddam trilogy is razor sharp satire and a dizzying parable for where we are now and what may lie further ahead on the slippery helter skelter that we find ourselves hurtling down