Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood

A few week ago I read Oryx & Crake by Atwood, and really enjoyed the book right up until the cliff hanger ending.  I was really put off by the ending, but internet searches told me there was a follow up, or of sorts, that cleared up the ending.  Thus I've now read The Year of the Flood. 

I didn't like it very much.  It's not a terrible book by any means, but as it takes place over the same time period as Orxy & Crake it doesn't add much to that story.  And it barely offers any resolution to the cliff hanger ending of the first book which I enjoyed much more.  Overall I would normally be through with Atwood, but I've already checked out her best known work, the Handmaid's Tale, so I will be reading that one to hopefully wash the bad taste of the year of the flood out of my mouth.

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