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Monday, March 30, 2015

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

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The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi

Don't believe in climate change?  Read this book.  An utterly frightening tale of what happens when we don't use our resources wisely.  There isn't enough water to go around, and if you don't have money, you are thirsty and dirty.  Ecosystems have been created all up and down the west coast for those who are wealthy; water, air conditioning, plants, they have it all.

Everyone else lives in a camp, buying water from a pump by the dime.  Desperate, these folks will do anything to get out.  Gangs are formed.  Alliances built.  Politics played.  All in the name of water.

This book was so depressing that I had to stop reading it at night.  Maybe it hit a little too close to home, maybe I just didn't want to see just how deplorable humans can be.  Either way, Bacigalupi has written a novel that was just as hard to put down as it was to read on.  

Start conserving water now, before it's too late.............

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