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Wool

A Novel
Howey, Hugh (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Wool
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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 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....
Authors: Howey, Hugh
Title: Wool
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Characteristics: 508 pages ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Hugh Howey
Summary: 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 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....
ISBN: 9781476735115
1476735115
9781476733951
1476733953
Branch Call Number: FICTION HOWEY 2013
Copyright Date: ©2012
Subject Headings: Underground areas Fiction Civilization, Subterranean Fiction Sheriffs Fiction Revolutions Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Dystopias
Topical Term: Underground areas
Civilization, Subterranean
Sheriffs
Revolutions
LCCN: 2013000363
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Jun 25, 2014
  • OneRepublicFan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I think one of the main reasons I liked this book was because of his writing style and how he set up the characters, I found it very intriguing. How he really took you into their lives, instead of making it one of the cliche living in confinement stories. Near the end I found myself rushing a bit, maybe because it was so long or just I had to find out what was going to happen. It's a very good read you won't be disappointed.

I loved the Wool trilogy that was recommened to me by a friend. It's a page turner and made me believe in the world that Hugh Howey described. I was very glad the library had these books for me to read. Also I just heard a movie is being made of Wool and the casting starts this year with the movie out in 2015. I can't wait!

Mar 06, 2014
  • nkraft rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. I tore through the first few chapters, then slowed down a bit after several abrupt... endings... if you will. That said, it finished wonderfully. Howey's style is great, and I look forward to reading the follow-up books in the trilogy and future works. FYI: to those looking for Dust, PPL now has a single copy on the shelves, and you can find it by searching by Author: Hugh Howey.

Mar 01, 2014
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So well-written. Very, very difficult to put down--and then very difficult to pick up again sometimes, because the situations are so tense, I'd get anxious about what was going to happen next! Nonetheless I tore through this. Can't say too much without spoiling it. Finely crafted, both very plot-driven and with intriguing characters who have more complexity to them than at first meets the eye. Read this!

Why can't I find the third of the trilogy here (Dust)? Can you please order it? It appears I'm not the only one looking for it.

Thanks.

I too am disappointed that the Library does not have the third book of the trilogy (Dust) in its collection..

This is a trilogy and OPL doesn't seem to have the last book (Dust), which seems odd. At least it doesn't come up when I search, unless I'm missing something. It's strange that they only have two thirds of a trilogy.

Nov 12, 2013
  • RPRDR rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best SF series !!

Oct 10, 2013
  • homedaycare rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Well developed characters are dispatched- "off with his head" and you don't realize it at first but later in the story your brain has to come to grips with the evil some people are capable of. Kept me up reading far in to the night.

Sep 02, 2013
  • mrmervis rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really good read, couldn't put it down until I finished it.

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