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The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
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Feb 07, 2012

really liked it

Paolo Bacigalupi provides a different kind of dystopia. Unlike any other that I have read. Not like zombie apocalypses, or diseases from cures gone wrong, or even futuristic divisions of a country. But divisions of the world, of loyalty, of religion, of cause - all fueled by war. There's some biological/science fiction going on too to add on some spice. This story is something we can contemplate and roll around in.

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Paolo Bacigalupi
“Death is not defeat, Tool told himself. We all die. Every one of us. Rip and Blade and Fear and all the rest. We all die. So what if you are the last? You were designed to be destroyed.”
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

Reading Progress

February 7, 2012 – Shelved
May 17, 2012 – Started Reading
May 17, 2012 –
page 28
May 19, 2012 –
page 67
May 25, 2012 –
page 193
44.16% "Is it wrong that I side with Mahlia instead of the doctor? Sometimes I feel so heartless. No humanity whatsoever. Channeling my inner Mersault."
May 26, 2012 –
page 375
85.81% "Ocho, I like you."
May 26, 2012 –
page 376
86.04% ""No one had ever come for him."\n \n Oh, Ocho. I would've come for you. He's jealous of Mouse, isn't he. Tearing him up inside. IT TEARS HIM UP!"
May 26, 2012 – Finished Reading

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