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THE DROWNED CITIES

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

In the visceral and deeply affecting companion to the Printz Award-winning Ship Breaker, Bacigalupi returns to a dark, war-torn dystopian future in which severe climatic change and years of political upheaval have left the United States a bloodied and ravaged landscape.Bands of child soldiers roam from village to village, raping, pillaging and brutally murdering, all in the name of endless civil ... Read full review

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Slow start, great finish
Excellent work.

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More great dark future
Paolo Bacigalupi has done it again. He could write a dozen more books set in this energy-starved dark future of his and I would read them all. Gripping, well written, and occasionally quite thought provoking. What more could you want from a book?

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Tfitoby - Goodreads

It's like driving with the handbrake on. Paolo Bacigalupi is the Hugo and Nebula award winning author of one of my favourite all time books, The Windup Girl. It was for adults. It was brutal and dark ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

This is the companion novel to Bacigalupi's ShipBreaker. After 10 years, China has given up trying to civilize the different Armies and factions at war in the United States. The remaining Americans ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - leah - Goodreads

Meh. The first third was good. After that it got a little boring, and I stopped caring about the characters. The one I was really interested in was Tool and it seemed like he was never quite developed ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Cornmaven - Goodreads

This was such a disappointing book after the amazing Ship Breaker. Bacigalupi returns to the dystopian world he created there, but with all new characters, except for Tool the engineered half-human ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Toni - Goodreads

While the author is masterful at setting a tone of despair in this dystopian novel, I was not compelled by the story. I was not a big fan of Bacigalupi's first book either. Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Nnedi - Goodreads

I thought this was fantastic. I love this kind of gritty, hard-hitting, fearless YA...well, I think it's YA. I don't know if it's YA. I don't care. It was a great read. It was a little explain-y but that was overshadowed by the wonderful characters and their plights. Good good stuff. Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Brittany - Goodreads

By page 100-something I was able to force feed the story to myself. Full of gore, strained attempts at building characters and lots of war. I could tell a male wrote this. It was too jagged. I don't ... Read full review

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