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.
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.
Little Wolf, May 31, 2013 (view all comments by Little Wolf)
The 20th century had its share of dystopian novels..."1984", "Atlas Shrugged", and "Brave New World" (so why am I thinking of Dickens?). The writing teleports you into this world and you start to live in and with the story and people.Make sure you've had a good pee, filled your glass, and made yourself comfortable...you want to stay there.
This book is so piquant, so much like fresh air when you've struggled up from the depths, so damn good, that you might want to read it before it's banned (or even after).
moodindigo1, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by moodindigo1)
A masterpiece. As a long-time SF fan, I haven't been this caught up in a story in ages. Well-crafted story, real and complex characters, elegant writing. I'm very happy to have encountered the work of a writer such as Mr. Howey and his gripping tale of the silos of Wool.
judydurns, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by judydurns)
Wool is the very best book that I've read in years. Hugh Howey is genius ! I was hooked the minute I picked it up and have read almost everything he's written.
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by Justin Cronin, bestselling author of The Passage,
"Howey's Wool is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world."
by Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series,
"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."
by Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One on Wool,
"With Wool Hugh Howey has created a new science fiction classic."
by S.J. Watson, bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep,
"Exilharating, intense, addictive."
by Jonathan Hayes, author of A Hard Death,
"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."
by The Wall Street Journal,
"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."
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