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Margaret Atwood: The Year of the Flood

Nobody can write postapocalyptic future fiction like Margaret Atwood. This latest novel covers the same time period as 'Oryx and Crake', and extends beyond it. The setting is an unnamed city - presumably in Canada - in a future dominated by powerful corporations and genetically engineered animals. A plague has wiped out most of humanity, leaving only a few survivors - most of whom were members of the Christain-ecological cult, God's Gardeners. The novel tells the story of two survivors; their histories with the Gardeners, and the trials and tribulations of their existence post-plague.

The Year of the Flood The Year of the Flood

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really sorry I can't make it, was looking forward to my first meetup but come home from work feeling ill so going to give it a miss. Look forward to next month

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cannot make it tonight :( ... See u next time!!

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm about halfway through this, let myself fall behind. Might not be able to finish it by tomorrow. If I do manage it then I'll come but if not then there seems little point in me coming, won't be able to contribute fully and I'd be spoiled for the book I'm still reading. I'll definitely come to the next one, whatever the book is.

    March 24, 2013

    • Catherine K.

      Thanks for letting us know Robert, we'll hopefully see you later, but if not then next time.

      March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops looks like I joined a little late for this one. Shame as I love a good post-apocalypse tale. Hope to get involved for the next one though!

    March 24, 2013

  • Cristina R

    Still 200 and odd pages to go...yikes. See you all on Monday.

    March 20, 2013

    • Alister M.

      Have to say I was like this on Sunday then managed all two hundred in one epic sitting!

      1 · March 21, 2013

    • Laura

      Me too Alister, didn't seem to be making progress, then suddenly it was finished!

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to this group. Do you anounce the next book to people who didn't attend the last meetup?

    March 19, 2013

    • Catherine K.

      Yes,Kerry. We'll decide the new book on Monday, and you'll get an email alert taking you to the page. Then we look forward to seeing you next month!

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but I'm going to have to miss this one too - see you all in April, hopefully!

    March 19, 2013

  • Laura

    Hi guys, I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend the meet on Monday after all, I had my PhD viva exam yesterday so was busy panicking and cramming! I did read the book though and loved and hated it in equal measures so hopefully someone will indulge me and let me roll over a conversation to the next meet up! I've picked up the book for March and it looks very interesting indeed. Looking forward to finally meeting you all soon. Laura :-)

    February 28, 2013

    • Catherine K.

      We look fwd to meeting you too Laura. The Hemingway book split the group too into lovers and haters. Hope the viva went ok, see you next time :-)

      March 1, 2013

  • Natalie A.

    Yes I hope so! I wouldn't worry Robert, we're a friendly bunch and everyone's thoughts are welcome - whether you're a literature professor or a baker :-)

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I'll come to this if that's ok, not sure how well I can discuss and critique a book but I suppose everyone starts somewhere. Should I read "Oryx and Crake" first or are they independent but with some references to each other?

    February 26, 2013

    • Alister M.

      I think they can be read independently, otherwise I have a lot of reading to do before the next meet up!

      February 27, 2013

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