The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Palmer has never been the same since his father walked out twelve years ago. His elder sister, Vic, is trying to run away from the past; his younger brothers, Connor and Rob, are risking their lives to embrace it. His mother, left with nothing but anger, is just trying to forget.
Palmer wants to prove his worth, not only to his family, but to himself. And in the barren, dune-covered landscape of his home, there is only one way to earn respect: Sand-diving. Plunging deep below the desert floor in search of relics and scraps of the old world. He is about to embark on the most dangerous dive of his young life, aiming to become the first to discover the rumoured city below.
Deep within the sand lies the key to bringing his family together - and tearing their world apart.
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By Anne on 03-10-14
What disappointed you about Sand?
I can hardly believe this book was written by the same writer of Wool-Shift-Dust. Although the general idea was original to begin with, it was badly written, very unclear explanations, cheap sentiment, too many words, pure fill-up.
What was most disappointing about Hugh Howey’s story?
All the false sentiment was horrible. Also chaotic explanations and long-winded.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
I am only a reader, not a writer so I cannot say.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sand?
All the scenes with the mother and the happy-clappy family nonsense.
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