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Old 07-13-2004, 12:41 AM   #1
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Oryx and Crake

Sweet lord, you HAVE to read this book. it is amazing...I just finished it and now I wanna read it again.

The book is by Margaret Atwood and I agree with one reviewer who said she does Orwell....one better

http://www.oryxandcrake.co.uk/

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hey, my best friend JUST told me to read that about 3 seconds ago...
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I loved this book but I love all her books, poems and short stories.
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Thanks for the recommendation..it would make a good gift for someome who enjoys Orwell?
does the crake in the title refer to a bird?
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I'll have to check that out...I've been a fan of Atwood for quite some time now.
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Is it depressing? Or uplifting? I need an up kinda book at the moment.
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Oryx and Crake is the story of Snowman and his friends Oryx and Crake and a future destroyed by greed and out of control engineering.

It would make a good gift for someone who enjoys Orwell but not for someone who is looking for something uplifting.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks fah
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so what's the significance of the words oryx and crake? I think I might like this book but it's irritating having those two catchy names without knowing their meanings.

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Here is the link the amazon.com review. It explains who the characters are. It is part way down the page....

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...87008?v=glance
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Let's pretend this, let's pretend that......

"..These things sneak up on him for no reason, these flashes of irrational happiness. It's probably a vitamin deficiency..."

You've got to won sometimes ( lifeskills?) I went to enquire at A&R yesterday if they had it in stock and what is the cost of this book. $25 for softcover. I told the guy I'd buy it later, go home and save for it. But he had the hardcover on sale. 70% discount, $15.

I haven't been able to put it down today and every page is filled with quotes I'd like to use as my signature here. I love the way she plays with words. Good recommendation basstrap. Thanks.
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