Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Movie Review: Eden Log

Allow me to begin with a warning: EDEN LOG is a dark film. And by “dark,” I mean dim. And by “dim,” I don’t mean unintelligent. I mean, you better not be watching this film on an old-school LCD or with any ambient light in the room. The best way to view this flick is by unbolting your plasma from the wall and crawling under a blanket with it. But wait! Is there anything in this film worth seeing? What in the world is this French film even about? It’s…

Book Review: The Graveyard Book

Growing up, I spent 10 days of my every summer at a religious revival we call “Camp Meeting”. One of my ancestors helped found the place, a large square of wooden shacks that we call “tents” create a massive commons with an open-air arbor in the center. I spent time in my crib there, and we still go back every year. There were three places for hanging out at Camp Meeting: The Spring, where buckets no longer drew water for cooking and washing, but kids now engaged in water fights…

Book Review: Terminal Freeze

I just finished Lincoln Child’s latest solo novel, Terminal Freeze, and had quite a bit of fun with it. The book demonstrates why cliches stick around and continue to work on us, as this book is chock-full of them, and yet it all works in providing a very entertaining read. The action is so vivid in Terminal Freeze that the book might as well be a screenplay. The characters, scenes, plot, length, setting, it all feels destined to make its way to celluloid. The story is equal mixture Sphere, Predator,…

Book Review: Blasphemy

The world’s most powerful particle accelerator is coming online for the first time. Buried in a high mesa on a Navajo reservation, it is poised to make the greatest scientific discovery in the history of mankind. But on the eve of its momentous first run, something unexpected happens. An event so bizarre that the 12 men and women operating the experiment, some of the smartest people in the world, are unable to comprehend their findings. As they seal themselves in the mesa and stall for time, the political leaders that…

Book Review: SweetHeart

I had a love/hate relationship with Chelsea Cain’s last book, Heartsick (review). I loved the book and I hated what this said about myself. With a self-destructive detective, gruesome torture scenes, and a psychologically stunning love affair, Cain had me flipping pages and growing disgusted with my fascination. It was a book I could not recommend highly enough while I warned a lot of people away from it. After finishing Heartsick, I immediately went out and purchased a copy of its sequel, Sweetheart. I brought it home and buried it…