The Year of the Flood discussion

We will be discussing The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood at Family Restaurant. It's an Italian restaurant on the south side of Queens Blvd. at the corner of 73rd Rd., a short walk west from the 75th Ave. stop on the E and F trains.

This book is the second in a trilogy; the first is Oryx & Crake and the third is MaddAddam. It is a stand-alone (i.e. you don't have to read the other book to make sense of The Year of the Flood) but of course you can, or you can read a summary here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oryx_and_Crake. Although it was published first, the action of Oryx & Crake and the events in The Year of the Flood is concurrent.

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  • Mindy B

    Excellent discussion

    February 27, 2014

  • Dinah R.

    Great discussion; very intriguing book, although it was difficult to grasp, at first.

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Betty D

    Good discussion!

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • christine c.

    I had to change my RSVP. Woke up feeling terrible. Enjoy the evening!

    February 26, 2014

  • Joe A.

    I am finishing my second novel, having dead lines to meet. Will meet next time.

    February 23, 2014

  • judy

    I struggled with this book too. But I found it so powerful that I am looking forward to the discussion. I have a whole new respect for Atwood.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • JohnO

    I have struggled with this book and decided to give up my spot to someone who may be more interested.

    February 19, 2014

  • Lee

    I just finished Oryx and Crake. I'm glad I read it.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • rosalie f.

    I read a good few of MA's books and even went to a reading of hers at 92nd Street Y about 10-15 years ago --- enjoyed all, including Oryx and Crake, so happy to have the second in the trilogy to now read. A very interesting woman --- check out the recent interview with Charlie Rose!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Stace

    Just started the book. So far, I'm enjoying it.

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Mindy B

    The book was amazing, can't wait for this discussion!!!

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My daughter tells me that this book is a sequel -- actually, the middle book in a trilogy. Has the group read the first book, Oryx & Crake, and will we read the third book, MaddAddam?

    I will opt out of this one. "Speculative" (Other Worlds) fiction isn't really my thing. Have fun.

    January 3, 2014

    • Karen D

      We have not read book one in the trilogy. A member suggested this one and from the reviews I read it stands on its own. But I will let members know that it is the second book in case they want to read the first before diving into this.

      January 4, 2014

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