Tuesday December 1, 2020

Atwood paints a bleak future imperfect

MaddAdam by Margaret Atwood. Bloomsbury, €23.90. Reviewed by Sara Keating.

31st August, 2013
Margaret Atwood's new novel is ambitious, but sometimes too concerned with its own cleverness. Photo: Getty

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When Margaret Atwood's Oryx And Crake was published in 2003, few of her fans were surprised to see the Canadian writer make a clear shift towards science fiction. The bleak dystopian future that she imagined in the book certainly echoed the tone of her earlier novels. Since the publication of Surfacing in 1972, the Canadian writer - who will read at the Mountains to Sea festival in Dublin on September 3 - had shown...

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