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Maggie the Ranter

Drop in to see what condition my condition is in! I rant on all things booklike here....

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Red Seas Under Red Skies
Scott Lynch
Water Sleeps
Glen Cook
The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi I have to say I really enjoyed this book. The story is about a futuristic Thailand where after certain biological diseases have destroyed the food sources, they are now biologically engineered by so-called calorie companies. Anderson Lake is the calorie-man undercover in Thailand, working to find seed sources the Thai government has been holding back.
Other characters include his expatriate chinese assistant trying to re-establish his former life, government agents that want to prove their agendas, and a bio-engineered secretary who has been abandoned to the sex trade and only wishes to be free.
Political intirgues and bad timing come together to throw everyone's plans off course.
I loved it that the ending was not what I expected, and the way no one quite won. I highly recommend