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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  - 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  - Paul - Goodreads

Actual rating: 4.5 stars. The physical world is oppressively present in Bacigalupi's fiction, as it is in Margaret Atwood's dystopian novels (Oryx and Crake; The Year of the Flood): a world changed ... 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  - Krista Stevens - Goodreads

War is hell - in case you didn't know - even in the future in a dystopian world - especially when it's fought by children who are pawns of the few surviving adults. It took me a bit to find my ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

I was a little saddened after finishing Wind Up Girl and discovering that the Bacigalupi's next book was going to be a young adult. I find this an annoying trend of authors of complex, adult, and ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - BAYA Librarian - Goodreads

The Drowned Cities is a worthy companion to Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker; however, where Ship Breaker is full of hope, The Drowned Cities is a harder, harsher story. The Drowned Cities is a dystopian ... Read full review

Review: The Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2)

User Review  - Erin Stuhlsatz - Goodreads

Companion to Ship Breakers, which was also great! I had heard that The Drowned Cities surpassed Ship Breakers and was pleasantly surprised to find it indeed so! Of all the dystopian American novels ... Read full review

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