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Oryx and crake

With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity--and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now Snowman is alone, and as we learn why we also learn about a world that could become ours one day.

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  • "With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity--and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now Snowman is alone, and as we learn why we also learn about a world that could become ours one day."@en
  • "The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief."@en
  • "To understand the loss of his beloved Oryx and best friend Crake, Snowman undertakes a journey into his own past and Crake's high-tech bubble-dome. Strong language."@en
  • "Snowman, once known as Jimmy, may be one of the last humans left on a devastated Earth, and is a kind of shepherd to a group of biologically engineered creatures known as Children of Crake. As Snowman prepares to journey back to the biolab where he once worked, he flashes back to his privileged adolescence, his friendship with the dangerous genius Crake, whose mad bioengineering experiments brought about the destruction of humanity, and memories of Oryx, the survivor of childhood sexual abuse whose life intersects both his and Crake's."@en
  • "As the story opens, the narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland. Insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the Pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier.-Dust jacket."
  • "Snowman is sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland."
  • "In the future, Snowman lives in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and best friend Crake. He tries to piece together what happened, both to him and to the world, while teaching the green-eyed children of Crake, who view him as a kind of monster. To understand, he undertakes a double journey - into his own past, and to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradise Project unfolded, and the world came to grief."@en
  • "In a future world where science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, Snowman searches for supplies in a wasteland and explores how the world came so quickly to grief."
  • "In this novel of the future, the narrator, Snowman, mourns the loss of his companions Oryx and Crake as he, himself, slowly starves in a wasteland once the home of people and now the home of insects, pigoons and wolvogs. Snowman tries to understand the events that led to the decline of the world he knew."@en
  • "PLAYAWAY. Margaret Atwood's classic novel, 'The Handmaid's Tale', is about the future. Now, in 'Oryx and Crake, the future has changed: it's much worse. The narrator of this riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he's sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? And why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories."
  • "Als na een genetische ramp Snowman de enig overgebleven 'oude' mens is temidden van genetisch gemanipuleerde mensen en dieren, denkt hij na over de oorzaken die tot deze ramp hebben geleid."
  • "As the story opens, snowman is sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland."@en

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