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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 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.
Publisher: London : Century, 2014
ISBN: 9781780893181
Branch Call Number: FIC SF
Characteristics: 368 pages ; map ; 24 cm


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Jan 23, 2018

Howey does a pretty good job of creating a universe with only vague ties to ours, an extrapolation of what the future could look like, but only if you squinted and turn your head in a certain way. Kudos for his ability to do that. However, the florid repetitious narrative of saying the same thing three times seems to be a byproduct of word counting to fill a quota. This work appears to be a compilation of short stories/novellas.

I thought there was ample character growth, and I loved the thought of flowing through sand. As I neared the end, I found myself wishing to learn more of what lies ahead for these characters. That, I think, may be high praise for any novelist.

Oct 12, 2017

Dystopian novel about a family surviving among two settlements where the constant encroachment of sand dictates how their lives unfurl. This novel has a good narrative and pace with okay character development. Worth reading if you are a fan of the genre.

elynn_0 Dec 17, 2015

I enjoyed the book, but the Overdrive version was not that great on my Android phone. A couple of chapters were impossible to access; I could read the first page, but when I tried to read the second page the system flipped to the end of the chapter. Checking out books on Kindle worked much better!

May 29, 2014

I loved Wool. That being said it was so hard to get into Sand. The characters just weren't developed enough to get in to. The world was a world I just couldn't wrap my head around and imagine as the story took place. I wanted to love this book to, but was disappointed.

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