Homer's Travels: Book: Hugh Howey's "Dust"

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Book: Hugh Howey's "Dust"

My twelfth book of the year, and probably my last, was the third book of the Silo trilogy.  Hugh Howey's "Dust" completes the trilogy started in "Wool" and continued in "Shift".

The series is a rather new take on the post-apocalyptic genre which means it's a take I have never seen before.  That said, I'm no expert in post-apocalyptic fiction.  The trilogy explores the life in the Silos, large underground living spaces.  The second book explains how the Silos came to be and why they came to be.  The third book describes the beginning of the end of the Silos.

I found the third book, like the other two, to be interesting but a bit disjointed at times.  The story jumps a bit and some of the parallel stories didn't seem necessary.  Having said this, the fact I read all three books tells you that I did find the story to be, at the very least, intriguing.

I gave "Dust" the same Goodreads score as the others: four stars.  Looking back, if it allowed me, I would have given them all three and a half stars I think.

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