"Atwood has brought the previous two books together in a fitting and joyous conclusion that's an epic not only of an imagined future but of our own past, an exposition of how oral storytelling traditions led to written ones and ultimately to our sense of origin ... Atwood's prose miraculously balances humor, outrage and beauty. A simple description becomes both chilling and sublime ... In so much genre fiction, language is sacrificed to plot and invention. It's a pleasure to read a futuristic novel whose celebration of beauty extends to the words themselves." --"The New York Times Book Review
"Thoughtful, sardonic, and full of touches that almost resemble a fairy tale, "MaddAddam "will stick with you long after you've put it down. It's an apocalypse story about new life, and a condemnation of humanity that ends, however uneasily, with a celebration of it." --NPR
""MaddAddam" is sharp, witty and strong enough to stand alone ... Peppered with witty neologisms, Atwood's character-driven novel is terrific precisely because of close attention to detail, to voice, to what's in the hearts of these people: love, loss, the need to keep on keeping on, no matter what ... [T]his novel sings." --"Miami Herald"
"[S]ardonically funny ... [Atwood] certainly has the tone exactly right, both for the linguistic hypocrisy that can disguise any kind of catastrophe, and for the contemptuous dismissal of those who point to disaster ... "MaddAddam "is at once a pre- and a post-apocalypse story." --"The Wall Street Journal
""[T]here is something funny, even endearing, about such a dark and desperate view of a future -- a ravaged world emerging from alarmingly familiar trends -- that is so jam-packed with the gifts of imagination, invention, intelligence and joy. There may be some hope for us yet." --"Minneapolis Star Tribune
""Margaret Atwood continues to flourish as she approaches her fifth decade of publication ... A thrilling and enchanting -- funny, sad, clever, audacious -- tale of grumpy, deflated, and perilous post-apocalyptic times, year 0.6." --"The Vancouver Sun
"[T]he imaginative universe Atwood has created in these books is huge ... It's a dystopia, but it's still fun ... Atwood doesn't just ask what if, she raises an eyebrow and says, See where we're going? Yet she's not a pessimist: She's invented a future large enough to include, after the end of the world, people falling in love." --"Los Angeles Times
"This unsentimental narrative exposes the heart of human creativity as well as our self-destructive darkness ... "MaddAddam" is fueled with edgy humor, sardonic twists, hilarious coincidences." --"Boston Globe"
"The final entry in Atwood's brilliant MaddAddam trilogy roils with spectacular and furious satire ... Her vision is as affirming as it is cautionary, and the conclusion of this remarkable trilogy leaves us not with a sense of despair at mankind's failings but with a sense of awe at humanity's barely explored potential to evolve." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review
"Ten years after "Oryx & Crake" rocked readers the world over, Atwood brings her cunning, impish, and bracing speculative trilogy--following "The Year of the Flood"--to a gritty, stirring, and resonant conclusion ... Atwood is ascendant, from her resilient characters to the feverishly suspenseful plot involving battles, spying, cyberhacking, murder, and sexual tension ... The coruscating finale in an ingenious, cautionary trilogy of hubris, fortitude, wisdom, love, and life's grand obstinacy." --"Booklist
""[T]ense and exciting ... "MaddAddam" is an extraordinary achievement ... Atwood's body of work will last precisely because she has told us about ourselves. It is not always a pretty picture, but it is true for all that." --"The Independent" (UK)
"["MaddAddam"] deploys its author's trademark cool, omniscient satire, but adds to that a real sense of engagement with a fallen world. Atwood has created something reminiscent of Shakespeare's late comedies; her wit and dark humour combine with a compassionate tenderness towards struggling human beings." --"The Independent" (UK)show more