50 Book Challenge: #32 The Year of the Flood

What kobo.com says:

From the Booker Prize–winning author of Oryx and Crake, the first book in the MaddAddam Trilogy, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Internationally acclaimed as ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by, amongst others, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, theNew Yorker, and the Village Voice

In a world driven by shadowy, corrupt corporations and the uncontrolled development of new, gene-spliced life forms, a man-made pandemic occurs, obliterating human life. Two people find they have unexpectedly survived: Ren, a young dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails (the cleanest dirty girls in town), and Toby, solitary and determined, who has barricaded herself inside a luxurious spa, watching and waiting. The women have to decide on their next move — they can’t stay hidden forever.  But is anyone else out there?20131013-202919.jpg


What I say: I enjoyed the second book in the trilogy just as much as the first Oryx & Crake. Where the first book follows a lead male character this novel focuses more on the two main women who survived the pandemic. I love love apocalyptic novels for some weird reason and this book had me riveted. Though longer than I wanted due to the fact that I’m trying to power through 50 books this year I thoroughly enjoyed this one and am utterly obsessed with Margaret Atwood and love her style of writing.

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