This is the third part of a trilogy that began with Oryx & Crake, and continued with The Year of the Flood. I was pleased to find that the book began with a brief recap of the first two books, as it's been quite some time since I read them. In this one, we find the surviving humans along with some modified-humans (The Crakers), and many another interesting life-form in the post-chaos world.
A lot of the book is made up of flashbacks into Zeb's life, back to the time when he and Adam were half-brothers living with their father, "The Rev." This is pre-Flood, at the height of Corporate power in Atwood's future Earth.
Atwood's writing is, as always, unintrusive, economical, precise, and entertaining.
What could be a drab indictment of the present environmental atrocities committed all about us is kept alive as a very readable story by the interesting and sympathetic characters she has created in this trilogy.
Be advised: one is not left with a warm, fuzzy view of the future.
NY Times Sunday Book Review
Margaret Atwood's Web Site
Future Dramatization of the Trilogy
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