Snowman vive su un albero vicino al mare, avvolto in un lenzuolo sporco. Non sa che ore sono, nessuno lo sa più, dopo la pandemia. Cerca cibo e medicine nelle terre desolate e infestate da ibridi di animali. Fruga fra i resti e rimugina sulle scelte che hanno portato la Terra al tracollo, in nome di una scienza onnipotente. Si abbandona al ricordo di Oryx, donna enigmatica e quieta, e al rancore per l’amico Crake, responsabile del disastro. Le loro esistenze si erano intrecciate nel più classico e tragico dei triangoli. Snowman cerca una spiegazione, per sé e per i «figli di Crake»,unica forma di vita intelligente sopravvissuta sulla Terra, frutto esemplare dell’ingegneria genetica. Sono tante le cose che vogliono capire, ignari come sono dell’insensatezza degli uomini. Come hanno dimostrato Orwell, Huxley, Vonnegut e la stessa Atwood (nel Racconto dell’Ancella),la rappresentazione letteraria di un’utopia fallita può aprirci gli occhi più di innumerevoli verità sullo stato del pianeta. Quello di Oryx e Crake è un mondo che potrebbe essere a pochi anni, a poche folli decisioni di distanza da quello in cui viviamo.
- ISBN: 883331670X
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 384
So, you go to Wal-Mart to buy your groceries because it's so damn cheap, but then you realize Wal-Mart is hiring very few full-time employees and not offering reasonable health care to its employees and it's walking employees through the process of how to get Medicare, not to mention they're closing Leggi tutto
I wonder if all Margaret Atwoods books are like this one? Having read "Oryx and Crake" and "The Handmaid's Tale," I am curious now how many other ways of horrifying me she has up her sleeve. "Oryx and Crake" is a dystopian (or as Atwood calls it herself, a speculative fiction) novel set in a future
This is the second dystopia Atwood has written, and I think it's less successful than The Handmaid's Tale . Her vision here is of a not-too-distant future in which the US is divided into corporate-owned gated communities where the (biotech) companies' owners and highly-paid skilled workforce live and Leggi tutto
Sometimes I'm torn between wishing I could get a glimpse inside Atwood's mind and thinking that might be absolutely terrifying.
Oryx and Crake is an exceptionally weird novel that left me baffled, stunned and even disgusted; however, as time went on, it developed into one of the cleverest pieces of fiction I have ever read. Behind the child pornography, ritualistic killings and animal abuse two young teens relished watching
One Generation Away I find it difficult to tell whether Atwood’s dystopian fantasies are meant as constructive social criticism or as sarcastic prophecy. Recent headlines suggest that her prophetic skills dominate, and with them her anticipatory sarcasm. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and Leggi tutto
I had read Year of the Flood not realizing that it was a sequel to Oryx and Crake . Thus a desire to see what else was in store in this post-apocalyptic vision. Atwood portrays a world in which short-sightedness causes a major, global collapse in civilization. We travel with a few characters through Leggi tutto
I am calling complete, and total, bullshit. There are so many things wrong with this book that it's hard to know where to begin. For starters, the idea of having a couple of different timelines going at once, and shift tenses according--present tense for the present, regular past tenses for the past Leggi tutto
How can someone make up such a fascinating and terrifying story? Wow.... I absolutely loved it. It took me some time to take this book from my book shelves, it was there already some time, it seemed a bit weird, but after having read the Handmaid's Tale, I took up the challenge and it was well, well Leggi tutto
What a fantastic dystopia awaits! Our post-apocalyptic fate will surely be a wonder to behold. Atwood BUILDS UP when any other 'sensible' writer writing today about the doomed future would simply TEAR DOWN. In this compulsively-readable novel, the fabulous formula borrows some ingredients from such
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