Book Reviews & Essays on Literature

The MaddAddam trilogy, by Margaret Atwood

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Man Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is famous, celebrated, much awarded, and justly so. One comes to expect that everything she writes will be of superior quality. This particular set of Social Science-Fiction novels feature cleverly constructed, very dark satires of the present day world. It’s Sci-Fi that seems disturbingly plausible and not so far in the future. I read all three, in the right order, and in quick succession. But while the dystopia she describes is interesting and thought provoking, unfortunately for me it began to drag a bit by book 2, and was quite disappointing by book 3. It felt like The Lord of the Rings: – they travel, they fight, they live somewhere for a bit, they travel some more, and so on. (Continue reading…)

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