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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
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Aug 03, 11

bookshelves: dystopian, read-in-2011
Read from July 07 to 22, 2011

Well, this is a very unique book. This is a dystopian novel set in Thailand where calories are currency and power is generarated by mastedon's pulling levers (or something like that). One of the main characters is a Windup Girl named Emiko. She is a beautiful creature, but she is not human. She is manufactured by scientists, but despite this you feel for her and her plight. She has no rights and is even outlawed in Thailand. She is abused daily and your heart will break for her. Sure, she was made for this, but it still isn't right. She finds comfort and "friendship" with a company man named Anderson Lake.

I think I would've enjoyed this book alot more if I knew more about Thailand and it's culture. There was so much that I just said "sure, whatever", cause I didn't know alot.

All and all, a very interesting book. I liked it very much.
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Erin ;x

Erin You finished!! Comments?

message 3: by Kathy (last edited Jul 22, 2011 06:19PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kathy Not yet. It was a real crappy day! My mom was rushed to the hospital and had emergency surgery. She seems good now, so I'll fill you in later on that. But I really liked it alot! Once you get started, you're hooked! I think I would've gotten more out it if I knew more about Thailand and its coulture, though. I will write a better review shortly.

Thanks for the recommendation and the loan of the book! :)

Erin Oh no, sorry to hear :( And no problem!

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