Paolo Bacigalupi is a name I’ll never dare to try to pronounce out loud, but it’s okay, because most people will understand what I’m gushing about if I keep referring to the one who wrote The Windup Girl. I loved The Windup Girl; it filled my head with a moist and filthy future populated by machine intelligence and elephants. Then the same author provided me with Ship Breaker, which was, among other things, an excellent audiobook for an audiobook novice. I wasn’t that surprised when I found I even liked his short stories collected in Pump six and other stories, despite my usual lack of enthusiasm when it comes to short stories.
When The Doubt Factory is out the 14th of October, I’m all over it.
In this page-turning contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.
Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that’s what a mysterious young man who’s stalking her keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm that distorts the truth and covers up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations that have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the undeniably alluring criminal who calls himself Moses–and his radical band of teen activists–is right? Alix has to make a choice, and time is running out, but can she truly risk everything and blow the whistle on the man who loves her and raised her?
Looks like another piece of quality not-mainly-romance-y YA, which I welcome!