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Old 03-12-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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I read a lot, and I like "dystopian fiction," but Ive never read Margaret Atwood. Could Atwood admirers please recommend some of your favorites, or a few to start with?

This plot looks intriguing: Oryx and Crake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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I read a lot, and I like "dystopian fiction," but Ive never read Margaret Atwood. Could Atwood admirers please recommend some of your favorites, or a few to start with?

This plot looks intriguing: Oryx and Crake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I've only read one Atwood--A Handmaid's Tale--but it convinced me fully of her talents. Enthusiastic recommendation for that one.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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I also recommend the Handmaid's Tale....
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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Margaret Atwood is pretty good. You could probably pick anything by her and be happy with it. I enjoyed Year of the Flood, Blind Assassin, Alias Grace, and the Handmaiden's Tale.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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Thanks, guys! I'll try Handmaiden's Tale first.

treeluvr, in what order would you recommend the other two, after HT?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Cat's Eye was my favorite.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Huuuuge Atwood fan here.

Since you like dystopian fiction,The Handmaid's Tale is a natural place to start.

Since Oryx and Crake piqued your intrest, you might also start there, followed by The Year of the Flood.

The Blind Assassin isn't dystopian, but had a neat-o sci-fi twist. I enjoyed it.

Happy reading!
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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I recently read Oryx and Crake. Very interesting. I liked it much better than Handmaid's Tale.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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I would describe A Handmaid's Tale, in one sentence, as what we would see if America's Taliban had their way. Very depressing and Orwellian.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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I recently read Oryx and Crake. Very interesting. I liked it much better than Handmaid's Tale.
Having read both, I couldn't pick a favorite. I really enjoyed both and think they both stand on their own merits. Oryx & Crake and Handmaid's Tale explore two different dystopian worlds branching out from things that effect us today in the real world. I highly recommend both.
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