Review by Johanne Pearl Couturier
This first book of the series is amazing! Hugh Howey presents characters in a way that you can see them, feel them, almost touch them. So why only 4 stars?
Because… well… I was destabilized twice and, yes, I must admit, I was really pissed, TWICE!!! So much so that I wanted to throw that book on the wall!
The story starts with many people living in a silo and only seeing what is left of the “outside” through cameras that are located on top of the silo. After several generations, can you imagine how a society could evolve and function in such a closed space? Life and death rules, working rules, all sorts of rules to make sure everybody has its place in this post-apocalyptic world Hugh Howey created. He lets us discover everything slowly by all sorts of events, and it really makes sense! Humans are humans wherever they are.