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.