Oryx and Crake

Well, I’ve been kicked back yammering in other places making a fool of myself for too long; time to go back to making a fool of myself and yammering here. 🙂

My most recent audio book was Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. You may remember Atwood from her popular The Handmaid’s Tale, and once again she’s peering into the not-too-distant future.

This time, things have gone much more awry than in Handmaid. In fact, civilization has collapsed. We don’t know exactly why for quite some time, so I won’t tell you. But the protagonist was there for it all, and the story jumps back and forth between him trying to survive in a world gone wrong, and him recalling the story of his life and his relationship with the people who’ve caused the mess he is in.

What’s most troubling about Oryx and Crake is how incredibly believable it is. It doesn’t take much imagination to see our world following the path laid out by Ms. Atwood. Worth a read. I’m off Audible.com now (see below) but have to say the narrator does a decent job. So technically it gets a thumbs up, too.