Day Three – Your favorite recent book
The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi. I read this over the summer, and it blew me away. I can’t say enough good things about the novel. With the recognition it’s gotten by way of the Locus, Nebula, and Hugo awards, it I’m not the only one.
The best part, for me? I’m not really even a future dystopia kind of reader. I bought the book because I recognized Bacigalupi’s name (I was actually keeping an eye out for his YA novel, Ship Breaker), and the cover art drew me in. It’s so different from what I’m accustomed to seeing on the sci-fi/fantasy shelf that my eye went right to it.
Appropriate, considering that the language Bacigalupi uses is just as lush and eye-catching as the cover art. Way to go, people in charge of dressing up and covering the manuscript for the shelf!
I’ve already reviewed The Windup Girl, so I won’t do that a second time, though it is tempting to keep gushing. Can you tell that it really is my favorite recently read book?