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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi I enjoyed the ride. It's a solid first novel, tautly plotted and intermittently suspensful. I liked the characters but began to suspect about halfway through that the story was longer than the book. I checked, and sure enough, there's a sequel due out in May of 2012. I found the post-petroleum world believable and well-imagined. The extrapolation from the widening gap between rich and poor was excellently done, as were the climate change and the city killer storms. I liked Nailer, the gritty protagonist, a great deal. What he learns about family in this book transcends dystopian fiction, though I enjoyed the setting mightily. Lots of gore in this one, be warned. 3.5