God bless Atwood's old feminist soul. And, also, curse her for making me cry in public when I got to the last pages while reading MaddAddam in my local cafe.

I'm 44 years old, was a literature major at a very good school and have a father who is dean of literature at his school and I have never read a book before that has this ability to make me literally laugh out loud at times and just feel complete dead depression at other times. It's like she's playing with your soul.

If you are literate there is no reason not to read this book. It will devastate you but in a way that will make you feel better afterwards.

MaddAddam starts out with her making fun of every single type of ideology in 2013 Western culture. And she hits the left just as hard as the right.

Her overall theme is that "The patriarchy will kill us all and you are all involved in the ritual slaughter that is the patriarchy, whether you realize it or not. And, because of that, you all deserve to die."

It is a far, far better book than the two previous ones in the trilogy - Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood. The first novel was from the point of view of a member of the "one percent" and the second book from the point of view of members of the "99 percent."

For the most part this book is from the perspective of someone who for reasons that would be spoilers grows up as a member of the one percent and then lives the rest of his life within the 99 percent - which gives him a chance to see the hypocrisy in both groups.

And see it he does. One of the funniest parts of the book is him describing what happens to the Tea Party people of today 30 years from now. Then end up being either members or founders of a Protestant church that worships oil. The Universal Church of PetroOleum has slogans like "Solar Panels Are Tools Of Satan" and "Serial Killers Believe In Global Warming."

But, she hits the left as well. Her descriptions of what happens to people who today are in the Occupy movement are equally hilarious. And her comments on vegans and vegetarians are epic. Beyond that her satire of PETA is incredibly amazing.

Even more amusing is her description of how the Bible or the the Koran could have been created with great intentions but bad results. (She manages to do this without being either pro religion or pro atheist.)

Then, when you are convinced "OK, I get it, you are just pissed off at anyone who believes in anything" she brings out the big guns.

Near the end of the book she gives you a satire of a certain George Orwell novel that will make you never take Orwell seriously again. Then, she does the same thing to Brett Easton Ellis.

After that she savages "Flowers For Algernon" - a novella that UK people might not know but that everyone in America is forced to read when they are about 14.

The next step is shitting on "Catcher In The Rye."

At which point your defenses are down again - because you are thinking she's just doing literary critiques.

And then she make you cry.

Out of nowhere.

Something happens that makes sense and that you should be prepared for but the way it is presented just puts your mind in the awful, awful place that she's been leading you to from the first page.

I didn't know it was possible to write a book like this.