abookmom (abookmom) wrote in thebookgroup,

Oryx and Crake

Page 41 : "But even a castaway assumes a future reader, someone who'll come along later and find his bones and his ledger, and learn his fate. Snowman can make no such assumptions: he'll have no future reader, because the Crakers can't read. Any reader he can possibly imagine is in the past."

Wasn't his a fascinating read? How fun it would be to have a conversation about the future with Atwood--she is so brilliant and must be such a worrier. I thought it was interesting on page 248, when Jimmy decided to take the name Snowman, to forget the past and "Exist only in the present without guilt or expectation. As the Crakers did."

Did anyone else wonder about Oryx? I wanted to know more about her.

If you enjoyed this book, be sure to read Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." I actually like everything I've read of hers except "The Blind Assassin."
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