The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of Oryx and Crake , the first book in the MaddAddam Trilogy, and The Handmaid's Tale . Internationally acclaimed as ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by, amongst others, the Globe and Mail , the New York Times , the New Yorker , and the Village Voice

In a world driven by shadowy, corrupt corporations and the uncontrolled development of new, gene-spliced life forms, a man-made pandemic occurs, obliterating human life. Two people find they have unexpectedly survived: Ren, a young dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails (the cleanest dirty girls in town), and Toby, solitary and determined, who has barricaded herself inside a luxurious spa, watching and waiting. The women have to decide on their next move--they can't stay hidden forever. But is anyone else out there?

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2010
ISBN: 9780307398925
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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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 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.

acecarruthers May 25, 2015

I'm really enjoying Year of the Flood - more than Oryx and Crake. It is compelling to read about complex and thoughtful female characters in a dystopic story as the genre tends so often to focus on men's experiences.

Dec 17, 2014

This follow-up to "Oryx and Crake" doesn't match the ingenuity of that masterpiece, but it's a fascinating tale anyway. Compelling characters in extreme situations.

Oct 08, 2014

It was an OK book but Oryx and Crake was way better. If it was another author I'd say it wasn't bad but it really isn't the quality we normally expect from Ms Atwood.

May 11, 2014

I sooo LOVED this book! Never read Margaret Atwood before, I know I know, but really liked this! Able to see where it came from - and where we seem to be heading in this book. But then I love apocalyptic stories! It may not be for everyone.

Mar 10, 2014

I suppose I have to be the one to say the emperor is wearing no clothes.
I have enjoyed much of Atwood's works, but this is not one of them. Maybe I should have read Oryx and Crake first...
One criticism on Canada Reads is that this book is emotionless. I have to agree. Atwood seems to have delighted in creating new words. It reads a bit like an academic treatise or government document full of information but no heart. There is a disparaging tone, an underlying voice of haughtiness. I understand why this was the first book to be eliminated from Canada Reads...

CranbrookDarrel Feb 14, 2014

A brilliant story of two contrasting women’s survival in a rapidly deconstructing society.

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