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The Water Knife: A novel - Paolo Bacigalupi
The Water Knife: A novel
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385352871 (0385352875)
ASIN: 0385352875
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 "The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi - original, brutal and disturbingly plausible
In 1986, Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert" predicted the disappearance of water in the American West. In March 2015 the UN World Water Development Report predicted a 40% shortfall of water globally by 2030, with he US badly affected. In May 2015, Paolo Bacigalupi brought to life the consequence...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
So, I was thinking "The Water Knife: was not as complex [Read 'as good'] as "The Windup Girl", and as such not as good. Then I went back and read my comments (I would not call what I do a 'review') and saw I gave "The Windup Girl" three stars. And here I am. "The Water Knife" is straight forward t...
wjmcomposer rated it
3.0 The Water Knife: A novel
Great premise, engaging delivery. At times a little overwritten, a little eye-rolling. Wouldn't surprise me if there's a screen treatment. I could even see a cable series.
JeffreyKeeten rated it
“If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely f**ked ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around.” Massive Dust storms from abandoned farmland add to the misery of those left alive.Water is going to be more expensive th...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
4.5 The Water Knife: Or cyberpunk goes eco-conscious
I entered into this book with absurdly high expectations. For one thing I have enjoyed Bacigalupi's other adult novels, as well as his teen book Shipbreaker. And then there is also the fact that I've met Paolo a few times now and find him an absolutely fantastic human being. In fact, I was lucky eno...
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