The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside a sex club, and Toby, barricaded in a luxurious spa, both live through the biological disaster predicted by God's Gardeners, a group dedicated to the melding of science and religion, and, with a handful of other survivors, try to figure out how to live in a new, very different world.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9780307455475
0307455475
Branch Call Number: ATWOOD M
Characteristics: 434 p. ; 21 cm

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clymbon
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.

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karin66
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.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc 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.

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KendraMc
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.

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Yuletide
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.

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herbel
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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