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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1) by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

26/12 - I found this a little bit tiresome to read for at least half the book. It wasn't until we started to see what had happened to bring about the apocalypse that I really got interested. And then Atwood finishes it just as a really exciting and mystery-revealing scene was about to happen, a bit like a cliff hanger on a tv show season finale but without the guarantee of there being another season (or book, as the case may be). I'm still not sure why the apocalypse happened, why Crake might have caused it.

15/1 - Re-reading this because I'd like to finish the series, but other than the names and the fact that an apocalypse happened I can't remember anything about the plot. To be continued...


17/1 - I'm nearly half way through and I just can't come up with anything intelligent to say. I'm enjoying it, probably more than I did six years ago, but it's not inspiring me write. Snowman isn't much of a hero and is a bit irritating to listen to. I'm looking forward to finding out why he's the only non-Craker left (at least as far as he/we know), although from what I remember of my previous reading it's not made clear in this book. It's all still a bit mysterious at the end, as is normal for the first book in a trilogy. Hopefully reading further will inspire my creative writing side and I'll be back next time with more a scintillating update. To be continued...


27/1 - It turns out I feel pretty much the same about this book as I did last time I read it. I got really bogged down in the middle and couldn't work up the enthusiasm to keep reading, playing The Sims was more enticing for a number of days during the reading of this. But I did finish it and now I can go on to the next book, which I have high hopes but realistic expectations for. I do want to note that I now know how the apocalypse happened, but I still don't understand why Crake did it, and also why Crake left poor old Jimmy alone (at least as far as Crake knew) to deal with the aftermath. I don't really understand what happened between him and Oryx, or rather (again) why, either. I hope our world isn't headed for this kind of future, so amazed by our own cleverness that we ignore the lessons of the past. Creating, merging all those animals for no particularly good reason that I could see - kangaroo + sheep = lots of good meat + good immune system, wolf + dog = better attack animals for security, snake + rat = what a stupid idea that is, how is that useful to anyone! I also wasn't clear on how the pigoons got so smart, or what the 'oon' part of their name came from. Anyway, will put the next book in the series on hold at the library and look forward to seeing what happens next.


PopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge: A Trilogy