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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
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Dec 31, 2010

really liked it
Read in December, 2010

What can I say, this book was brilliant. A riveting plot, engaging characters, a gritty south east Asian flavor and a fascinating imagining of what the world could look like when oil is no more and humankind's genetic tinkering backfires resulting in devastating plagues and mass starvation.

Key themes covered are genetic engineering, the loss of biodiversity, biosecurity/quarantine, the treatment of refugees, wealth, power, corruption and political manipulation.

A dark, depressing future is envisaged but it is a compelling story nonetheless.

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