In this novel, we discover that between each floor is a 30 foot block of concrete. The purpose?
The Silo Saga by Hugh Howey
To allow the "handlers" to destroy the silo by means of a controlled detonation. Okay, do you know how much a thirty foot block of concrete weighs? How about thirty foot blocks of concrete? That is one sturdy silo whose lower floors could support that kind of weight. In fact, one single thirty foot block of concrete on the top floor would probably be sufficient to "pancake" all the floors beneath it.
So, first the handlers have at their disposal poisonous gas, and then controlled detonation. Finally, they have drones with bunker buster bombs, just in case.
Wool by Hugh Howey – review
Talk about redundancy. These story silos have the equivalent depth of a story building, yet they excavated, constructed and outfitted fifty of them in two years, without anyone catching on. Boy, our government will certainly become more efficient in the next thirty years. To summarize, much of the book is interesting and captivating, however the background is so absurd, that unless you can completely suspend belief and all common sense, you will find yourself shaking your head numerous times throughout the book. It is a shame, because the scenario could have been crafted in such a way as to eliminate most of the absurdities without negatively impacting the story line.
Spoiler warning: I have made an effort not to reveal plots although I may have unknowingly done so.
If you haven't read 'Wool' or 'Shift' yet you may want to read them before my review and especially before reading 'Dust'. Initial rating 3. We rejoin some familiar and much missed characters and follow them to the climactic finale. Not sure if it was because of this that I found the pace slower. I wondered if Howey had lost his 'magic touch', but then it picked up pace and pretty much kept going.
We still find the majority of people in the silo living in ignorance of a terrible truth which is being discovered by the inquisitive few. They are comfortable remaining in the dark, living routine lives. What will happen when they are confronted by the truth after their world is sabotaged? Howey creates some unforgettable, believable characters and uses several strong assertive women, as well as male protagonists, with a sense of vulnerability without feeling patronising or going 'over the top'. There are some intense moments throughout and in one scene I felt absolute angst and sorrow after finding out that maybe one of the villains wasn't so bad after all Who could they have trusted without being betrayed or misunderstood.
It was an highly emotive discovery. Dust is an exciting, thought-provoking, action-packed read which kept me guessing right through to the very end. I would like to thank the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this title. A good conclusion to Hugh Howey's Silo trilogy. This novel starts where the first book, Wool ends the second book, Shift, describes the backstory of how the silos came to be.
I don't want to go into too much detail as there would spoilers for anyone who hasn't read the first two books. There were a few surprises and I would say that most things were tied off.
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https://viptarif.ru/wp-content/texts/2314.php No—I want to keep shopping. I loved the pacing. This story is just so perfectly balanced and nothing in it seems left to chance. Where too much slow pacing would usually annoy me, Howey seems to use the slower pace as a means to graciously make room for the world to develop and for the characters to grow.
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In combination with a very gripping plot and a grim take on our not so distant future this makes for an amazing and very much unput-downable story, regardless of the story been slow-paced at times, or maybe even more so because of the brilliant change in pacing throughout the story. It has been 6 months, since I read this series, and even though I have read a lot of books since then, I can't quite forget about this one.
I keep comparing other books to this series, expecting to like them as much. And I do sometimes find books that I like a lot, some very much so, just not for the same reasons. That is, of course, the great thing about reading, that there are in fact plenty of great books to choose from, and plenty of oppotunities to find new favorites.
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It's just that in a way I wish I were only just now entering the world of Wool for the first time, still unaware of what a precious book I had just opened. Because the series is that good! Obviously I recommend this book - as well as the rest of the series - to anyone, especially those who appreciate great storytelling! Apr 20, Chad Smith rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Judging from the back of the book, along with the praise and hype surrounding it, I expected to love Wool. I'll admit I often am drawn to the latest dystopian trend, but some things about this story just didn't do it for me. There were characters I liked, but very few of them survived long enough for the reader to even feel invested in.
That brings me to my biggest complaint, which is that the author, at least in my opinion, took it way too far with the pessimism. Don't you dare try to feel any Judging from the back of the book, along with the praise and hype surrounding it, I expected to love Wool. I've seen people comparing this story to Song of Ice and Fire when it comes to killing off characters, only to the frequency where it's just silly. Honestly, I think that's a completely true comparison.
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My other big problem was the pacing. I'm sure the whole thing has such an odd flow because it was originally a series of stories instead of a novel, but it was still baffling to me why things would go to a boring slog so consistently after a major plot development. With the downsides in mind, there were still enough things to like about the story that I don't feel it was a waste of time. Juliette is a good protagonist, and certainly one of the most interesting characters in the book. And while the story probably won't blow your mind with any of its revelations, the functioning of the silos was pretty interesting to learn about.
The author took his time setting up the laws inhabitants obey, and I enjoyed trying to puzzle out for myself why they were or weren't allowed to do different things. If all you're looking for is a dystopian novel, there are several I'd recommend ahead of this one.
However, if you have a copy and don't have anything else to read, give it a shot and see what you think. Jan 15, Alessandro rated it really liked it. I haven't read a page-turner in a while, and this was certainly one. This creative, dark, plot-driven book was well conceived and well delivered. I wasn't sure what to rate it, as I often read slower novels that take their time exploring the inner lives of characters, setting up rich scenes and inner-lives. Wool, on the other hand, energetically charges through the story leaving little time for contemplation, and successfully pulls the reader along the way.
At the end of each chapter I was excit I haven't read a page-turner in a while, and this was certainly one. At the end of each chapter I was excited to know what happened to the hero and her world. Now that I have finished the book, I find that I care little for the characters Howey created, but I've kept thinking about the silo world and want to know how it develops from where he left it. His world has left me intrigued. Aug 30, Errant rated it liked it. Entertaining if you can suspend your disbelief for the many inconsistencies underlying the story. Nothing groundbreaking, good characters, simple plot and a focus on government and inteligentsia conspirations that should please the libertarians around.
The problem is that the depicted conspiracies are not that plausible even though they are the story's basis, and the politics end up as manichean as in Hunger Games, even if it is visible that the author wants to keepit nuanced. A good read if you d Entertaining if you can suspend your disbelief for the many inconsistencies underlying the story. A good read if you don't expect more than entertainment and don't try to think about the details of the plot. Jan 06, John Albury rated it it was amazing. Amazing start to what I think is going to be one of the greatest series I ever read. Jan 16, Perri rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites Wow, just wow!
What a world, what a cast of characters, what a story! Totally mesmerizing, and although I didn't love the final third it still rates five stars. Apr 09, Tim The Enchanter rated it really liked it. Instead of Writing Reviews for each of the books in the Trilogy, I will write one review for the trilogy as a whole. Sep 25, Tara rated it it was amazing.
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