IniciGrupsConversesExplora
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

Oryx and Crake (2003)

de Margaret Atwood

Altres autors: Mira la secció altres autors.

Sèrie: MaddAddam Trilogy (1)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses / Mencions
16,100516292 (3.95)2 / 1190
Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey-with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake-through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.… (més)
Afegit fa poc perAri-ElmeriH, JudyGibson, ecamarca, biblioteca privada, angiegneuron, Arina6000, gg1032
  1. 271
    Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited de Aldous Huxley (daby)
  2. 242
    Fahrenheit 451 de Ray Bradbury (andja)
  3. 191
    The Handmaid's Tale de Margaret Atwood (smiteme)
  4. 193
    L'any del diluvi de Margaret Atwood (haeji, lahni)
  5. 141
    Never Let Me Go de Kazuo Ishiguro (readerbabe1984)
  6. 196
    La carretera de Cormac McCarthy (goodiegoodie)
  7. 154
    Senyor de les mosques de William Golding (PghDragonMan)
  8. 91
    A Canticle for Leibowitz de Walter M. Miller Jr. (Oct326, goodiegoodie)
    Oct326: Both post-apocalyptic novels, Atwood's one is satyric and sarcastic, and skilfully projects some trends of current society in a not-too-far future, suggesting that they can lead us to catastrophe; while Miller's one is very sad, even tragic, deeply pessimistic about humanity, which it describes as inherently stupid and evil, and inevitably bound to repeat its mistakes and destroy itself.… (més)
  9. 102
    The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition de Stephen King (PghDragonMan)
    PghDragonMan: What happens when the experiment is unleashed?
  10. 70
    1984 de George Orwell (Valari2)
    Valari2: It's another take of where the future might take us.
  11. 60
    L'Illa del Doctor Moreau de H. G. Wells (mcenroeucsb)
  12. 50
    Nosaltres de Yevgeny Zamyatin (themephi)
  13. 30
    Memory of Water de Emmi Itäranta (amsee)
  14. 41
    MaddAddam de Margaret Atwood (Philosofiction)
  15. 31
    Pure de Julianna Baggott (eenerd)
  16. 20
    Make Room! Make Room! de Harry Harrison (schmindie_kid)
  17. 21
    The Testament of Jessie Lamb de Jane Rogers (wonderlake)
  18. 10
    The Children of Men de P. D. James (sturlington)
  19. 10
    Far North de Marcel Theroux (julie10reads)
  20. 11
    The Companions de Sheri S. Tepper (espertus)

(Mira totes les recomanacions 31)

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

» Mira també 1190 mencions

Anglès (502)  Suec (3)  Castellà (3)  Finès (2)  Alemany (2)  Neerlandès (2)  Danès (1)  Noruec (1)  Totes les llengües (516)
Es mostren 1-5 de 516 (següent | mostra-les totes)
I found it to be masterful storytelling, and from the publisher's blurbs in the back matter I can see I have much more Attwood in my future. Alas, most of the other books listed seem to be dystopias (as this one is). I'd love to see her write something more hopeful. ( )
  JudyGibson | Jan 26, 2023 |
It was hard to put a star rating to this book because the writing was excellent and the premise fantastic but I was mostly bored throughout. I can't even put my finger on why I wasn't engaged but I wasn't. It's a shame, too, because craft-wise it's really quite good. ( )
  sgwordy | Dec 31, 2022 |
Atwood is a masterful storyteller. I loved Snowman and I enjoyed the way the narrative slowly divulged the details that lead to the present day. I was hooked from the beginning. ( )
  TRBurns76 | Dec 27, 2022 |
The trouble with Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction is that you can see that it could happen. While her scenario in this seems provocative, the tale of how Jimmy/Snowman arrives in this predicament is entirely logical and doesn't need a massive leap of faith anywhere. It manages to be chilling and yet leaves you with a degree of hope in the end.
Trying to describe this further is futile. it's excellent, read it. ( )
  Helenliz | Dec 9, 2022 |
I really liked this book. I really like Atwood's style, and the way she gives things to you a little bit at a time until everything finally becomes clear at the end.

I also liked the many different issues explores on this book - the obvious ones of playing God with genetics and survival, but also the underlying issues of love, loss, and what it means to be human. Are the Crakers human? Can you take from them everything Crake did and still call them that? And is it better to suffer and be human, or to have that suffering taken away, and with it all the beauties that come from suffering in literature and the arts? Interesting thoughts raises on the importance of arts and words as well. Crake seems to scoff at their importance, but when it comes to the end, it's a words man he chooses as his Moses. Lots of interesting things to think about. ( )
  Anniik | Nov 26, 2022 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 516 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Oryx and Crake is a piece of dystopian fiction written from the point of Snowman (known as Jimmy in his former life) – the last human left on Earth. At least, he believes he’s the last human left on Earth until the end of the book.

