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A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin
Japan at War: An Oral History
Haruko Taya Cook, Theodore F. Cook
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin
Leon Uris
Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga, #4)
Lois McMaster Bujold
Century Rain
Alastair Reynolds
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
Caroline Alexander
Rite of Passage
Alexei Panshin
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Laurence Bergreen
The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad
Harrison E. Salisbury
The Forsaken: From The Great Depression To The Gulags: Hope And Betrayal In Stalin's Russia
Tim Tzouliadis
Ship Breaker - Paolo Bacigalupi Being a major fan of apocalyptic/ post-apocalyptic/ dystopian fiction, when I heard the title of Bacigalupi's new dystopian book - Ship Breaker - I wanted to read it as soon as I can.

Day to day struggle for survival of the already clambering lives of the workers in a ship breaking yard could really set the tone for a dystopian book. Here, Bacigalupi starts magnificently by portraying life of ship breakers in the first few chapters. But then the book seriously falls apart when the characters leave their ship breaking yard and discover a ship wreck on an island nearby. Then onward, the story becomes a real drag. And the mention of the name, "Lucky Strike", on almost each page doesn't help Bacigalupi's cause.

The book would have been a lot better if the characters would have somehow spent majority of their time on the ship breaking yard.