Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood Novels that give us the details of a post-apocalypse normally don't give us a great and detailed leading up to the destruction, and for this I really enjoyed this. The characters are very memorable and beautifully fleshed out. One thing that stands out in the novel has got to be the unabashed and gut-wrenching view of institutional pedophilia. It really helps to put the reader on the side of Crake, despite his actions. The best parts of the novel are in the details. Very disturbing, but ultimately satisfying.