Hugh Howey / May 27, 2020
Sand The new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy The old world is buried A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes Here in this land of howling wind and infernal san
  • Title: Sand
  • Author: Hugh Howey
  • ISBN: 9781780893181
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy.The old world is buried A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost.Palmer has never been the same since his father walked out twelve years ago His elder sister, Vic, is trying to run awayThe new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy.The old world is buried A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost.Palmer has never been the same since his father walked out twelve years ago His elder sister, Vic, is trying to run away from the past his younger brothers, Connor and Rob, are risking their lives to embrace it His mother, left with nothing but anger, is just trying to forget.Palmer wants to prove his worth, not only to his family, but to himself And in the barren, dune covered landscape of his home, there is only one way to earn respect sand diving Plunging deep below the desert floor in search of relics and scraps of the old world He is about to embark on the most dangerous dive of his young life, aiming to become the first to discover the rumoured city below.Deep within the sand lies the key to bringing his family together and tearing their world apart.
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      • Hugh Howey

        I m the author of WOOL, a top 5 science fiction book on I also wrote the Molly Fyde saga, a tale of a teenager from the 25th century who is repeatedly told that girls can t do certain things and then does them anyway.A theme in my books is the celebration of overcoming odds and of not allowing the cruelty of the universe to change who you are in the process Most of them are classified as science fiction, since they often take place in the future, but if you love great stories and memorable characters, you ll dig what you find here I promise.


    1. in this post apocalyptic tale, sand is like water maverick sand divers use their amazing sand suits to uncover buried pre apocalypse tools and materials otherwise life is pretty miserable, and sandy there s an actual glossary of sand terms happily the book is so much than that admittedly original concept all the different voices of a disparate family give this future society flavor and nuance the characters themselves are warmly developed the depressing atmosphere was nicely alleviated by chara [...]

    2. Am I really only the second person to rate this 1 star Am I the asshole here So be it.As a huge fan of Wool Omnibus Silo, 1 and Hugh Howey, I was extremely disappointed with his latest effort I found myself unable to get into the story, to connect with most of the characters, to visualize this sand buried world No matter how hard I tried, I couldn t feel any of it.Howey s writing is good as always He is definitely skilled with the written word But the plot left me trolling other reviews for answ [...]

    3. I wanted to like Sand than I did I was completely into the story and curious where Howey was taking his characters and readers I started to wonder about the ending when I realized I was at 95% on my Kindle To me it feels like he was getting close to his target word count and decided to just tie up the loose ends then and there Hours after reading the last page, I still feel like there s supposed to be I get what he did, but it feels unfinished.

    4. Sand has a very different feel to Wool It s a much grittier sorry affair in many ways reversing the dynamic We now have an open environment and a totally disorganised and essentially lawless society where characters fend for themselves, one dusty day at a time It has a much adult feel dealing with sexual themes and gory comeuppances and is littered with swear words than you may be used to from this author but this fits perfectly with the world Howey has once again expertly built and while it m [...]

    5. So, this Hugh guy is pretty alright I ve made it no real secret that I adore the Silo Series I felt it was one of the most creative, haunting and visceral stories I ve ever read a series that stays with you, like, inside you, deep inside In your feeling I only have one With Sand, Howey has created ANOTHER world in the same ilk haunting, emotional, gloomy And, like the Silo books, Sand will stick with me for a while.Sand follows a down on their luck family of sand divers in a future Colorado a Co [...]

    6. About three months ago, my Science Fiction Lit class and I had the opportunity to interview Hugh Howey During the interview, naturally, we started talking about his upcoming projects and publications, and he offered some really good advice about his then, as of yet, unpublished novel Sand don t read it It was, according to him, too dark, too vulgar, and too different from Wool Omnibus Silo, 1 So, don t waste your time don t bother, don t read it he said Naturally, his telling a class of high sch [...]

    7. Another excellent book from Hugh Howey who has now joined my list of favourite authors Like Wool this is a kind of post apocalyptic thriller with some great original ideas The descriptions of sand diving were brilliant and kept the reader permanently on edge wondering if each individual would survive The characters were drawn well and as for the ending loved it This book could be stand alone or the first of a series Either way it was exceptionally good.

