The mystery of Snowman is so puzzling and fascinating and the eventual solving of said mystery is compelling. Is he crazy? Is he a god? Does he simply commune with them? Who is this guy?
The story is just…nothing else could have happened, but I never knew how it was going to happen. I couldn’t figure it, couldn’t track Snowman’s memories to his present situation. I really love when that happens.
The story is logical but fantastical, but then again, not really. It’s terrifying and all-too real. We’re simple steps from an outcome like the one posited by Atwood in this book. She brilliantly tracks the not-so-slow denigration of society to a truly horrific outcome.
So weird, too, because I just checked out The Island from the same library (had never seen it) on the same day I checked out The Year of the Flood and (don’t shoot me!) I really enjoyed it (The Island). Michael Bay blah blah blah, I’m not a “fan” of his, but I did like the flick. Interesting premise and really well done, if a BIT!!!!!! over the top, action-wise
Anyway, it seems a theme I was unaware of was asserting itself in my choices.
Again: I love when that happens