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Banned Book Review: Oryx and Crake

Updated: Jul 31, 2023


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BANNED BOOK REVIEW BY A CITIZEN OF LARAMIE COUNTY-

Oryx and Crake


Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Reviewed by: Lindsey Hanlon, Cheyenne, WY

A speculative take on the future consequences of corporate dominance, toxic masculinity, and scientific overreach. Oryx and Crake can be disturbing in all of the best ways, asking us to think seriously about what happens when we entrust our future into the hands of companies and charismatic men. I think that especially in the wake of a real-life pandemic, it asks important questions about what we choose to prioritize in society and in humanity. If you liked this book, I would recommend Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Girl with All the Gifts by Mike Carey, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

 

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