MaddAddam (Paperback)
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MaddAddam (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 07/08/2014
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Toby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the earth, is telling stories. Stories left over from the old world, and stories that will determine a new one. Listening hard is young Blackbeard, one of the innocent Crakers, the species designed to replace humanity. Their reluctant prophet, Jimmy-the-Snowman, is in a coma, so they've chosen a new hero - Zeb, the street-smart man Toby loves. As clever Pigoons attack their fragile garden and malevolent Painballers scheme, the small band of survivors will need more than stories.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844087877
Number of pages: 496
Dimensions: 127 x 199 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A fierce, learned intelligence . . . MaddAddam is a wild ride * Guardian *
Mordant satire, deadpan wit and verbal brio sizzle through this concluding book in Atwood's global disaster trilogy * Sunday Times *
[Atwood's] vivid wit and essential humanity make MaddAddam an invigorating read. A fitting conclusion to a genre-defying series * Mail on Sunday *
Moving, but also very funny . . . MaddAddam is an extraordinary achievement * Independent on Sunday *
A fierce, learned intelligence . . . MaddAddam is a wild ride . . . great fun * Guardian *
Atwood has brought the previous two books together in a fitting and joyous conclusion . . . Atwood's prose miraculously balances humor, outrage and beauty . . . This finale to Atwood's ingenious trilogy lights a fire from the fears of our age, then douses it with hope for the planet's survival * New York Times *
There are few writers able to create a world so fiercely engaging, so funny, so teeming - ironically - with life. MaddAddam is ultimately a paean to the enduring powers of myth and story, and like the sharpest futuristic visions, it's really all about the here and now * Daily Mail *
This final volume deploys its author's trademark cool, omniscient satire, but adds to that a real sense of engagement with a fallen world. Atwood has created something reminiscent of Shakespeare's late comedies; her wit and dark humour combine with a compassionate tenderness towards struggling human beings . . . Since almost everything in the world has been broken or has broken down, the novels' form, whirling as brilliantly as the bits of glass in a kaleidoscope, or the pixels in a complex computer game, seems simply to replicate that chaos. However, behind the apparent disorder Atwood the conjuror remains in firm control, juggling her narrative techniques with postmodern glee * Independent *
A haunting, restless triumph . . . A writer of virtuoso diversity, with an imagination that responds as keenly to scientific concerns as it does to the literary heritage in which she is steeped . . . A dystopia over which Atwood sets swirling a glitterball of different kinds of fiction * Sunday Times *
It may have been a decade in the making, but it has been well worth the wait . . . Margaret Atwood not only completes one of the most harrowing visions of a near-future dystopia in recent fiction, but lures us even further into new zones of existential terror * The Times *

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“Brilliant”

MaddAddam continues the story that Atwood first began in Oryx and Crake. Unlike it’s ‘sister’ book, The Year of the Flood, which ran alongside Oryx and Crake, the same world, the same timeframe, but different... More

Hardback edition
16th June 2013
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“What a brilliant story!”

It makes me wonder why I didn't read the first 2 episodes. However Maddaddam works well as a stand-alone novel and any catch-up information in incorporated seamlessly into the story. This science fiction... More

Hardback edition
13th November 2013
Helpful? Upvote 48

“Atwood at her best”

I felt that this was a brilliant conclusion to Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy. Like the previous two books, it was a well-paced, gripping read, with plausible, thought-provoking themes. The transitions between the... More

Paperback edition
5th September 2014
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