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Great concept, great story, wonderful characters, well written.
Paolo Bacigalupi's debut novel The Windup Girl is a frightening, realistic and brilliant look at the near future of the world.
I just wanted to find out about her but it was like the author didn't really have anywhere to go with that story line.
In The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi wrote characters that I couldn't like. I empathized with them at times, pitied them at times, and felt disappointment and disapproval often. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jason F.
I wasn't really sure what to expect of The Windup Girl, but I quickly found myself immersed in this world set in the future here on Earth. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Aaron Turner
Like Kelly Mitchell's Wildcard, The Windup Girl is a promising debut novel in a fascinating ne-tek, near future world. Read morePublished 20 days ago by misterkel
There is very seriously nothing bad about this book. It's all stellar. The premise is really freaking cool, it's original, it's a little dark, it's gritty, but it has a very... Read morePublished 1 month ago by pluto
Liked this book very much. Does not sound like an impossible future, the way things are going.
Worth the read.
Praise for Bacigalupi's 'The Windup Girl'. Others already explained why this novel is a stunning book. Enough to say that I agree wholehartedly with those who recommend the book.Published 1 month ago by Catriona
Couldn't finish. It started out well, but by the time the titular character hooked up with the villain my attention wandered to better examples of apocalyptic literature. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Georgina Toland