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User Review  - jrissman - LibraryThing

Bacigalupi is among my favorite authors. His novels are always intriguing, hard to put down, and echo problems and trends in the world of today. "The Drowned Cities" (2012) does not disappoint. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi is connected to The Ship Breakers in that these are both YA stories and are set in the same location, but otherwise the stories are separate. This is the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - orkydd - LibraryThing

The Drowned Cities is loosely linked to the earlier 'Ship Breaker', by the common character, the genetically engineered warrior 'Tool'. It is set in the same brutal, post warming United States, where ... Read full review

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User Review  - santhony - LibraryThing

About five years ago I read the author’s The Windup Girl and was blown away by his depiction of a near future dystopian society. I recently followed up with The Water Knife and was not a big fan. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - mtlkch - LibraryThing

Very good. Not really a sequel, it's the same time period as Ship Breaker, but darker, with a different main character, more violence and evil. Tool is back in this one. I really want to know his story! Possibly the subject of another book? Read full review

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

This is young adult dystopian fiction of great quality. It is unsparing in its grim depiction of "if this goes on," and offers some compelling ruminations on the things that humans will do when we ... Read full review

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User Review  - lkmuir - LibraryThing

In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her. Read full review

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User Review  - skraft001 - LibraryThing

After reading the first chapter in the book store I thought it would be an engrossing read. Instead though of being intriguing it turned out to be pretty lame. There should have been a much better 'quest' than the plot line. 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?

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