I really enjoyed Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi and decided to give his other books a try.
This book is a solid story. The pacing is good; the characters have clear motivations and believable emotions. But meh…
I’m not sure why but this book just didn’t reach me. It is very post-cyberpunk, I should like it a lot, but I don’t. I like it some, just not a lot.
Joshua Swanson does a great job narrating the story, he does bring the characters to life and does a great job conveying their emotions.
From the publisher:
In America’s Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota – and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it’s worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.
In this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
©2010 Paolo Bacigalupi (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
I rate this book a 6 out of 10 and only recommend to fans of Paolo Bacigalupi.