Felixstowe, United Kingdom | Member Since 2010
Having read nearly all his works, and really enjoyed 90% particularly On Green Dolphin Street and Charlotte Grey I sadly found this one off the pace.
No real complaint, 90% complete satisfaction is a target few author hit.
Yes because its range of character from all corner of our current cultural mix here in the UK throws much light on to the fact we all share the same human condition and just respond to it in different ways.
It deals with many layered multicultural and intragenerational relationships which allows one to see so many thing from so many points of view without ever taking sides and saying this is right and that is wrong.
For just 1 reader she got she got so many accents right. This increased my enjoyment.
Welcome to a world where the old certainties have gone.
In my opinion this book " The Year of the Flood" returns Margret Atwood to the genius level she achive in " The Handmaidens Tale" in which she so closely foresaw some of the dangers of the Religious Right long before they became a reality. Here she pose so many Eco question and how they may be handled in an increasingly fratured sociaty. A sociaty we and the finacial crisse are fast building. Much food for thought.
On a pracial level, the destion to have the contents of the "Oral Hymnbook" done in song on the reading/recording adds an aditional level of enjoyment, Thanks to, whoever thought of that.
Great Book great recording.
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