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Staff Pick

I don't usually read too much in the post-apocalypse genre, but two employees chose this self-published book in their Top 5 list last year, and when Simon & Schuster produced it this year, I just had to give it a try. And, yeah, the title and cover are odd, but don't let them stop you from reading this book. Wool took me by surprise. It was so amazing I want to tell everyone to read it!
Recommended by Carla M., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.

Wool is the first novel in the bestselling Silo series that also includes Shift and Dust.

Review:

"Howey's Wool is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world." Justin Cronin, bestselling author of The Passage

Review:

"Secrets unfold with just the right pacing... If you're looking for a good post-apocalyptic read, you can't do much better than Wool." Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series

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"With Wool Hugh Howey has created a new science fiction classic." Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One on Wool

Review:

"Exilharating, intense, addictive." S.J. Watson, bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep

Review:

"In Wool, Hugh Howey delivers the key elements of great science fiction: an authentic and detailed future-world; realistic, relatable characters to live in it; and a taut, thoughtful story. Howey's supple, muscular writing is the icing on the cake." Jonathan Hayes, author of A Hard Death

Review:

"Sci-fi's Underground Hit...appeal[s] to both men and women, and has attracted hard-core science fiction fans as well as general readers, much like The Hunger Games." The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis:

The thrilling eBook blockbuster that grew into a New York Times bestseller.

What would you do

if the world outside was deadly,

and the air you breathed could kill?

And you lived in a place

where every birth required a death,

and the choices you made could save lives —

or destroy them.

This is Jules’s story.

This is the world of Wool.

About the Author

Hugh Howey is the author of Wool, a book he wrote while working as a bookseller, writing each morning and during every lunch break for nearly three years. Originally self-published in 2011, Wool has grown into a New York Times bestseller. He now lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. For more information visit HughHowey.com/wool/.

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ndavislmt, October 30, 2014 (view all comments by ndavislmt)
I am loving post-apocalyptic books right now! It kept me guessing the whole time and I couldn't put it down. This is a great vacation read. I read it in a week or so and continued to the next in the series as soon as I was finished. I read really fast so this might not be the case for everyone, plus it helps that I was reading until 2 in the morning every night because it was so immersive. Definitely worth a read!
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GrannyH, November 17, 2013 (view all comments by GrannyH)
Set in a dystopian future, Wool had me within a few pages. People are living in an underground silo with over 100 levels because the outside air is poisonous. Crumbling skyscrapers can be viewed through portals that become increasingly obscured by blowing dust. Lotteries determine who will be allowed to give birth to new babies to replace those who die from natural causes (and get buried in the gardens that supply food) or commit crimes and are sent outside to clean the portal sensors and die. Expressing a desire to go outside means you will be the next cleaner. I look forward to future books that may reveal how the world became poisoned, and the future of the people of the silo, who have stolen my heart.
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Holly B, July 26, 2013 (view all comments by Holly B)
I read about this book on the Daily Dose email, and thank goodness for that. Compelling and intricate, each part layers onto the next, creating a complex, realistic society with shattering revelations. Some might call it sci fi, but it's really more of a general fiction dystopian future. It really packs a punch.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781476733951
Author:
Howey, Hugh
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130312
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in

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Product details 528 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781476733951 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I don't usually read too much in the post-apocalypse genre, but two employees chose this self-published book in their Top 5 list last year, and when Simon & Schuster produced it this year, I just had to give it a try. And, yeah, the title and cover are odd, but don't let them stop you from reading this book. Wool took me by surprise. It was so amazing I want to tell everyone to read it!

"Review" by , "Howey's Wool is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world."
"Review" by , "Secrets unfold with just the right pacing... If you're looking for a good post-apocalyptic read, you can't do much better than Wool."
"Review" by , "With Wool Hugh Howey has created a new science fiction classic."
"Review" by , "Exilharating, intense, addictive."
"Review" by , "In Wool, Hugh Howey delivers the key elements of great science fiction: an authentic and detailed future-world; realistic, relatable characters to live in it; and a taut, thoughtful story. Howey's supple, muscular writing is the icing on the cake."
"Review" by , "Sci-fi's Underground Hit...appeal[s] to both men and women, and has attracted hard-core science fiction fans as well as general readers, much like The Hunger Games."
"Synopsis" by , The thrilling eBook blockbuster that grew into a New York Times bestseller.

What would you do

if the world outside was deadly,

and the air you breathed could kill?

And you lived in a place

where every birth required a death,

and the choices you made could save lives —

or destroy them.

This is Jules’s story.

This is the world of Wool.

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