Review: Proper Gauge

Proper Gauge
Proper Gauge by Hugh Howey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The excitement continues!

Wool left me with so many questions-
‘how long have they been here?’
‘how did they get here?’
‘what happened outside?’
‘how big is this place?’
‘how do they even survive?’

Well thankfully, Proper Gauge starts answering some of them. It picks up where Wool left off, with consequential events happening at a similar deceptive pace. Howey brilliantly foreshadows the end, but then leads us into a false sense of complacency, with the story ending on just as big a surprise as the last one.

It’s too late for me now; I have a vested interest in life in the Silo. I care about the inhabitants and I’m worrying about individuals. I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like to have to wait whole weeks for the next story. Although having the rest of them beside me means I probably won’t get much of a chance to eat or sleep, much less leave the house to work…

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