another one devoured - over 3 days this time as i had a busier weekend :)
this one was focused on 2 women and, again, atwood nails the complexities of jealousy and vulnerability among female friends.
she weaves the oryx and crake story in and out and it makes you want to re-read her first book to see if characters interpret events differently (i say they do). in many ways it was a better book (since i'd already bought into the dystopia and wanted more) and had a nice religious theme with the god's gardeners. but it also was infinitely sadder - with women front and centre, we are continually reminded of their vulnerability to sadist and/or sexual abuse - both before and after the apocalypse.
First United States Edition, 434 pages
Published Sept. 22, 2009 by Doubleday Nan A. Talese.