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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Margaret Atwood talks about her new novel, MaddAddam, the conclusion to her dystopian trilogy. The story picks up months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity.
Oops, Children of Men was P.D. James, I always confuse them. The Handmaid's Tale - so Biblical, Mary is the Handmaid- 'I am the handmaid of the Lord, may it be done to me as you say'. I wonder about Margaret Atwood's use of the Bible in her novels (indirection?).
NYC bee's honey is more "pure" ? I don't know about that ... I often see them buzzing around and lapping up the soda from discarded soda cans in the garbage.... coke and mountain dew honey anyone?
'MaddAddam' is wonderful, in one word capturing the theological ideas of the anger and irrationality and yet even funniness - if it wasn't so tragic - of fallen and sinful man, that we see played out now in world affairs. (And the play on 'madam' implies that part of the problem might be sexual ethics.)
I really liked 'The Children of Men', and found it pro-life. I wonder how much Ms. Atwood writes with an eye to comment on current world problems, the title here sounds very timely.
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