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The Year of the Flood epub Ç Hardcover ☆ johnscyclingdiary º [Read] ➵ The Year of the Flood By Margaret Atwood – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability Adam One the kindly leader of thThe times and species have been changing at a rapid rate and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability Adam One the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life 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 survived R This is one of the most important and necessary novels written in the twenty first century so far It’s relevant it’s powerful and it really is needed Go read it Margaret Atwood ended the world in Oryx and Crake She presented a vision of the future that wasn’t too far removed from where the planet is heading And in a way this book is an answer to such environmental catastrophe Firstly though it’s worth mentioning that this isn’t really a seuel it’s told alongside the events of the first book Atwood presents another vision here a vision of how we can or how we would work towards preventing environmental collapse It’s the very best of speculative fiction because it plays with real world ideas and fears There’s nothing in here that is implausible It’s often marketed as a science fiction novel but I would not uite call it science fiction because it adds nothing that couldn’t one day be real And unlike the harsh scientific solution to world’s problems she delivers in Oryx and Crake the ideas she discusses here are compassionate The Gardeners are humanity’s hope They are a radical green group that advocate living in a way far removed from the customs of standard society Recycling is their religion Reusing is their faith They work towards protecting mother earth in all her glory by minimising humanities impact on it They are a reactionary group reacting against environmental collapse and a lack of resources that dominated the narrative of Oryx and Crake They are vegetarians and they live in their own private commune boycotting consumerism and the pharmaceutical companies that control the population without them ever being aware of it “By covering such barren rooftops with greenery we are doing our small part in the redemption of God’s creation from the decay and sterility that lies all around us and feeding ourselves with unpolluted food into the bargain Some would term our efforts futile but if all were to follow our example what a change would be wrought on our beloved Planet” They believe “the flood” is coming a symbolic collapse in which only the pure will survive in the new world after the old one has been destroyed by man’s selfish ways They have extremely strong beliefs but they are also practical and are willing to relinuish certain elements of their creed when faced with survivalist choices They are not entirely bigoted and their leaders are far cleverer than they initially appear In such a group Atwood presents a counterattack on man’s current ways And when considering the state of the world today the current environment protests by schools in Northern Europe the surge in veganism and vegetarianism and an increased interest in maintaining what’s left of the environment Atwood’s green cult feels very real and in a way a possible answer to the problems we are facing I feel like a group not unlike these could exist one day And Atwood really sympathises with their plight and efforts here It’s a fantastic piece of writing and I’m really intrigued to see exactly what the seuel does MaddAddam Trilogy1 Oryx and Crake 5 stars2 The Year of the Flood 5 stars3 MaddAddam 2 starsYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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En a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high end sex club Scales and Tails and Toby a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible Have others survived? Ren's bioartist friend Amanda? Zeb her eco fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers survivors of the mutual elimination Painball prison? Not to mention the shadowy corrupt policing force of the ruling powe The Year of the Flood is a seuel to her 2003 book Oryx and Crake Those characters arrive here in the back uarter of the book They are both set in a post apocalyptic western nation and explore the implications of many contemporary trends Although I share Atwood’s concern about most of the problem sources she identifies the book did at times feel a bit like a laundry list of the sins of the 20th and 21st centuries Of course some of the dynamics she portrays are eternal battles for power desires for fulfillment personal searches for meaning Atwood works multiple time lines from year 1 to year 25 of the waterless flood a never fully explained disaster that may be the result of viral infection caused by side effects of genetic engineering One can figure it out but look to Oryx and Crake for further understanding I felt that the amount of time dedicated to her characters’ youth made it feel at times like a YA novelHer focus is on a group known as the Gardeners a green organization dedicated to preparing for the coming “flood” by returning to as natural a state as possible recycling wherever possible growing their own food minimizing their impact on the environment But human dynamics being what they are even the greens are not immune to the sins that are a part of human nature And anyone who has been in a political or religious organization of any sort will recognize the sort of nit picking discussions she portrays here I liked the book and would recommend it Don’t expect a masterpiece like Handmaid's Tale but Atwood's alarm signals are worth heeding

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The Year of the FloodRsMeanwhile gene spliced life forms are proliferating the lionlamb blends the Mo'hair sheep with human hair the pigs with human brain tissue As Adam One and his intrepid hemp clad band make their way through this strange new world Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move They can't stay locked awayBy turns dark tender violent thoughtful and uneasily hilarious The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventiv I deleted my review from 6 years ago because I don't think I understood half of what was being spoken about and just got washed away by the public consensus on the book I still think it is great but I am sure I understand it better now and notice some glaring faults with it As a seuel to Oryx and Crake I remember subtle references tying it to the earlier story Now I feel like there is nothing subtle about these references they are so glaringly obvious for example not only Ren but Amanda too dates Jimmy at some point in her life One still doesn't get a clearer picture of what led Glen to his apocalyptic conclusions was there an influence of gardener ideology or just individual agenda and what was Jimmy's designated role in all of this If we look at the plethora of new characters as cameras giving us a different angle view of an event from the last book then I wonder why the book chooses to show us the same scenes instead of delving into all the aspects Jimmy's pov ignored This minor ualm aside the book is brilliant it takes you out of the compound and shows you different parts of the world created by Atwood The world building is astounding and Toby's story is a profoundly moving narrative of grit and survival The gardeners are an interesting bunch to explore The layering of the two perspectives especially when the two characters are around each other create compelling storytelling This is such a well fleshed out world and Atwood is such a deft writer; the reader can rest assured in competent hands taking them on a guided tour through the chaos and dwell on the implications of this waterless flood