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Casting Off by Hugh Howey
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Jan 22, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read from January 18 to 22, 2013

And the plot thickens in this 3rd book of the Wool Omnibus as Juliette suspects foul play in the latest deaths in the Silo. Things just aren't adding up and IT seems to be at the heart of it.

Fantastic tension and suspense and a pretty amazing revelation at the end. Howey continues with his knitting terminology in the titles. In knitting, "casting off" is where you tie of the loose ends when you've finished your knitting session so that the creation you are working on doesn't unravel. Tantalisingly, the next book is titled "The Unravelling." Very good Howey.

But in this book, the way loose ends are tied off (ie Casting off), is to send them to "Cleaning." Of course all those sent to cleaning are usually quite happy to oblige with scrubbing the cameras after that nice view they get through the helmet's visor. If only a "cleaner" knew about the helmet BEFORE they are sent out. Somebody in the silo is very determined to ensure that never happens.

5 stars

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