Monday, 9 February 2015

Sand by Hugh Howey

Sand describes another dystopian future created by the author who brought you Wool. This however is a completely different world - a world, not surprisingly, covered in sand. The story revolves around the sand-divers who dive for salvage - a concept Howey has made both interesting and believable.

The characters at the heart of Sand are a dysfunctional family whose father has deserted them before the story begins. He had been a powerful man in the community and his disappearance has thrown the family into chaos. His children are left to carry on the sand-diver tradition and to hunt for the mythical city of Danver, a quest that has the power to transform their lives.

Sand is very readable and relatively uncomplicated. Although the story came to a tidy ending I suspect there may be another book to fill in some more of the background of the how this world came to be. If you enjoyed the Wool trilogy, Sand is definitely a book you won’t want to miss.

Posted by R Meyers

Catalogue link: Sand

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