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- Publisher: eFitzgerald Publishing; 1 edition (January 5, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 5, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CJYAEXS
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Cleaning Up: a Silo story (Karma Book 2) Kindle Edition
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This author allows us to experience the life of Karma (Helen Keene), the wife of Senator Donald Keene before the big day. I recall feeling frustration and anger right alongside Donald when he found out that his wife had moved on, married, and had children in the other Silo. Boy oh boy did this author do an excellent job of putting things in perspective. I truly love the way she spins Karma's tale of what really happened in her Silo. I also enjoyed the back-story she told through the flashbacks of her life with Donald.
I am currently on Karma #4 and am sad to know that I only have one more to read. I sincerely hope this author writes more Silo fan fiction. Even if she doesn't choose to continue the Karma Series, she does such a great job of telling the Silo story that I hope she continues.
If you are a fan of Hugh Howey's Silo Series, I highly recommend this fan fiction collection to you. I promise, you won't be sorry you read it. I'd pay top dollar for more by this author. No doubt!
Now that I've finished Wool proper, I've been working my way through the fan fiction, somewhat in the order of when they were written, but with sequels first, so a shame about book 5 not being finished yet, so I will be reading the Archipelago ones next. I've enjoyed the fan fiction thus far, especially the too brief, The Last Prayer by Lyndon Perry, who promises to be up to the quality of Patrice Fitzgerald, so I really hope he eventually continues what he had planned.
Thank you Patrice for writing this story, and I look forward to the fifth and final part, with great anticipation.
It's even sexier when its representatives don't forget their elders and quote such greats as George Orwell, as Fitzgerald does on the opening page:
"Who controls the past controls the Future. Who controls the present controls the past."
This quote is highly relevant when you discover the story, but expect no spoiler here. Let's just say that, as in any good anticipation novel, it's always quite risky to stand out of the crowd and think too much. As Maya points out:
"Playing dumb was a requirement for everyone in the silo, especially those of us who remembered the past..."
Highly notable: in this second installment, Fitzgerald seems liberated, wilder somehow. While still respecting Hugh Howey's original universe, she has found her own voice, and does not hesitate to instill a little romance here and there, a little sex too - always tastily. And there's a terrible, unbearable moment involving a toe that will have you cringe as you read. If you have children, prepare to feel something.
In other words, Cleaning Up is a creative story - that is to say a potentially dangerous endeavour, since "arts are frowned upon down here. No surprise. Creativity leads to Freedom of Thought." Wool spawned an impressive amount of creative stories, like a stone cast in a pond forming infinite ripples. Even its spin-offs could engender spin-offs of their own. As a Frenchman, I wish someone would use one of Cleaning Up's passages as a springboard for a "Fench silo":
"The Eiffel Tower could be sitting under a sunny sky surrounded by cafés peopled by Fenchmen enjoying croissants and crêpes - just as it was on my honeymoon - on the other side of an ocean that might still exist. Or it could be a former tower turned into melted steel, twisted out of recognition, buffeted by the same toxic clouds visible from our wallscreen. We just don't know."
Call me mad, but such beautifully written post-apocalyptic descriptions make my mind wander, and just beg for more. So just give us some more, Patrice.
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I guess I am imagining the character different from the author. Maybe the next one is better.
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