Windup Girl Review

This book was a lot to handle. There were so many jaw dropping parts and descriptions. Emiko’s rape was absolutely gruesome and the scene where the workers are cutting up the megadont and everyone else is just trying to work around it was unfathomable. We’re thrown into the story in media res and I had a really hard time getting through the beginning chapters and just trying to figure out what in the world was going on in the story, especially with the different language being used and not really being prepped on this world.

That being said, I really enjoyed the different points of view. Sometimes it was a little awkward trying to re-situate myself, but I understand how doing this gave the book much more complex view of the world they’re in. I don’t think that the story could’ve been told from just one point of view, it had to be told from multiple to get a full picture of what was going on.

I also couldn’t figure out which character I hated/loved the most. I like knowing where my loyalties lie within a book and this one showed the pleasant and unpleasant sides to every character, which was different and I think I liked that aspect of the book.

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