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Wool /

In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. In a society full of regulations meant to protect the community, Sheriff Holston, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: he asks to go outside. An unlikely candidate is appointed to... Full description

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Language: English
Published: Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
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  • This book was a great fast read. It is another dystopian genre book - however I really enjoyed the angle Howey takes - that the structure of his "silo" society isn't all that bad...mostly. His characters are well developed, the details on society and the environment seem scientifically sound. Also, there was really no "slow" story line here. Side note, Hugh Howey was a yacht captain for years before he quit to spend more time with his wife. At that point he moved inland and began working at a bookstore. This book "Wool" is his debut and he wrote it over the course of 3 years before work every morning and on his lunch breaks. It was originally self-published before it was picked up by Simon and Schuster. I love author stories like this. Great book. Looking forward to the print sequels and dreading the movie that is probably going to be made.
    Posted by SUMMER READING on 2013-08-21 04:26:48
  • The book opens with the Sheriff of silo bound community deciding he needs to 'go outside.' Earth is poisoned and the inhabitants of the silo are put outside for 'cleaning' as punishment, as it is sure death. The person sent out for cleaning is meant to clean the sensors that let the people who live at the top of the silo see outside. The inhabitants of the silo have lived there for generations never knowing another kind of life. The society is kept under control by a few who know the truth about the silos and why they all have to live there. After the deaths of the sheriff and the mayor a mechanic named Jules is picked to be the new sheriff, but she finds out things she really shouldn't know and she too is ordered out for 'cleaning.' One of the great things about this book is that the characters are very real and you actually care what happens to them.
    Posted by SUMMER READING on 2016-07-30 10:23:48

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