MaddAddam Summary

From the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

In this final volume of the internationally celebrated MaddAddam trilogy, the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of the population. Toby is part of a small band of survivors, along with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth.

As Toby explains their origins to the curious Crakers, her tales cohere into a luminous oral history that sets down humanity’s past—and points toward its future. Blending action, humor, romance, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddamis vintage Atwood—a moving and dramatic conclusion to her epic work of speculative fiction.

A New York Times Notable Book
Washington Post Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

Book Reviews


Interesting series4 star

It took a while for me to get into this series but once I got there I could have really see what she is getting at. That big corps are controlling the government and our lives. Recommend.45


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Incredible5 star

This final book in the trilogy was incredible. Although I didn't want to story to end, the ending was perfect55

Marcos El Malo

Margaret Atwood: Great Writer or Greatest Writer5 star

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.55


Worth the wait5 star

I couldn't put it down, but also didn't want it to end. This has replaced Oryx and Crake as my favorite book.55


Great end to a great series5 star

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.55


Good stuff5 star

Great finale to the series55

Other Books by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale


The Handmaid's Tale
4.5     6047
The Testaments


The Testaments
4.5     2604
Oryx and Crake


Oryx and Crake
4     482
The Year of the Flood


The Year of the Flood
4.5     301

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