Monday, August 5, 2013
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
THE GOOD: I read this book in just a few days, and took it with me everywhere. The characters, setting, and language all transport the reader to another time. The aftermath of a believable future - the dawn of a scary anti-civilization. I couldnt' stop reading and rooting for the main characters and their friends. Even the 'bad guys' have a story to tell. I greatly appreciate feeling almost sorry for the villains - a hallmark of great character development.
Overall, I would recommend this to fans of Clive Cussler or anyone into dystopian/post-apocalyptic fiction. I currently have my hands on the second installment, DROWNED CITIES, and I can already tell I want to read more. Happy reading!