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The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
The Windup Girl
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3.75 20
Format: kindle
ASIN: 9337576
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 369
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Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.5 Winding Until It Breaks
Some science fiction authors have fantastic ideas but are not great storytellers. Some are gifted storytellers but their is nothing particularly original about their ideas. Bacigalupi is one of the few SF authors who excels at both. The windup Girl is filled with brilliant ideas, but it also an abso...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
0.5 Epic Snoozefest, An Emperor in Need of Clothes...
I gave up circa p100. I don't care about any of the characters and there is no discernable plot after 1/5th of the book. The writing is repetative and the ideas not nearly as original as many seem to think. My faith in winning awards as an indicator of quality is further eroded; it's down to bedrock...
YouKneeK rated it
3.5 Review: The Windup Girl
The Windup Girl was an interesting story and the setting was fairly unique in my experience. It’s set in Thailand, in a dystopian-type future, featuring genetic manipulation and political maneuvering. There are four main point-of-view characters, each of which are mostly focused on their own concern...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 The Windup Girl
Bacigalupi envisions a bleak world here. Not only have oil reserves dwindled to almost nothing, companies went too far a generation or two back and lost control of a plague that poisons food crops. In due course animal populations have plummeted. Its called the Contraction, and the world has indeed ...
Between Two Evils
Between Two Evils rated it
4.0 The Windup Girl
3.5 Stars + excellent world-building, engineering ideas, and cautionary tale. + Kink springs, Cheshires, and generippers were well done. - Too many characters I didn't care about. I wanted to know more about the windup, but she got very little page time. - lots of graphic violence that seemed gra...
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