Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi*****

In Ship Breaker there are destroyed ships strewn around the beaches. People work to take the metals and other valuables off the ships. Nailer is one of the people who can actually fit inside the pipes that contain copper wire and other goodies that fill his quota for the bosses. When a city-killer (a storm) comes and wreaks havoc on their town, he and his friend find a new ship on the beach. Inside the ship there are many treasures to be found. Then Nailer finds a dead rich girl, or a swanky. He starts to cut off her fingers to get the gold rings, but as soon as he starts, she opens her eyes. She is barely alive, but says that she was better off dead. Nailer decides to save Nita from death, but he brings upon himself the danger of her family business. It is a race against time to see who will triumph and who will fail.

This book has phenomenal details. You feel like you're actually inside Nailer's life, instead of just reading about it. This is a five-star book. It has action and sci-fi elements. I loved this book. I read this in an hour and a half, but it is a longer read. I hope anyone who reads this will be captivated.