My rating: 5 of 5 stars
How did I ever not hear of this book when it came out? Shame on me!
In just 58 pages, Hugh Howey manages to take me through roller-coaster turns of
‘no, they’re telling the truth’
‘no, they’re really lying’
You get the picture. The story moves fast, as short stories must do, and I was hooked from the opening line ‘The children were playing while Holston climbed to his death.’ Although it wasn’t hard to follow the story (from Holston turning himself in, to his overnight stay on death row, to facing his death sentence) it was hawking hard to figure out exactly how the story was going to end.
This is one of those stories I literally could not put down, and I waved off annoying irritations (like loved ones wanting attention, me needing to go to work, the house burning down around me*; nothing anywhere as serious as finishing this story) just to find out what was really happening.
Outstanding. An amazing story. And the ending did not let me down.
No wonder when the story was released it gained a cult following with readers screaming for more.
And of course, there is more! Stay tuned for further exciting reviews in the Silo series!
* My house did not burn down around me, but I imagine if it did, the firies would have found me reading by the fire…