Review: The Unraveling

The Unraveling
The Unraveling by Hugh Howey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This instalment ended exactly the way I knew it wouldn’t! Instead of drama, I’m left with questions: how will this time be different? How will they avoid repeating history? How can this train-wreck-about-to-happen not happen? Because surely that’s what Howey intends. Right?

We’re deep enough in now to be able to appreciate some depth to the issues faced. Regardless of our attachment to characters so far, and our mourning of various deaths, we’re now looking to the future of mankind itself. There’s been a subtle shift from caring about individuals to caring about the whole human race, whatever’s left of it. There are bigger answers at stake and higher obstacles in the way now.

Again, Howey drip-fed us information, and led us down a pathway, and never have I felt so omniscient when reading a story. I know more about the truth of their world than they do, more about what can go wrong. But I know nothing of their bravery, determination, intelligence and drive; and that’s what’s going to get them through.

I have no idea how this will end – only hope.

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