Van has finished reading—Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood

3 Oct

Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood


They’re just words. I checked them, all of them; honest-to-goodness words. It’s just that Atwood has done something to them. It’s their combination that is the key, the way they are spliced. It must be. They lift off the page, in places become another thing entirely; a miasmic thread of interest; an image; an emotion.

  The story itself is one thing, but when words, mere words, can do that, can move you to sit back and admire their juxtaposition, well, that’s a skill indeed!



2 Responses to “Van has finished reading—Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood”


  1. Van has finished reading…The Chimes by Anna Smaill | vanisreading - 13/01/2016

    […] we feel his abandoned state. I got that tingle and already I was thinking about Margaret Atwood’s Oryx And Crake (you know how much I love the opening of that book, right?). By the time I reached the end of the […]

  2. Van has finished reading… The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood | vanisreading - 11/04/2017

    […] what thorns! I guess when you’ve done Dystopia, and done it as well as Atwood, and as often, you really do need to up the game in some department. I could almost believe this is […]

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