Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi

This is a pretty interesting book, one that I could easily imagine as a movie. Imagine so extreme and prolonged a drought as to drive Arizona, Texas, and Nevada into near post-apocalyptic status with water as a dear and primary commodity for daily survival.

Our hero is Angel, a "water knife" which means he is an enforcer for a water owner - Catherine, at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. His path leads him to journalist Lucy and poor migrant Maria.

There's considerable violence. But there's nothing in this novel that is unimaginable.

The Water Knife: A novel

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