    8. Four and a half rusted and sand blasted stars Mr Howey is a talent, I absolutely loved Wool and part of the challenge is the expectations it created The setting for Wool and now Sand is brutal and post apocalyptic Something happened we don t know what, nuclear war, extreme climate change something happened And what s left is sand, lots of grit, gravel, and sand So much that there is an entire lexicon around it, which Howey reveals throughout the novel But, somehow, people are surviving Sand fo [...]

    9. A firm 2.5 if I was permitted.The last status update probably says it best Started out great, finished OK, but staggered around a bit drunkenly in the middle Also a few awkward, overly graphic scenes that felt out of place I don t want to say uncomfortable, since I wasn t offended at all, but they just seemed over the top compared to the overall tone of the rest of the book In particular the scenes depicting Dystopian Mom prostitutes s after sex, rustic contraceptive routines just plain awkward [...]

    10. actual rating 3.5 ere wouldn t BE world hunger if you people would live where the FOOD IS YOU LIVE IN A DESERT UNDERSTAND THAT YOU LIVE IN A FUCKING DESERT NOTHING GROWS HERE NOTHING S GONNA GROW HERE Come here, you see this This is sand You know what it s gonna be 100 years from now IT S GONNA BE SAND YOU LIVE IN A FUCKING DESERT We have deserts in America, we just don t live in them, assholes Sam KinisonUnfortunately moving out of the desert isn t an option for the denizens of Low Pub.or is it [...]

    11. There s a trend among some Indie authors to take their story and serialize it like a TV show While I respect their right to do this, personally, I m not a fan I see the marketing reasons for this, and as a writer who wants to make money from my writing, it makes a lot of sense But as a reader, I m not enthused Sure, I ve read some serializations and enjoyed them greatly, but, given the choice, I would rather acquire a book, knowing that The End means exactly that.Part of my aversion is I don t l [...]

    12. Executive Summary While not as good as Wool I d put it about on par with Shift and Dust.Audio book Karen Chilton is a fine but mostly unexceptional reader However I listened at 1.3x speed, which I don t normally do, so that may played into it slightly.She s clear and easy to understand, but didn t really add or detract from the story itself.Full ReviewIn his first book book since finishing his Silo trilogy, Mr Howey does a good job creating another interesting post apocalyptic world However, I d [...]

    13. I enjoyed SAND quite a bit, but wasn t quite as blown away as I was with WOOL I never felt as invested in the characters, partly because Howey jumped around quite a bit He stayed within the same family, but there never seemed to be enough time spent in one POV I was also a bit surprised at the direction he took in the later sections I was really interested in this whole diving for lost treasure thing, and he really built that up, but then kind of threw the concept under the bus later I won t go [...]

    14. 4 Gritty Stars The old world is buried A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost And so it went, sand piling up to the heavens and home sinking toward hell.This was my first dystopian post apocalyptic novel of 2014 after a bunch of historical fictions, fantasies, and about six back to back historical romance Diving straight into a new post apocalyptic world wasn t wise It was naive of me [...]

    15. Two and a half gritty, sand filled stars.A world covered in sand Cities buried hundreds of metres below, in silent sandy graves Fortunately for the people of this land there are plenty of things to salvage from its sandy depths Sand divers risk their lives to dive down to these cities, making a living from the loot they find there Unfortunately, that is about the only positive of living in such a desolate world The land is harsh and unforgiving The community battles daily against the ever advanc [...]

    16. I am going to review this hard, because I can feel the sand in my shorts Four stars because its Hugh and its good, and despite my grit filled thoughts, it was a fine read.First off I am going to stand by what I said at the 50% mark Sand was written as a vehicle to put the reader into as many scenes of claustrophobic asphyxiation as possible If you can come up for air long enough to realize you are being played, it s only mildly distracting.I think there were too many characters, too many points [...]

    17. Hugh Howey has heart.His talent is a given at this point not to mention his imagination and work ethic, judging by the rate at which he puts out quality work but it is his heart that truly elevates his writing and, I think, defines his style He doesn t simply tell the story He bleeds it There are passages in Sand where pardon the unintentional pun the sentence structure erodes Descriptions become fragmented, chaotic Clipped and fragmented thoughts flow into paragraphs with hardly a period in the [...]

    18. Have you ever thought of what will define the world hundreds of years from now What it might look or sound like What life would be like Personally, I have never given it much thought, until I read Sand Sand , written by Hugh Howey, answers all of these questions in his science fiction thriller Told through the perspective of a family that lives on the dune filled Earth, we are able to experience the daily turmoil that occupies their lives The world is war torn and crippled It lacks the efficienc [...]

