Saturday, January 14, 2012

Just Finished Reading: Oryx and Crake

This is the other book that I bought with my Barnes and Noble gift card. It just shows how expensive books are...I had a $30 gift card and I was actually $5 short with this book and The Hunger Games. Thats why I usually get my books from Amazon. And if you spend $25 or more you get free thats always good. Anyways, I loved this book. I've been wanting to read it since researching for my presentation on female science fiction writers for my Women Writers class. The way that the story is told is really interesting. It starts out after everything has happened and then slowly tells everything that led up to it. It starts with Snowman, who takes care of these lab made people that he calls the Children of Crake. We find out that Crake is not a god, but was his scientist friend who made them. My favorite parts of this book were when Snowman/ Jimmy was thinking about Oryx, the woman he loved. He became obsessed with her since seeing her in a kiddie porn video. That is pretty creepy, but he doesn't actually meet her until she is an adult. Oryx is a very interesting character because she always laughs off Snowman/ Jimmy's concerns about her and her past. She has had this pretty traumatic past, but she just shrugs it off like it's no big deal.

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