Oryx and Crake FST notes
Creep – Radiohead
‘Toast is me. I am toast’ - Snowman
Eon Blue Apocalypse – Tool
Lonely post-JUVE world.
Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
Jimmy’s mother, in the artificial world of the Compounds.
Piano Sonata No. 7 in Bb – Prokofiev (performed by Glenn Gould)
Crake, though he was known as Glenn at the time, and his dark laconic clothing.
Never Let Me Down Again – Depeche Mode
Two boys, the internet, and a great deal of pot.
Happy – Lit
Jimmy - Women, ChickieNobs, and low paying jobs.
Eden – Guster
‘We understand more than we know’ – Crake’s fridge magnet.
‘You could tell a lot about a person from their fridge magnets.’ - Snowman
Dance of the Horse and Mang – Tran Van Khe/Nguyen Huu Ba
(Poor excuse for) Crakers
Only in Dreams – Weezer
The Day the Whole World Went Away – Nine Inch Nails
Blue – A Perfect Circle
‘Would you kill someone you loved to spare them pain?’ – Crake
Confrontation with Crake and what happened in the airlock. (So what if she did not turn blue?)
Spider – System of a Down
Oryx’s bright pink ribbon in her hair. How much did she know about Crake’s plans? Why else would she ask Jimmy to watch over the Crakers if both she and Crake were gone?
Lady of Dreams – VAST
All the women in Jimmy’s life, passing before his eyes. His mother. Disappearing into the darkness…
Jed the Humanoid – Grandaddy
‘I’m going away now’ – Alex the parrot