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The Year of the Flood; standalone or...

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Martin, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Martin

    Martin Active Member

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    Currently Reading:
    The Fry Chronicles
    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?

    Cheers
     

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