Post-Apocalypse future America
I enjoyed the fighting scenes especially with the genetically altered war animal. Creates a very believable future America with it's roots in today's intolerance (both left and right).
Does a good job of separating the characters, given them there own voice
No, but I was constantly thinking about it when I wasn't listening to it.
A far reaching dystopia that keeps ones interest throughout. A dark story line that will continue to provide material on many levels. When is the next book expected.
I think this is a very original story with an interesting setting and characters. Maybe it is just the time of year or maybe just my mood, but I just found this too depressing to finish. For me that is saying a lot because I rarely abandon a book. Maybe it would get better, something good (or at least not so terrible) could possibly happen to one of the principle characters, but I had to quit while I could still move out from the black cloud of depression.
Okay, that's probably a bit of an exaggeration but I'm on to lighter fare. I might like this much better in the spring or summer when there is lots of sunlight and fresh air.
Narration was great. The story concept was different from most post apocalyptic tales.
Three by Posey
Drowned Cities would stand
The descriptions of the physical world, especially the drowned cities.
There were many moments and they usually centred around characters being caught up by events and forced into doing things that went against their natures to survive. Sounds sad, and it was, but the book on the whole is uplifting.
Many futuristic books require huge leaps of imagination and acceptance of unexplained plotlines. This book's narrative was consistent and believable throughout. This made it very powerful.
I tried to like this book, but there was nothing in it that I could like, it was dark, grim and brutal. The book was well written and well read but just not for me.
I'm a computer programmer from Massachusetts.
This is another book in Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker series. Like Ship Breaker, it's touching and interesting, with in-depth characters and a plot line which is not predictable. Like Shipbreaker, it's more than a little depressing. This is not the right book to look for if you want light reading, but the story is engrossing and will suck you in.
This is an excellent read for lovers of both science fiction and straight fiction alike. The action, characters, dialog and story are all wonderfully crisp.
The emotional components of the characters and the unfolding nature of their struggles and motivations made this book a cut above.
Joshua Swanson's voice characterizations lent a depth to each of the players in this novel. His character work really helped me get immersed in the world of the drowned cities.
I can't recall if I actually cried, but there are some very powerful human moments in this book. I think the realism of the dialog helped make these moments ring true and kept them from slipping into the realm of cheesy melodrama.
The story was ridiculous, not even close to description.
No clue...never have written this book?
Anger and disappointment. I have spent far too much $ to continue to accumulate crap work.
While technically a follow-up to "Shipbreaker," this book stood on its own (which I love!). The viewpoint characters in each case were so well-done that I felt sympathy for each, even though many were on "opposite" sides for much of the book. The narration was stunning, keeping even side characters in distinct voices. My only gripe is that sometimes the narrative kept harping on Mahlia's emotions and feelings (especially annoying because she was the only female as well, making me wonder if the author subtly reinforced that even tough girls are by nature whinier?) and sense of powerlessness. If I'd been reading, honestly I'd have skipped over a few paragraphs of this. Still, the book is marketed as YA, so maybe that's a YA kinda thing that I'm not appreciating. Overall, a well-done book, and one that I can fully recommend.