Maddaddam by Margaret AtwoodMaddaddam by Margaret Atwood

Maddaddam

byMargaret Atwood

Paperback | August 12, 2014

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"The trilogy may be her crowning achievement, a suite of books that ranks among the most important work produced by a writer from Canada, or any country, this century, and a narrative that will likely be remembered as her defining contribution to literature. Despite the fact the novel is set in a post-apocalyptic future, it is a very funny book. Maybe when the world ends all one can do is laugh." National Post 
   
In this #1 national bestseller and international bestseller, Margaret Atwood brings together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood for the thrilling conclusion to her speculative fiction trilogy, which confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community and love. Combining adventure, humour, romance, superb storytelling and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. A ...
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Title:MaddaddamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.95 × 5.17 × 0.89 inPublished:August 12, 2014Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Series A great book in a great series.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great ending great ending to a wonderful trilogy
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I loved the first two books and this one did not disappoint. Great ending to a beautifully written trilogy!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great end to the series I have a soft spot for dystopian literature, and I think it was Margaret Atwood that started that. This one doesn't disappoint; the whole trilogy is engaging and disturbing and witty and true in the way that I have come to expect from her writing. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Glad she finished it Finally we get the conclusion to this series!
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A beautiful ending to a fantastic trilogy. I didn't love the first 1/3 of this book, and the perspective/time jumps at varying points throughout were confusing, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The story certainly picks up as it goes along. Margaret Atwood writes dystopian/speculative fiction like nobody else.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good finale I think I liked this book best in the Maddaddam trilogy, but I'm not sure it works as a stand-alone book.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great End to a Fascinating Trilogy There are bits that seem to drag, but then the payoff for getting through is well worth the endeavour. Great end to an excellent series.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT One of my all time favourite dystopian series, it really immerses you in the future! Loved it!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good ending I really loved the first and second book of this trilogy, and this one was good too. I didn't enjoy it as much as the others, but it was still good. I think I may need to re-read it, like I've done with the others.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ending to a great trilogy! I think that this book was probably my least favourite of the trilogy; however, I still enjoyed it immensely. I enjoyed how this book joined together everything and everyone we met in the previous books. I found it was a bit slow at times, but other times I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first two... I really liked the perspective The ayers of the Flood was written from so I decided to continue with the series. Unfortunately the first book is the best one. St least the story is gripping enough to get you through the entire trilogy though.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ending to Trilogy Just like the first two books in this trilogy I could not put this book down until I finished. Love Margaret Atwoods books.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Less awesome than the first one, about on par with the second one.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read! I had to read this book for a university class so I initially wasn't too excited about it. Once I got into it though, I loved it and even bought the next book in the series. It's well written, the plot is unique and interesting, it's funny, captivating and overall something I would recommend!
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Maddadam Wonderful conclusion to a thoroughly enjoyable series. The narrative style and the changing voices reveal the best of human nature and allow the reader to rise above the brutality of the story and believe there is hope for a better future.
Date published: 2015-03-15

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE ORION BOOK AWARDFINALIST FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARDFINALIST FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS SCIENCE FICTION AWARDA New York Times Notable Book  A Washington Post Notable Book A Globe and Mail Best Book “The MaddAddam trilogy is, at its heart, a love letter to literature.” The Globe and Mail  “Atwood crafts a complex plot that weaves back and forth from the past to the future, yet the narrative momentum never abates.” National Post"Atwood brings her cunning, impish, and bracing speculative trilogy to a gritty, stirring and resonant conclusion.... Atwood is ascendant, from her resilient characters to the feverishly suspenseful plot.... The coruscating finale is an ingenious, cautionary trilogy of hubris, fortitude, wisdom, love, and life's grand obstinacy."  Booklist (STARRED REVIEW) "Unpredictably chilling and hilarious.... The novel holds a shrewd mirror to our possible future." Bookseller  “Weaving adventure, romance, imagination, wit, and incredible world-building, Atwood has created a terrifying future and a compelling end to her tale.” Zoomer