Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey
2011 • 592 pages


Average rating4


In a post-apocalyptic world, some guy wants to die, because his wife went crazy and “killed herself” 3 years ago, and so he decides to do the same.

He is the sheriff of a fallout-like bunker, and dying means deciding to go outside. Everybody is afraid, because they want to know if when he goes outside to die, will he clean the lenses wit his wool. The guy is apathetic, and doesn't care one way or the other.

I found the writing to be unbearable. It is supposed to transmit a feeling of hopelessness, but it does so in detriment or character and plot. It is akin to a horror story for me. Give me content, not feelings.

So the main character wants to die. I hate suicidal characters. If means giving up reason and succumbing to emotions. His wife went hysterical, which means the same thing. Characters without intellect doesn't appeal to me.

This was an all drama experience, with nothing for me to hold on to.

Read 1:22/18:08 8%

November 29, 2018