Book Review

Dust (2013)

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY Author Hugh Howey's Dust answers the questions left over from Wool
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY Author Hugh Howey's Dust answers the questions left over from Wool

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2013; Writer: Hugh Howey; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: CreateSpace

The saga that began in 2011 with a breathtaking self-published novel called Wool comes to a satisfying end with Dust. Mechanic-turned-reluctant savior Juliette is perilously close to proving that her home — a city built in an underground silo, away from the earth's now-toxic atmosphere — is not the only ''world'' out there. Howey's propulsive narrative metes out all of the answers Juliette (and we) have been seeking: Why were the silos built? Is life outside possible? Even though his heroine suffers painful losses along the way, her tale of survival still has a powerful lift. B+

Originally posted Aug 28, 2013 Published in issue #1275 Sep 06, 2013 Order article reprints
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