Wow! Somebody who finds a good side to the misbegotten Oryx&Crake ... thing.
That said, was reading the Craig "J stands for Saviour" Venter autobio and saw his spiel here... It's an amazing piece of work, the character of anybody he dislikes is assassinated without giving any context whatsoever. He maybe a better science writer than many other bigwigs, and come to clear expositions, but the putrid glop of irrelevant trivia (incontinence of his sailing partners, e.g., or not mentioning decade-spanning scientific conflicts he has --- but instead referencing those involved as christian fundamentalist) makes it a thick book.