MaddAddam is the final book in Atwood’s speculative fiction trilogy of the same name. She’s one of my favorite authors and I was highly anticipating the publication of this book (I briefly mentioned this trilogy in a review of another of her books this past summer). I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint! Each of the three books in the trilogy look at roughly the same set of apocalyptic events from the perspectives of different sets of characters. In addition, each book furthers the broader plot, with this final book reaching a satisfying, if somewhat poignant, conclusion. Overall, highly recommended!
The source of the apocalypse in the book is rooted in biological engineering. There are many elements related to this topic, including the brief mention of a video game called “Intestinal Parasites”. What’s interesting though is that someone actually created a real-world version of the game – you can go check it out in the Apple App store. Enjoy!