MaddAddam - Margaret Atwood


Author: Margaret Atwood

  • Publication Date: 2013-09-03
  • Category: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 191 Ratings)


Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.

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, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb.

Zeb has been searching for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of MaddAddam is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge.

Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood—a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.


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  • Excellent conclusion to a great trilogy.

    By Aliya Weise
    I wouldn't want to say much for fear of spoiling what is a great adventure in both thought and story. The books that form this trilogy are wonderful. I highly recommend reading them.
  • Incredible

    By Pigglz
    This final book in the trilogy was incredible. Although I didn't want to story to end, the ending was perfect
  • Margaret Atwood: Great Writer or Greatest Writer

    By Marcos El Malo
    Even with such high expectations for the this, the third (and final?) book of the series, Atwood manages to astound and surprise. Amusing and dark by turns, this compelling post apocalyptic yarn is filled with deft touches, little gemlike jokes, and overall loveliness.
  • Worth the wait

    By Puckspazz
    I couldn't put it down, but also didn't want it to end. This has replaced Oryx and Crake as my favorite book.
  • Great end to a great series

    By GipsyPlis
    I appreciate the section at the beginning that reminds you of the previous books, as it has been a while since I read the others. The trilogy is amazing not only for its vivid characters and semi-realistic storyline, but also for the strange alliances formed and the creativity of the survivors. The scientists are very well written, as a scientist myself I have had some similar conversations as the ones in this story. Reading this book has been a tense pleasure.
  • Good stuff

    By joetoemoe
    Great finale to the series