Friday, 23 August 2013
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood ~ Abbey's Bookseller Pick
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- It's taken a couple of years but the final book in the trilogy is here, that ties up the events of Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood – and it was worth the wait!
It starts from the point where the second book left off, but as with the other books, moves between the present and the past quite smoothly. In this volume, Toby, ex-God's Gardener who has survived the plague released by Crake upon the world, is the main narrator. She finds herself telling to the neo-human Crakers, the stories Zeb has told her. As the survivors of the plague work out the ways to live in the transformed world and also how to combat the evil inadvertently released, Toby and Zeb's stories intertwine.
A lot more complicated to review than to read, Maddaddam is a wonderfully constructed novel, full of surprisingly light touches (Toby's bedtime stories to the child-like Crakers can be very funny), gripping story-lines, imaginative wordplay and a plausible world future that may not be so very far away… Fabulous stuff!
~ Lindy Jones (ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year 2011)
Available at Abbey's (131 York Street Sydney) ~ An Aladdin's cave for readers