by Hugh Howey


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ISBN-13: 9780544838260
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 54,058
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

HUGH HOWEY is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde saga and the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Wool series. The Wool Omnibus won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award and has been translated in forty countries.

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Dust 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my word...Just spent a captivating weekend in the world of DUST! This book is "deep" in more ways than one. I loved it! Lots of emotions and thoughts. Thanks Hugh Howey! This was awesome and so are you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent addition to this series! The previous book, shift part 3, I didn't enjoy as much, but this one was amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic addition to this universe! You are missing out if you aren't reading these books!!
Hidariude More than 1 year ago
This book does do a good job of wrapping up the Silo Saga, ting up all the loose ends. One thing that seems a little unclear is exactly what is wrong with the outside, in WOOL it's implied that it's toxic chemicals, in SHIFT it's implied that it's actually nanotech, in this book it may be both. It seems clear that Hugh Howey either isn't sure himself or he wants to keep the reader guessing. It may seem like a small detail, but it's actually quite definitive as it defines the options for escape. There are moments where things get too convenient, like when the digger just happens to be on the other side of the wall that Jules digs through. Of all the places where Jules could dig, she just happened to pick the exact floor on the exact side where the digger was waiting. This coincidence, as well as 17 being the one silo that received nanites that repaired damage instead of causing it seems like too much. But then, over the course of the three books, the amount of coincidence between silos 17 and 18 just seem too much. Then there's Silo 40, which is mentioned as if it was important, and yet, when all is said and done, Hugh Howey has clearly left Silo 40 as Kindle World fodder. Despite these plot holes, the main story of Jules, Solo, Donald, Charlotte and Thurman does get wrapped quite nicely, mostly a happy ending despite how depressing most of the story has been. If you enjoyed the previous installments, definitely read this book to find out how it all ends, it's definitely a satisfying conclusion.
SusyBeast More than 1 year ago
I don't usually go for these type books (sci-fi, futuristic, etc.), but I kept seeing good reviews on this trilogy so I got Wool and started to read it. Before I was half-way through, I had ordered the second two volumes and was praying they would arrive by the time I finished the first one. LOVED them! Couldn't put them down. What a weird concept and riveting story! I was a little let down by this last one, but I think it was mainly because there was no more. :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dust is the last in the series starting with Shift and Wool. A very fine trilogy, good character development and good plots. I liken them to Asimov's writings. I read Wool first, then immediately followed by Shft and Dust. A great SF read. In the same class as Asimov and Herbert.
D_SS More than 1 year ago
Brings characters in Book 1(Wool) together with characters in Book 2 (Shift) to provide a final resolution to a government project gone bad. Makes you view snooping by the NSA as small potatoes. This falls into science fiction territory. I suggest reading the books in sequence or you will be lost.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want this seres to go on forever!
IYamVixenBooks More than 1 year ago
I cannot thank my sister enough for turning me onto Hugh Howey and the Silo series. It didn't matter that I started in the middle with WOOL, went backward to SHIFT, now finishing up with DUST. This book moves fast and I didn't want to stop reading nor did I want it to end, though I knew it had to. Power corrupts, people are going to try to make the best of a situation if it's in them to try, good versus evil....it's all there. Thus ends one of my favorite trilogies and I am so very glad that I have this on my Nook since I know I will re-read these.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Dust is the third and final volume of the Silo series by American author, Hugh Howey. Three narrative strands describe events in each of Silos 18, 17 and 1, starting just after Juliette Nichols is elected Mayor of Silo 18. Juliette’s priorities, far from her Mayoral duties, include tunnelling to Silo 17 and going Outside again for some investigative work, both of which provoke nervousness and fear in the Silo, rather than the hope they had experienced on her return, leading many to turn to the congregation of Father Wendel and his Acolyte Emmy; IT boss Lukas is in daily radio contact with Donald in Silo 1, trying to discover more about the world before; Jimmy Parker and the kids await Jules’ promised return to Silo 17 with mixed emotions; Donald, still posing as Thurman, tries to find a way to help Silo 18 in an attempt to atone for his role in the Silo scheme, while his sister, Charlotte is busy modifying drones to seek out an uncontaminated place. Just when the reader believes all the shocking measures instituted by the architects of the Silo scheme are known (the Cleaning with its the deliberately faulty suits, the Population Control, the destruction of Silos in revolt, the isolation from other Silos), Jules uncovers yet another indicator