4.0 out of 5 stars
Good continuation, but trilogy peaked with Year of the Flood, 1 May 2014
I feel Atwood was simply playing around with some new ideas in the first novel Oryx and Crake, and it wasn't the most satisfying narrative experience. Year of the Flood then really hit the mark for me, the real zenith of the trilogy - a proper engaging story mapped onto the world she'd created. MaddAddam is a very worthwhile continuation of that story, it reveals more details, sub-narratives and back story. But in revealing this it takes some of the mystique away from the original creation, falling into the same trap more conventional sci-fi writers who try to exhaustively explain and catalogue their world in a sort of mythology. Nothing wrong with that, but Atwood, I felt was different. Not the best ending either.
Still a must for readers of the first two.