Throwback Thursday – The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
Throwback Thursday / July 4, 2019

Throwback Thursday is a weekly feature to highlight books from the past. It can honestly be anything as long as its not a book that is a current release. Maybe its a book that I read and reviewed and just want to highlight, maybe its a book I read before I started reviewing or maybe its a book that has a sequel coming out soon or maybe its a backlist book from my TBR that I just want to revisit and decide if I will make the time to read. Pretty much, anything goes.  This week’s choice is The Water Knife bu Paolo Bacigalupi. It is a fantastic book that deserves to be mentioned again regardless. However, I was reminded of it in particular because of the recent stories about the real life water crisis in Channai (a city of 9 million in India, that has had their water supplies dry up). Obviously Channai is a real place in a seriously dangerous situation, so I don’t want to sound disrespectful by mentioning a link with a book of fiction. But I think good fiction can highlight serious concerns and issues, and The Water Knife is about a dystopian world where water is so scarce cities have shut down, mafia style gangs control access and…