The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood

A Novel

Book - 2009
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The long-awaited new novel from Margaret Atwood,The Year of the Floodis a brilliant visionary imagining of the future that calls to mind her classic novelThe Handmaid's Tale. Adam One, the kindly leader of God's Gardeners -- a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion -- has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have been spared: Ren, a young trapeze-dancer, locked inside a high-end sex club; and one of God's Gardeners, Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Have others survived? By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and witty,The Year of the Floodunfolds Toby's and Ren's stories during the years prior to their meeting again. The novel not only brilliantly reflects to us a world we recognize but poignantly reminds us of our enduring humanity.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009
ISBN: 9780771008443
Branch Call Number: F ATW
Characteristics: 434 p. ; 24 cm


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flightofabluebird Jan 01, 2021

Best of the trilogy in my opinion. Love the two very distinct voices of Ren and Toby and how they come together. Cool how the plots start to overlap and leaves you super excited for the next part of the story.

- returned after reading part of , havent finished yet

Apr 30, 2019

The first time I read this there were years between the reading of Oryx & Crake and this one. This time, I read the two books one after the other. I'm glad I did. There are connections between the two books that I missed with the first readings and that brought more of a completeness to this story.

I really enjoyed this. The characters are more sympathetic than Jimmy in Oryx & Crake. The different viewpoints give a fuller perspective on what happened. The fleeting moments with Crake & Jimmy in Year Of The Flood show a different side of them than we hear in Oryx & Crake.

All in all, this is a wonderful story and I will be moving on to MaddAddam within a couple of weeks to keep the connections between the trilogy alive.

Nov 26, 2018

2nd book of MaddAddam series by Margaret Atwood. I've read a few other books by Atwood, but this dystopian future sci-fi series has been my favorite. The multiple perspectives of Toby, Ren, and Jimmy in the first two books provide a lot of depth to the story. The books have made me even more mindful of the environment and our changing world as this reality becomes more possible.

Oct 30, 2018

Book 2 of trilogy.

Oct 02, 2017

"She’s a serious author and science-fiction is so very genre." What a stupid statement.

jeana12 Aug 07, 2017

One of my favorite books by her. It is an absolute must read and the best novel of this three part series.

zentrixy Mar 26, 2016

The female perspective from this wild and clever dystopian world brought to us by Margaret Attwood. In comparison to the male dominated tone of Oryx and Crake, which pulled me in to this trilogy with such excitement and danger like a whirlpool. Where would we be without Snowman's journey? I can't say one book is better over the other. Like all gods creatures, these two books are both equally valuable and necessary. In The Year of The Flood I ask myself who did I NOT relate to? All of the female characters are so unique, different and revealing of the human psyche. Everyone should read this trilogy, I don't go a day now without thinking of the plight of The Gardeners as the water pours from my shower head or sink faucet. Not a day goes by that I don't consider their ingenuity and knowledge! Please be kind with Mother Nature, live your life with compassion and love, surround yourself with light, as The Gardeners would say! I'm on to the next one.

Sep 23, 2015

I marvel at the mind of MA. I did not try to figure out or make great leaps of understanding over this. Just kind of go with the story. Excellent readers kept be interested. Lovely singing voice of who is it?

Sep 04, 2015

Like I said for Oryx and Crake, so unlike what I usually read, mysteries, thrillers. But I enjoyed it even if it has somewhat of a cliffhanger for an ending but now that MaddAddams is out I can't wait until I get a chance to read it.

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