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The Stranded by Hugh Howey
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Feb 13, 12

Read from February 06 to 09, 2012

I was too sick to read for very long periods and ended up reading this relatively short novel very slowly (besides, it had so much nail-biting action in it that my emotions couldn’t take more than a little bit at a time!). It was a great read. Howey didn’t disappoint his readers with a flop ending to the story of the silo(s). This final novel took the characters from Wool 4 and threw them into the most impossible circumstances and it seemed up until the end that a happy ending was out of the question. But things came together, our heroes survived, they made a difference, they discovered truths and lies, they took down the despot.

What I loved about the characters in this one was that you could see them growing as persons throughout. There’s nothing worse than a Mary Sue or a character that never messes up, feels confused, struggles with doubt, etc. and there was none of that nonsense in this series.

I love the Wool series so freakin’ much it’s bordering on ridiculousness. As soon as he publishes something new I’m spending my tiny hoard of money on it.
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message 1: by Lee (last edited Sep 01, 2012 07:02PM) (new)

Lee What did you think of the part where Jules dons the suit and goes under water? I knew something was going to happen, it just had to, talk about nail biting, that was some of the most tension filled writing I have read in a while.


Sandhouse Jesus Christ. Talk about claustrophobic. Depth, drowning, cold, cavernous. Terrible.


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