this was how i read Paolo Bacigalupi's SHIP BREAKER.
there is still sand stuck in all the nooks and crannies, and i hope it never falls out.
so, in case you haven't read this awesome story yet... here are a few of the best lines from the best book i read on vacation:
"Sea foam lapped around his ankles, rust and bits of wire. Shells and insulation. And intermixed with the ocean froth, his blood. Running down his legs in streams, bright and red and steady, staining the waters with the pounding of his heart."
"...we get all excited about being like Lucky Strike and we lose our heads. We waste all our money throwing dice, trying to get close to Luck..."
"The blood bond was nothing. It was the people that mattered. If they covered your back, and you covered theirs, then maybe that was worth calling family. Everything else was just so much smoke and lies."
and my favorite... the curse that popped up every few pages:
"Blood and rust!"
now THAT is a beach read. ;)