I loved Oryx and Crake so had high hopes. But most of the content occurs before the "big event", not after. So it's more about a near-term futuristic world than a post-apocalyptic one. And the songs are, respectfully, dreadful. There are 6 or 7 of them, and after listening to one I skipped through the rest. Truly awful. In between these and the gratuitously graphic scenes of violence and pornogrpahy was a story-line that compelled me to want to keep listening. But in the end it would have been just as well not to have started.
Loved this book. A wonderful taste of a woman's life in another place and time. We were closer to nature, for better and for worse. Simple pleasures, surpassing joys, fascinating mysteries, mythological answers to life's great questions, surviving and grieving through life's hardships without self-pity. Life was less focused on the self and more focused on the rhythm of life itself. A beautiful opportunity for transformation.
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