Recommended by a Librarian: Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood

The Recommending Librarian this week is: Sarah Watters

What are you recommending?

My recommendation is Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.

Why have you recommended it?

Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite writers ever. The obsession started when I read The Handmaid’s Tale as part of my English Literature ‘A’ Level many years ago. I adore dystopian literature, and this, for me, this is dystopia at it’s very best. Atwood has created an eerie world that we learn about through the fantastic Snowman, seemingly the only human survivor of the apocalypse.

If you’ve enjoyed Hunger Games, Matched or any other YA dystopia and you want more of a challenge I would recommend you give this a try. The best part it, it’s part of a trilogy, and there’s a TV show currently in production, so something to look forward to when you’ve read the books.

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