Dust : (Wool Trilogy 3) Paperback
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: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 13/02/2014
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780099586739
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Review by Iira
I don't like happy endings, but Dust was a great end to a great trilogy. The story is still gripping and the third part adds something new to the series; it really brings the story together and sheds new light on previous events. Although I'm sad to have reached the end, I'm happy it ended and that it ended the way it did. Any more sequels would only water the story down, and ruin one of the few happy endings I liked.
Review by reading_fox
The last instalment of the trilogy. Looking at how the characters from <i>Wool</i> and <i>Shift</i> bring about their futures, why they where there, and what happens after. But in contrast to the previous two volumes it's very rushed! The author's decided where he's going and now quickly speeds through lots of action to get us there. This leads to many scenes not working properly, with leaders being far too charismatic and carrying crowds with them at little reason. Too many people are introduced for a fragment of a scene and then abandoned again. Motivations that had been clearly explained are changed and glossed over.That said it does finish the series off reasonably well with an understanding of what was originally intended and how it has 'gone wrong' or not in the process. However I'm not happy with the explanation, and especially not with it as a global response. The timeframe is never properly explained either. The plot follows all the characters from the previous books - Juliet, Donny and Jimmy's youngest adoptee Eliza as events all around Silo 18 (and 17) come together. Juliet gets to do lots of things she's always wanted to - although not without opposition. Some of it is thrown in as religion, the least well explored and hastiest sections of the book. Very poor. Eliza (I don't know why suddenly the insights of a 6yr old are considered important) finds a Puppy. It's in her Book, she knows what it is. Loses it. and finds it again. There are lots of strangers around. Meanwhile Donny finds himself awake again, something that he never expected to happen. It takes a bit of digging to understand why, and he tries to redeem his mistakes.Wasn't really impressed with this, it was kind of obvious where it was going form the 2nd book, but didn't explain well enough the diversions it took to get there. Silo 40 et al was annoying.
Review by eclecticdodo
Final part of the trilogy (Wool, Shift, Dust). Back in the silo, Juliette is mayor and trying to hold things together while also opening people's eyes to the truth. Meanwhile in Silo 1 revolution is afoot. A nice resolution to the series, with quite a few questions answered but still leaving plenty of room for the imagination as to what their future holds. I'd really recommend this whole series. As well as being thoroughly entertaining, it prompts the reader to think about bigger questions of freedom and the greater good.