The Water Knife

Paolo Bacigalupi
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The Water Knife


I really like Bacigalupi's writing style. It's simple, expressive, clever.

This one has a great premise, although I was familiar with it, through a short story of his, based on the same idea.

The fear was tangible and the world was unforgiving. The story was compelling enough to keep me reading. That said, I couldn't relate to any of the main characters, with the exception of Maria. Angel refused to stay in character for more than a chapter and Lucy was too self-righteous to feel real.

A worthy read nevertheless, with plenty of scary, but interesting, ideas.