    19. Sand is one of those high concept thought experiment stories so beloved in Science Fiction, a modern day what if story that dares to ask a very difficult question but then succeeds or fails on the answer it provides In this respect, the book quite possibly fails because in the end the sum of its parts didn t add up to a whole view spoiler I found it impossible to believe that any mining operation, no matter how large, could bury the whole of Colorado and possibly under 1000 metres of waste sand [...]

    20. Update I just read on Twitter that HH is working on a sequel Finally Original review I find myself torn on the rating I want to give this book The problem I have is that I don t know if this is the first in a series of omnibuses like in the Wool Silo series If it s done, totally finished, then I would give it a three If it s just the beginning, then it is a five I just have so many questions at this point Entirely too many for a complete story As for the story itself, it was written by Hugh Howe [...]

    21. Ok It s pretty much blasphemy to say this, but I truly felt that Sand was even better than Wool Every time I think Hugh Howey has hit his stride, he puts something out that elevates his writing even His character development is masterful, as always His world building is top notch, and he has written another Sci Fi classic I m just blown away at how he makes me care so damn much about the people in his head This was a mature offering from Howey, but it wasn t gratuitous The and by I mean not [...]

    22. I really wanted to like Sand than I actually did, as I loved SO MUCH the Silo Series by this author it simply was a masterpiece With Sand, it initially looked to me like Howey managed to create another similarly haunting, gloomy and gripping world after devouring the first 50 pages, I was totally into it, I was completely into the story and curious where Howey was going to take his characters The storyline is well developed, the characters are nuanced and credible in their contradictions and co [...]

    23. I finished Sand this morning and was surprised to find a tear I ve wanted to cry from reading a book before, and did at the end of listening to 11 22 63, but never have while reading someone else s fiction Sand Omnibus did that I m not sure I could give a stronger recommendation Sand is King of the Hill for 2014 s reading crops, and while it s early, I expect it to be up there for a good while.Full review at Adventures in Scifi Publishing adventuresinscifipublishin

    24. Much like Wool, Hugh Howey gives us a different version of a human ant farm, only with no water and a ton of sand to keep you thirsty throughout the whole book Sand cities named so closely to the old world of cities that sound like Denver, Colorado and Colorado Springs gave a whole new meaning for me since I happen to live in Denver Sand divers with suits and technology to move sand, scavenge for goods for coin or trade, was an interesting way for some to survive A deep gash in the earth known a [...]

    25. Ugh I could not finish this.This book made me so sad, because I absolutely loved the Silo trilogy Sand, however, was a chore to sit through however much of it I did The starting concept the world is buried in sand and there s these sand divers who, you know, dive in the sand, is real neat but this both isn t explored enough, and can t save the rest of it.Incredibly awkward, unlikable characters and dialogue, unbelievable dialogue over, and just I don t even know, I m just so disappointed with it [...]

    26. I m a big fan of Wool, so I had high expectations for Sand Maybe that s why the book felt like a letdown I liked the world that the author started to create the suite technology and sand dives felt real The ecosystem of the world was underdeveloped The use of different names for sand was a good try to build the lore, but there were too many different sand names and it was hard to remember which one is what The world felt artificial because there weren t enough elements of life in the desert desc [...]

    27. Really a 4.25 4.5 I had some issues with the ending and some of the details of the day to day life Like, how are these people still alive That s one of those things that epic fantasy sci fi fantasy usually deals with pretty creatively but I was left just having to accept it It starts a little slow, as new worlds often do, but it picks up around 15% and it s extremely compelling the rest of the way By 50% I could hardly put it down The dystopian feel is absolutely oppressive and that makes for so [...]

    28. I m torn on the rating I should give this one Part of me says it s really only a three star book Part of me says IT S HUGH FREAKING HOWEY and deserves five on that basis alone So I split the difference and gave it four Is Sand as good as Wool Of course not Is it good Yeah It s an intriguing world where Denver known as Danvar is buried beneath a mile of sand only the intrepid can dive down through And that s not even really the main part of the plot It s mostly a novel about family relationships, [...]

    29. Love this author I ve been waiting for books from him after reading the Silo and Molly Fyde series Frankly, I needed something to wash the taste out after the gore of his I Zombie, which I wish I hadn t read, sorry Hugh Anyway, Sand did not disappoint, and I was left, once again, wanting .

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