The Silo Series by Hugh Howey

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The Silo Omnibus is a series of short stories which take place on a post apocalyptic Earth. The stories are split into a series of books. Wool consists of the first 5 stories, Shift contains the next 3 stories and Dust is the final part of the Silo saga.

I admit I wasn’t that impressed with this series at first. But that is mainly my own fault. I had picked up Shift as I needed something to read on the train, not realising it was the second book in a series. Shift tells some of the back story of how the Silos were created and I think this took away all the mystery and suspense when I did actually go back and read the first book.

By the time I got around to reading the final book I was really enjoying this series. The story is a little different from most other dystopian novels I’ve read. There is very little action and the story focuses more on the consequences of lying to people.

So yes I did actually enjoy these books. Though I wouldn’t say it was a “modern masterpiece” as the cover of Dust claims it to be.

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5 thoughts on “The Silo Series by Hugh Howey

  1. Hello, Emma! I saw that you liked my first post, and I wanted to come say thank you. 🙂 I’ve looked through your blog, too, and I think the idea of the 52-book challenge is amazing — I hope it works out!

  2. HUGH HOWEY started out as a NaNoWriMo novelist (as I am) and after writing 9 novels, finally broke through with WOOL. I’ve yet to read his work; probably because I am too busy writing my own work. Thanks for visiting DooRFrame Books. Hope you’ll consider picking up one of mine — I’d recommend starting with my first METAL MAN WALKING. BTW, I love you photograph (of yourself) ! Carley

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