Hey guys! This week is flying by and I am exhausted already! Anyone mind if I just hibernate?!
Anyway, as I’m actually a 20-something grandma, I’ve put my pyjamas on after work and I’m gonna crack out a What Are You Reading Wednesday before The Apprentice!
We’ve been doing this a few weeks now so I won’t explain how it all works here, but if you’re new and want to find out how and get involved, check out my first What Are You Reading Wednesday post for a full rundown of what it’s all about! 🙂
My current read
I’m in a funny situation at the moment – I finished my last read, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, last night five minutes before sleeping, so I’m not actually reading anything at the moment until I select a new book to start later…but I did start the audio book of Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood a few days ago, so I’ll talk about that.
Since I’m only on about chapter 3, and also because it’s quite weird and hard to describe, I’m going to paste the Goodreads blurb below to explain what it’s about!
“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.”
Why did you decide to pick up the book – cover or content?
Content more than anything. I had a credit on Audible and nothing immediately sprang to mind, but I spotted Oryx and Crake and remembered my friend Ann, of Ann Reads Them, recommending it, so I figured it was a good punt! If I were judging only by the cover, I would have guessed it was going to be a Watership Down kind of book, but I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be!
Who’s your favourite character so far, and why?
To be honest, I’ve only really met The Snowman and his former self so far. I’m liking him though. He seems a little bit jaded and cynical, but with a good heart.
Will you finish this one?
I don’t know at this point. I think so, as it’s drawn me in, so I can’t see me abandoning it unless it takes a very strange turn of some sort!
This book reminds me of…
Haruki Murakami! Which, in turn, reminds me of Ann – who led me to this book! It’s all a big circle, really! I think it’s the vivid descriptions and kind of harsh way some of the characters think. It reminded me of Murakami’s magical realism.
What kind of read is this? (slow but interesting, can’t put it down…)
At the moment, more of the former, but I’m not very far in so it may change!
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