I found the parts of the book describing Snowman’s journey to Paradice (the dome in the compound where Crake did his work) to be a lot less interesting than his recollections of his previous life as Jimmy. I loved reading about how Jimmy and Crake met, the little signs that Crake gave off as to what he might be planning and the direction his thoughts might take in the future (though Jimmy didn’t recognize these until it was too late), etc.

Crake is really the star of the show in this book in my mind – Jimmy simply acts as a vessel for us to learn about a character who is dead and who therefore cannot teach us about himself.

Snowman’s adventures in real time seem almost pointless to me. Why not dedicate the whole book to Jimmy’s friendship with Crake, with just a bit of general explanation as to what’s going on now? I think the present would have been much more interesting if the Crakers were explored more than Jimmy’s struggle to survive and come to grips with what Crake had done.

On the whole, however, I thought it was a great book.
 
Set sometime in the future, this post-apocalyptic novel takes scientific research in the hands of madmen to its logical and frightening conclusion. Inspiring readers to pay more attention to the world around them, Atwood offers cautionary notes about the environment, bioengineering, the sacrifice of civil liberties, and the possible loss of those human values which make life more than just a physical experience. As the novel opens, some catastrophe has occurred, effectively wiping out human life. Only one lonely survivor and a handful of genetically altered humanoids remain, and they are slowly starving as they try to adjust to their changed circumstances.
afegit per stephmo | editaMostly Fiction, Mary Whipple (May 28, 2004)
 
In Margaret Atwood's first attempt at writing a novel, the main character was an ant swept downriver on a raft. She abandoned that book after the opening scene and became caught up in other activities, which she has described as ''sissy stuff like knitting and dresses and stuffed bunnies.'' That certainly does not sound like Ms. Atwood, who is known for the boldness of her fiction. Of course she was only 7 at the time.
afegit per stephmo | editaNew York Times, Mel Gussow (Jun 24, 2003)
 
Margaret Atwood has always taken a jaundiced view of human nature. Back when her mordant observations about marriage and other relations between the sexes had her marked down as a feminist, she took pains to fire off several novels in a row featuring weak, manipulative, dishonest and outright bad women, partly to prove that her skepticism was distributed fairly. She has always been of the opinion that people are a mixed bag of the occasionally decent and the frequently mendacious and that there's not much anyone can do to change that fact.
afegit per stephmo | editaSalon.com, Laura Miller (May 27, 2003)
 
Genetic tinkering. Rampant profiteering. A deadly virus that sweeps the globe. Are these last Tuesday's headlines or our future?

In Margaret Atwood's novel Oryx and Crake, the answer is both. For Atwood, our future is the catastrophic sum of our oversights. It's a depressing view, saved only by Atwood's biting, black humor and absorbing storytelling.
afegit per stephmo | editaUSA Today, Jackie Pray (May 26, 2003)
 

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (35 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Atwood, Margaretautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Chancer, JohnNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Davids, TinkeTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Drews, KristiinaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Richardson, C.S.Dissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Scott, CampbellNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Informació del coneixement compartit en italià. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
I could perhaps like others have astonished you
with strange improbable tales; but I rather chose
to relate plain matters of fact in the simplest
manner and style; because my principal design
was to inform you, and not to amuse you.
— Jonathan Swift,
Gulliver’s Travels
Was there no safety? No learning by heart of
the ways of the world? No guide, no shelter,
but all was miracle and leaping from the
pinnacle of a tower into the air?
— Virginia Woolf,
To the Lighthouse
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
For my family
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Snowman wakes before dawn.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
“I am not my childhood,” Snowman says out loud. — 4: Hammer ~ 68
“Your friend is intellectually honorable,” Jimmy’s mother would say. “He doesn’t lie to himself.”
— 4: Crake ~ 69
“Jimmy, Jimmy,” said Crake. “Not everything has a point.” — 4: Crake ~ 70
If he wants to be an asshole it’s a free country. Millions before him have made the same life choice.
— 4: Crake ~ 72
When did the body first set out on its own adventures? Snowman thinks; after having ditched its old travelling companions, the mind and the soul, for whom it had once been considered a mere corrupt vessel or else a puppet acting out their dramas for them, or else bad company, leading the other two astray. — 4: Brainfrizz ~ 85
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (2)

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey-with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake-through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.95)
0.5 5
1 82
1.5 12
2 204
2.5 47
3 796
3.5 260
4 1858
4.5 233
5 1338

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 182,781,352 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible