UPDATED: Just go read Jeanne’s post instead.
Possibly some spoilers ahead (and above! uh oh) but if you know me, I’m still pretty vague. I’m assuming if you read on, that you’ve probably read at least one of this series. Is that proper English; “one of this series” – doesn’t sound right… oh well.
Ok FANs! I will just say. I was disappointed. Disappointed in the way when you go to a Cubs game and they lose. Maybe this is a horrible analogy, forgive me as I plow through this anyway.
I love the Cubs. They lose a lot or seldom make the play offs, whatever. And Wrigley Field is AWESOME, win or lose. But it would be SO FUN to go to Chicago, catch a Cubs game AND have them win!
So when I rather quickly (very quickly, in my case) rushed to get the third in the series of MaddAddam after finishing The Year of the Flood, I seriously hoped I would LURRRVE it! I knew the characters, felt comfortable with the world-building, pretty much knew what was up, etc.
But Toby, my badass smart bitch favorite, all of a sudden was pathetically worried about Zeb sleeping around and I didn’t quite figure out why it made more sense to live under a picnic shelter rather than the AnooYoo Spa compound (I’m sure there were good reasons) and the blue people sort of annoyed me.
There I said it.
I still was excited to be in Wrigley Field watching my Cubbies. But, continuing with the weak analogy, MaddAddam Part 3 wasn’t a winner. But still good! just not a winner. I liked the first two books better. And since I can barely recall what exactly happened with Jimmy – Crake – Oryx at the end of Book 1 and this makes me sad, this added to my bummered feeling.
Rating: Three slices of pork pie. Or pigoon pie if you prefer. Hey – I didn’t make the pact! It’s British Pie Week and you can bet they are making some pies with pork to celebrate.