Sand by Hugh Howey

Its definitely not wool even if it is Post apocalyptic. its coming from a very different angle.

Sand for me is actually a lot darker than the Silo Trilogy which I felt always had a certain under current of hope . Sand is much bleaker and mostly shows humanity at its worst .

For all that its a damned good read and the main characters are accessible and likeable in different ways. Each of the siblings carries different qualities and are interesting for it.

The meetings between the main players are as interesting as the setting for this story.

Don’t read It because you want a Wool fix .

Read it because its a fantastic dark post apocalyptic book which stands by itself.

Well worth reading (although I think UK and related territories might have to wait a while ).

Loved it and look forward to what Hugh can come up with next.

 

Advertisements

About Paul Walsh

I'm a big fan of fantasy and scifi, which would make up most of my reading but will branch out often enough. Favourite authors vary over time but generally include Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Conn Iggulden, Robert Harris, Karen Maitlan, Kate Mosse, Anne Rice, Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury. John Scalzi, Mark Lawrence, Pat Rothfuss and a host of others. I'm not the harshest reviewer but will note down a few words on all books I read.
This entry was posted in Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s