Wishlist Wednesday

Welcome to Wishlist Wednesday!

The concept is to post about one book from our wish lists that we can’t wait to read. Want to play? Here’s how:

  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Do a post about one book from your wishlist and why you want to read it.
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  • Put a link back to Pen to Paper somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

My Wishlist Wednesday book is:

  MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy #3)

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
(to be released September 2013)

From Goodreads:

Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy — Crake’s one-time friend — recovers from a debilitating fever, it’s left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb.

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.

Is anyone else as excited about this book as I am?

I had no idea a third book was on the way until I stumbled across this on Amazon last week. The first book in the trilogy, Oryx and Crake, is one of my very favorite books. At the time that I read Oryx and Crake, I was under the impression that it was a stand-alone  novel. When The Year of the Flood came out a few years later, I was thrilled. And now — here comes book three!

If you haven’t read Oryx and Crake, I’d say drop everything and get this book! Here’s the Amazon synopsis:

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.

Margaret Atwood is a complicated, challenging, and always engaging writer. Her books require effort, but they’re well worth it. The first two books of this trilogy are science fiction with a dystopian twist  — but with a unique worldview and literary approach. I absolutely cannot wait for MaddAddam!

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18 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday

    • Definitely worth your time! I’m doing a post about The Handmaid’s Tale this Friday, in case you’re interested. 🙂 Her books are all so different, but she’s really brilliant.

    • The Handmaid’s Tale is really a modern classic by now. I remember being blown away by it when I first read it. Thanks for visiting!

  1. I didn’t know that MaddAddam existed until I saw that Margaret Atwood was coming to Ely Cathedral again to promote it! Gutted that I can’t go to the event as it is on the same day as my boyfriend’s cousin’s wedding, which if I didn’t attend I would incur the wrath of his grandma. Disappointment aside, I’m still excited for this and will have to re-read Oryx and Crake and The Year of The Flood to refresh my memory.

    • Oh, so sorry you have to miss Margaret Atwood’s appearance! I suppose skipping out early from the wedding would be a no-no. 🙂 I should look into it and see if she’ll be doing any appearances here! I’ll definitely have to do a re-read before September, at least of Year of the Flood (although my daughter is in the middle of it now — maybe she can just give me a detailed synopsis!)

  2. Wow, the whole series sound really fantastic! I never heard about one before but I’ll look forward about this series. I hope you’ll get this book soon.
    Great pick this week and thank you for visiting my blog =)

  3. I haven’t heard of this one, but it sounds unique and creative! I just picked up The Handmaiden’s Tale recently and can’t wait to read that one. I hope you get this new one soon!

    Thanks for stopping by my WW!

    • It’s terrific! I’m not sure if the author planned it as a series from the start. My impression was that Oryx & Crake was originally supposed to be a stand-alone — so I was very pleasantly surprised when I heard there would be more.

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