Excellent — 7 years ago
Oryx and Crake is very thought provoking. Read it after reading ‘Short history of progress’ and the impact of the novel is felt keenly.
Simply put, the novel is about a future (very probable future in my opinion) where society is organized explicitly into classes with the rich having access to genetic manupulation, etc. to become even better and richer.
The book is sickening because it ties together many of the vices of us humans. And in the end, these vices prove to almost destroy us.
If nothing else, I hope this book will make you realize how precarious our situation in this world really is.