Wool introduced the silo and its inhabitants. Shift told the story of their making. Dust will chronicle their undoing. Welcome to the underground.
©2013 Hugh Howey (P)2013 Hugh Howey
No, I only have time and energy to read a book once.
I can only say that two were my favorites: Donald and Juliette. Both characters were like-like and very 3-dimensional.
Same as above.
I enjoyed each book of the series. It was a lot of story over a lot of time. While long, it was not at all boring. I would recommend this book series to anyone to read.
Hugh Howey was able to draw the series to an end nicely with optimism and closure. A lot had to happen in a short book, but it felt like all the key points were touched on. The ultimate condition of the wider environment is still left open, but there is enough to provide hope and chance for a better life. What I find most surprising is Howey's ability to take what was clearly a short story then expand the world in geographic, political and historic scope. He then provided multiple points of view throughout time and station and wrapped it back up with such a lean word count. It may lack poetry, but The Silo Saga is well executed and managed world building with a beginning, middle and end (although not necessarily in that order).
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
It's clear that Wool, Shift & Dust are the end product of a short story that got stretched beyond its natural length. The premise was so flimsy and ill-conceived that it could not support the weight of so much exploration.
This ending did give some resolution to the plot and to the characters (most of them, not all). You won't find any big surprises here. The story plays out the way it had too.
Ultimately I feel that this entire series was a waste of time. It could all have been told in one book. The second in the series didn't even have to exist, and this one was way longer than it had to be.
Post-apocalyptic sci-fi is my favorite genre, so the fact that I was bored nearly the entire time came as a bit of a shock. I guess I just never got over how stupid the setting was, or the fact that the author based the entire premise on an arms race that wouldn't have had a stalemate any different that the nuclear arms race (mutually assured destruction, anyone?).
The scope of the building of the silos was too big for us to believe that the architect wouldn't have been a need-to-know person, so that entire character was silly. I also can't believe that a small handful of people could have orchestrated the whole thing, or that at the end of the day, they could have nuked the planet.
The story drags on through 3 books, and feels just as claustrophobic as the silos. The author could have been braver and let us explore the world outside... but again, this was a short story, with little thought given to anything outside of the teeny tiny slice of the world we see.
The books weren't horrible. Well, Shift was, but Wool and Dust weren't. I guess I'm going to give this a middle-of-the-road rating. Had I known what I was getting into, I never would have picked up the series. It's just not worth the time. It doesn't leave you with anything to think about. It's just a silly, flat story.
It'll be a while before I consider reading Hugh Howey again. This was more predictable than the previous book ("Shift") in this series. While Howey is good at building characters it is not enough, I need substance.
use of the word "palm" and the pronunciation "pam" by the narrator
very entertaining series.
I Like scifi-fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Wot, Got, Pillars of Earth, Century trilogy. Last read: Maritan. luvd it
The ending was very anti-climactic. I was expecting a very explosive ending and very entertaining. It build up a lot of anticipation through-out the second book and first half of the third.
Still worth reading the entire series. Very entertaining and original scifi series in a while,
Not sure about another read. Not my style but I am waiting for the movie.
the feeling of finally getting some revenge
The End has a Future
Ken Magerman Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Historical Fiction fan. Teacher, rockstar, medival gourmet, dungeon master, expert on secret Targaryens.
Fairly high. The narration was very good. The story was excellent and very fresh. The end of the world theme has been done to death but Howey really captured a post apocalypse world as well as threat that seems fresh and intriguing.
The ending. It really tied the action together with the mixture of desperation and hope that kept you rioted through out the series.
Just this series and it's quite good.
I think they are making a film of this series. I hope it lives up.
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
I loved these books and this was a good albeit trite conclusion.
Story; The story was a conclusion to the two previous books. I enjoyed all of them very much indeed. They were interesting and the characters were well drawn. If you like your science fiction a little quirky then this is great for you. If you like stories of struggle and survival then this is one for you.
Narrator: The narrator does a fine job. The accents are not over the top. There are no distracting noises, like smacking of lips or heavy breathing. Sometimes he seems a little flat but I think that just lets you go into the story by yourself without being led.
The story has many twist and turns and would like to catch the stuff i missed.
This is a great story, suspenseful, a lot to figure out. Nicely done. The narration is very good. Buy it you will enjoy it.
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