Rameau’s review archive: Casting Off (Wool 03) by Hugh Howey


The silo has appointed a new sheriff. Her name is Juliette, and she comes not from the shadows of deputies, but from the depths of the down deep.

But what does being a mechanic have to do with upholding the law? And how will she be able to concentrate on the silo’s future when she is surrounded by the ghosts of its past?

Before she can even settle in, the whirring gears of the silo begin to grind anew. Things aren’t right. And the people whose help she most needs are gone.

If Juliette isn’t careful, she’ll soon be among them.

Casting Off (Wool, #3)Casting Off by Hugh Howey

So this is why serialised fiction sells on Amazon. I’m sorry but it’s not working for me.

After the first one, these two novellas (that I got when they were free last year) feel like overly long chapters of a longer story. Howey might have done better plotting and writing a full length novel after the first story than keep adding these short stories and later slapping them together into incomplete omnibus packets.

Rating icon. A hairless cat is wearing a santa hat and a sour expression. On the hat reads: meh.

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5 Responses to Rameau’s review archive: Casting Off (Wool 03) by Hugh Howey

  1. So short but ok, perhaps such novellas don’t deserve anything longer. Novellas *snort*

    • rameau says:

      It was so much longer than the original short story but it had less to say: Definitely deserves less said on it.

  2. blodeuedd says:

    Wasn’t he a douchebag too?

    • rameau says:

      He’s a man, isn’t that enough? But you’re right, he made some offensive remarks online and then he made a few more. I haven’t heard of anything new though.

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