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The Year of the Flood; standalone or...


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I recently acquired Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood, the sequel to Oryx & Crake which is one of my all-time favourite books.

My question is this:

Will it be necessary to reread Oryx & Crake before cracking the spine of The Year of the Flood, or could I do without?

Not that rereading Oryx & Crake is such an ordeal, but I'd much rather just plunge right into the new narrative. However, if not having (recently) read O&C will prove detrimental to my enjoyment of TYotF I'd much rather reread the former once more.

Any input?