Dust : (Wool Trilogy 3) Hardback
by Hugh Howey
Part of the Wool Trilogy series
This is the much-anticipated final instalment of the Wool trilogy. "The next Hunger Games". (The Sunday Times). "Thrilling, thought-provoking and memorable...one of dystopian fiction's masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World." (Daily Express).
In the aftermath of the uprising, the people of Silo 18 are coming to terms with a new order.
Some embrace the change, others fear the unknown; none have control of their fate.
The Silo is still in danger. There are those set on its destruction. Jules knows they must be stopped. The battle has been won. The war is just beginning.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 24/10/2013
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781780891873
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Review by infjsarah
The conclusion to the Wool trilogy was very enjoyable.It's actually hard to review without spoilers. A lot of people die.Some of the reviews say that Juliette acts out of character from the previous books. I don't feel that - I think she was on a rollercoaster and couldn't stop. She had found out so much, she couldn't turn around and say stop - I don't want to know more or escape. Only death would have stopped her determination to control her own life.This is one of the best new series I have read in the past few years.
Review by AdonisGuilfoyle
I wasn't going to bother, after reading <i>Shift</i>, but I'm so glad I did: <i>Dust</i> has restored my faith in Hugh Howey's trilogy. Really, in my opinion, books one and three do the job; <i>Shift</i> is an interesting prequel, but sort of interrupts the pacing. Charlotte and Donald in silo one connect the past and the present, but I'm sure their story could have been worked into the other two novels.Anyway, I raced through the final instalment, abandoning another sluggish novel to lose myself in Howey's incredible world building. Picking up the threads from <i>Wool</i> and <i>Shift</i> took a couple of chapters - who? what? when? - but the characters from all three novels are so strong that I could still follow the plot while getting reacquainted. Charlotte and Donald in the central silo, Juliette and Lukas in eighteen, and Solo and the children in seventeen are all drawn together to outsmart the warped wisdom of those who drove civilisation underground, sacrificing lives and taking charge of their own future. I was completely engrossed, even after the patchy pacing of the second novel. The analogy is heavy-handed in places - basically, believe half of what you see and none of what religion tells you - but nothing like the sledgehammer morality of Stephen King.I would definitely recommend the trilogy, but <i>Wool</i> and <i>Dust</i> are the best parts, padded out with <i>Shift</i>.