I am reading all 5 stories in a row and writing a review the day following. I loved the first story and how it was told and while this part of the story had the same superior writing style and editing, it did not have the momentum of the first story. I felt the first story would have been great as a stand alone short story, but this story I felt was just a way to give greater background on the lifestyle and make up of the silo vs having as much of a story behind it. I will say that the author went way behind what most writers do in explaining how the characters have survived in an underground silo for so many years... explaining their community, laws, commerce in a way that you don't find in many books about the world after it comes to an end. Great writing, but I just didn't feel engaged in teh story as I did in the first installment. Looking forward to reading part 3 later today.