You loved the Windup Girl ? Ship Breaker, also by Paolo Bacigalupi will sorely disappoint you. Where the Windup Girl provides a complex weave of intrigue in a lavishly set environment, Ship Breaker’s scenario is merely linear with a classic collision course in a dark but unexciting dystopian world. It reads fast, but even so it is barely worth your time. It does manage to entertain, so pick it up if you need some easy airport literature – but be warned that the entire creative content of this book would merely have filled a couple chapters of the much denser Windup Girl.