The Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood

22 04 2010

The Year of the Flood is another triumph for Margaret Atwood.  Atwood is a great writer, she understands language, suspense, mystery and how to weave a story that will lead on down the path to its conclusion and leave you wanting more.

It has been many years since I read one of her books even though The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favorite novels of all time.  This novel like The Year of the Flood was a serious social commentary written as science fiction.

I was so taken with the characters and the story that I am going to have to go and read Oryx and Crake an earlier book that mentions some of these characters and see how their stories were developed.

This book certainly brought me back to being a reader of Atwood’s books, I would recommend it to anyone that wants entertainment with a good dose of conscience and sense.

This book was borrowed from the library.