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The Windup Girl

Bacigalupi, Paolo (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Windup Girl


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What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.
Authors: Bacigalupi, Paolo
Title: The windup girl
Publisher: San Francisco :, Night Shade Books,, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Paolo Bacigalupi
Summary: What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.
Awards & Distinctions: Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2010
ISBN: 9781597801577
1597801577
9781597801584
1597801585
Branch Call Number: SF BACIGALUP 2009
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Report This Nov 14, 2013
  • ms_Ballbricker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book deserves to be a multiple award winner. Everything you could want in an adventure/sci-fi work. I recommend it highly. And you must listen to ms. Ballbricker

The characters were unrelatable and uninteresting. The plot does not appear until you are more than halfway through. Some of the ideas were good, and I can see what the author was trying to get at, but I don't think it was excecuted very well.

This is an amazing book, well worth the read. I seriously hope that the author will write a sequel.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The idea of gene rippers and calorie men was intriguing, but it wasn't enough for me to get interested in the novel or the characters. Also, the use of foreign lingo was excessive.

Report This Sep 18, 2012
  • 6ATE4are rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a uniquely creative near science fiction set in Bangkok. The setting is a world in which the sea level has risen, gene splicing has created new crop diseases and the need for new gm crops, and petroleum products are all gone. An extremely intelligent and gripping treatment of the themes set in a culture that the author is well-acquainted with although he is an American.

Report This Jul 28, 2012
  • Rbrightone rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book but it was a bit of work to get through. Its language reminded me of Tolkien or Tolstoy, long unpronounceable words and names. He really dips into the Thai culture and it shows and its cool to provide that setting but its so unlike anything that I was familiar with that it took quite a while to get into it. The idea of calories being currency, essentially, and disease raving the world was interesting. The windup portion of the book was very cool but came off as somewhat peripheral until the ending. Overall not a bad book and worth the time to read it but not a classic imo.

I have to agree with LazyNeko. Interesting theory, with an economic twist, but it really fell flat.

Report This Jul 13, 2012
  • ReallyFriendly rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A simple case of living up to exactly its hype, and nothing more. It has a breathtaking amount of detail and backstory (that is workable if you pay attention) that clearly demonstrates the author's research. It dips into a little of everything - Blade Runner, political intrigue, drama, escape - but what I felt lacking was any real emotional heft. Don't get me wrong, everything it had to say was mighty interesting. But I never got involved with the story itself. It is a magnificent piece of sci-fi and easily recommendable. It just won't be one that I would care to pick up again.

I placed a hold on this book in AUGUST of last year. I'm number 5 in line now and so excited to read it! come on people read read read! lol

Report This Sep 26, 2011
  • Ralfsnow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was my favorite read of the summer. It is a truly amazing story, like no other sci fi I have read. At first, I was overwhelmed by the avalanche of story detail in this dense novel. But I slowly eased into this dystopian world , although at best, it's difficult to fully understand everything that is going on. There is some lack of backstory to help us along, although that just made me pay attention even more. But the depth of this author's imagination is staggering. I read some of Bacigalupi's short stories in Pump House Six afterwards, and really enjoyed them as well. I can hardly wait for the next novel from this author.

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  • 6ATE4are rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

"I would never participate in such blasphemy." Hagg scowls. "Food should come from the place of its origin, and stay there. It shouldn't spend its time crisscrossing the globe for the sake of profit. We went down that path once, and it brought us to ruin."

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