Oryx is the best character I’ve ever read. I find myself absolutely fascinated with her. Her personality, her past, it was all so murky and elusive, and yet I can’t help feeling like she was truly someone special. Someone that, if things had gone differently, could have made the world a much brighter place. Oryx and Crake is an amazing book. I recommend it to almost everyone I meet because the intensity of the plot, the realism of the world, and the expertise of the writer is astounding. Margaret Atwood has been my favourite author since I was forced to read Cat’s Eye in high school and absolutely hated it until I started writing my essay about it. The more I unraveled the book and analyzed it, the better it got. The same goes for Oryx and Crake. It’s a book that makes you think about things and opens your eyes to new ideas and thoughts, not just about the story itself, but about the world around us. I’m greedy for more and can’t wait for the third book to be released. All of the characters are so flawed and wonderful.