of their ruthlessness that will leave the reader gasping. Once again, Howey gives the reader an interesting plot with several twists, plenty of suspense and an exciting climax (or two or three). His characters are complex and compelling and their assessment of their situation is often relevant in the greater world. Donald muses that “Mankind had the right to go extinct. That’s what life did: it went extinct. It made room for the next in line. But individual men had often railed against the natural order” and he is told by Thurman “…the most difficult task mankind ever tried to master – and that we never quite managed – was how to pass supreme power from one hand to the next”. Donald finally tells Charlotte “Maybe the kinds of people who try to shape the world feel like they’re smarter than chaos itself”. This gripping page-turner may be the last of the series, but readers would very likely welcome a further update on the world Howey has created. Another excellent read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Attended Hugh Howey's book talk at the Savannah Book Festival. Had read Wool, so I went to hear him. I was impressed. He talked about his life and it was interesting. He talked about writing and he made good points. He was sincere and intelligent and answered questions the way a good neighbor would. Hope he keeps writing. Dust is a satisfying conclusion to the silo series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series I've read in a while
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you, Hugh Howey! I loved the Wool trilogy and the last book, Dust, did not disappoint. Not only was this a great story, the main character was a female engineer. Yes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To respond to "Hidariude." Please reread First Shift. Pay particular attention to when Silo 12 falls apart, Compare to when anyone goes out for Cleaning. The Argon gas, the nanos are in the gas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was every bit as good as I had come to expect from the first two collections, which is very good indeed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good ending to a very good series. If you like the other books you'll enjoy this one.
Sard More than 1 year ago
The Silo series was a very compelling story. Dust is the last in the series and answers so many questions that arose from the first two books. This was my first time reading Hugh Howey and I thoroughly enjoyed his writing style. His characters are well defined and very believable. I highly recommend this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I positively loved Wool, the first book in this trilogy. Shift, book 2 left me disappointed. Dust, the third book, I just stopped reading 80% into the book. Wool was laser focused on a small set of characters and a single silo, but the books that came after went too far astray. I was so happy when I found this universe, but was so severely disappointed by how it turned out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dust is a wonderful book and I could ask no better end to such a fantastic series. I am glad that while the ending is happy, it is not one that is "entirely" happy. There is loss for the gain they ended up with. I should expect no less from the Wool series. Keep it up, Hugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third time I have read this trilogy and loved it just as much. A dystopian series that will, may already have, become a classic of the genre. The world building Mr. Howey has accomplished is amazing in its complexity and entirely believable. Insight into how humans would cope and live under such circumstances as he has created in this series was wonderful. Pauses for thought and pondering the fact that such things are actually possible make this an even better reading experience.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
It Simply Brought it all to a Close- nothing BIG. When I first found Wool, by Hugh Howey, I simply saw a huge book that stuck my curiosity. I love the look of big books and this one made my mouth water. When I purchased it at a discounted price, via Barnes & Noble Marketsellers, I knew it had to be mind. What I didn't know was it was book one of a tri-book series. Naturally, I had to possess them all, like Pokémon! lol I finally received them and added them to my TBR List. The final book, Dust, brings it all together, bringing Juliette back and reuniting her with Lucas. All the players are in the game, but exactly how does this bring a resolution to the story? REVENGE Juliette and Solo are determined to pay back the ones who created such a world for everyone. Donald and Charlotte are more than ready to help and Luke... poor Luke with his head in the stars has to pay a price. So much happened in this book. for the full review:http://tinyurl.com/zu2bhgv **Book is from my personal library.
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MyndiL More than 1 year ago
This was quite an ending! We get to learn a bit more about why the silos were built and what the grand plan was for the people inside. We learn whether or not the outside is livable and why so many people were sent out to clean. We get to see a fantastic leader rise up and continue leading her people into a future that she only dreams is possible. We also get to see her grow from a desire for revenge to a person with hope and a desire to help those she cares about have a future. And we get to see someone only recently pulled into the mess escape and make friends. There were sad parts and parts of joy, there was confusion and times of understanding and it ended with what the author intended for all of us...hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago