Wool

Wool Thousands of them have lived underground They ve lived there so long there are only legends about people living anywhere else Such a life requires rules Strict rules There are things that must not be

  • Title: Wool
  • Author: Hugh Howey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Thousands of them have lived underground They ve lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else Such a life requires rules Strict rules There are things that must not be discussed Like going outside Never mention you might like going outside.Or you ll get what you wish for.

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    1. Basically what my two stars boils down to is this: I had too many questions by the end and I didn't feel attached to any of the characters. I didn't think the "big reveal" was all that exciting or as terrifying as I'm sure it was meant to be either. And the more I found out about the world, such as the technology or what happened in the past, the more questions I had that were never answered. I realize this is a short story and it continues on, but if you're going to sell me a book it needs to f [...]

    2. A Badass Hidden Gemdassbookreviews/badass-hOMG, this short story was absolutely fantastic. Who is this author and why is he not on everyone's radar. Must read, don't think about it, it's a short story and won't take up much of your time and I think it's only 99 cents, just go get it! Hurrygo.why are you still reading thisgoooooGo now

    3. Wool by Hugh Howey is a short but worthy read. The author masterfully conveys the feeling of desperation, doom, and unrest that stem from questionably voluntary living/imprisonment in the confines of a giant concrete underground shelter in the toxic world, as well as the overpowering need and drive to find out whether there is truth in the faint but forbidden hope that there just may be something better outside. For such a short book, the themes are very well-developed. The narration is great, t [...]

    4. Book 1 of the Wool Omnibus. Short at some 49 pages – and its got my attention.The remnants of mankind live in a giant circular Silo going into the ground – outside is an uninhabitable waste with toxic corrosive air. We aren’t really told what’s happened. People can view the outside world through a screen that’s fed from four live feed camera’s outside. Problem - the cameras need to be cleaned. Problem - going outside is a death sentence. Solution – send out condemned criminals to c [...]

    5. I want to go out. I want to go out. I wanttogoout.4.5 stars. Holy _____ . You can choose which word to insert there but you might want to pick something much stronger than cow. Because the word I'm thinking is pretty strong with a lot of caps and exclamation points following it.People (ahhhs, the very abstract and almost imaginary use of "people") have been telling me to read this short for a while now. I should have been listening sooner. Btw Wool is a very condensed little read. It only took m [...]

    6. Honestly, I don't see what all the hype is about. The book ain't terrible, and it was certainly worth the $0 price tag, but I don't understand how anyone could possibly claim it is at the top or anywhere near the top of the post-apocalyptic genre. Maybe my expectations were set too high going into it; if I'd had the experience of finding a diamond in the rough like the first readers of Wool probably felt themselves to have done, I would be more invested in singing its praises. But as it is the p [...]

    7. AmazingI'm lost for wordsThis was good! After Hunger Games and Uglies, I thought I'd never find a good dystopian book (no ladies and gentlemen, Divergent didn't make it up there). Yet I stumbled upon this one (thanks to GR friends of mine that I saw had given good ratings).We saw a dystopian world, a scared terrified crowd, a manipulative goverment and a great an everlasting love. A love I might add that we saw from the end. I mean, it was already there when we started reading, we never saw it b [...]

    8. Hmm I think I'm just too familiar with traditional dystopians for this to resonate with me so much. I read this first story and it didn't do a lot for me. The writing is of a very high standard, but the story didn't feel new to me, and I wasn't surprised by anything. It did put across some really interesting and thought-provoking ideas, but it didn't interest me enough to make me read the other stories in the collection.

    9. Sometimes I weep for the future generations and their concept of literacy. I know, this makes me a grumpy curmudgeon. But I can't help it when I read stuff like this.While poorly written books have always been with us, and some poorly written books have become popular bestsellers, the self-publishing revolution has opened the floodgates to writing like this being praised and rewarded far beyond the ken. People, just because a metaphor is tortured beyond belief, that does not make the writing lit [...]

    10. Have you ever felt guilty about not liking a book? Or is it only me? Or do I have a friend?I will be honest. I had this book for seven, SEVEN months and this is my fifth attempt at reading it. I have had more success and pleasure in watching paint dry. The writing doesn't grip me at all. I get it, I really do. I can see how there would be troves of people who like this book. I wanted to like this book so bad, too. The writing just bored me to tears. For the life of me I couldn't get anywhere and [...]

    11. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews This is the first “story” in the Wool Omnibus series that took the world by storm in 2011. At 49 pages long, the tale can be read in a single sitting, and more than likely you will do just that, because you will find yourself immediately getting sucked into this one from the first paragraph.In this post apocalyptic world, a remnant of mankind lives in a giant circular silo. (It is never mentioned whether this is an old nuclear missile silo or not, b [...]

    12. First three installments of this dystopian series are FREE today for Kindle. Fantastic reviews and ratings for this author, sounds like it's worth checking out!Thanks to Michelle for the nudge. :)

    13. Going into this, I knew this novella was meant to hook the reader into the Wool series. The writing is fine, well edited and clear, but doesn't have the richness or depth to earn 4 or even 3 stars.Two main characters are introduced, Sheriff Holston and his wife. Oftentimes characters are what draws a reader into a series. Time and effort are invested by writer and readers, and, hopefully, attachments are formed enough to carry the story forward. In this case, I haven't that sense of attachment o [...]

    14. I’ve heard so much about this sci-fi series so I’m glad I can finally tick it off my tbr. Wool is set in a dystopian future where what seems to be the sole survivors of some kind of catastrophic disaster are living in a silo. There’s a few thousand of them living in this silo that extends about 150 stories beneath the earth and the only glimpse the inhabitants ever get of the barren outside world is through the silo’s cameras. The first part follows Holston who becomes consumed by curios [...]

    15. 3.5 stars. This short story would make a great episode of The Twilight Zone. Set in a post-apocalyptic and uninhabitable world where the survivors live in an underground missile silo, criminals are sent outside to clean the sensors and cameras so everyone inside can continue to see what's out there. They are also supposedly sent to their deaths due to the toxic air, but no one really knows because they never come back. It's a wonder they actually complete their cleanings before going off over th [...]

    16. Whoa. (Imagine that a deeply shocked, whoa)I had no idea that a short could make me feel like thatHow can a book you can read in a 1/2 hour really make you feel such strong emotion? I used to think that reader/character connection comes from page count. I mean, how else are you going to find enough time to really know who they are and connect to them on that certain level? Sometimes it does, depending on what the author is trying to overcome, (See Dan & Vadim). Well, I've come to realize tha [...]

    17. Great little story that I suspect will stick with me for a while. It was hard while reading it not to get too caught up in a guessing game about how things would unfold. The writing style is nicely descriptive and the story itself is engaging and memorable. Highly recommended.Memorability Factor: 9/10::::::::::::::::UPDATE:::::::::::::::::::::::This turned out to be one of my favorite reads of 2012. The are currently running an art contest on Facebook for art made by fans, inspired by WOOL. No I [...]

    18. The absolute best in apocalyptic short stories! Dystopian, post-apocalyptic, horror - take your pick, this little tale covers it all. I would LOVE to see more from this author, and from this scary, scary world!**Edit & update - There IS more! I've picked up WOOL 2, 3, & 4, and Mr. Howey informs me WOOL 5 should be out sometime in February. Go now, my pretties, and pick up tales 1-4. The Genius demands it!

    19. I read this novella for two reasons. First, Michelle's review and second, because the ebook was offered for free from . I am so glad for these nudges because the book was a lot of fun. The kind of fun that only a decent post-apoc and creepy dystopian story can deliver. One of my favorite kinds of literary fun. The set up to the story is simple as the novella is only 59 pages. It is told from the point of view of one character - -both in the present time of the story and through brief flashbacks [...]

    20. This looks like a fantastic beginning to a dystopian Science Fiction ditty that could turn into a saga. I look forward to reading the omnibus edition. The writing is emotive, the plot intriguing, and the characters sympathetic. So far. I have high hopes for unraveling the rest of Hugh Howey's Wool.

    21. Most refreshing to find a dystopian tale that is not YA. This one grabbed my attention right away, and I have already purchased the omnibus. Interest officially piqued!

    22. This is a short book, around 60 pages, and well worth the read if you have an hour to spare. Despite its length, the story was well paced and very well developed. I've read books that are more than four times as long with less going on than WOOL. The book description does a great job summarizing the plot, so all I’ll say on that end is that the plot is quite unique and keeps you guessing until the end. Besides the story, what I liked the best about WOOL was how immediately familiar such a barr [...]

    23. Well, I won't be continuing this series after becoming privy to some information I had no knowledge of before. It's really too bad, because this is a series I would have enjoyed. But, at this very moment after reading a certain blog, this is now how I feel:

    24. I am not sure where I am in this novel I got it from Netgalley (thank you very much) there are no page numbers but from the index it seems to be the whole omnibus. I've broken down and jumped on the bandwagon, and yes it is brilliantly written. Each sentence is crafted to evoke a specific vision, emotion, and even memory that is embedded in our animal self. We all have the same fears, desires, insecurities, and paranoid thoughts. Somehow Hugh Howey has tapped into all those base elemental DNA, b [...]

    25. 5 StarsWhat a great start to what I hope is a great series. This very short book one is smaller than most novella's, but it still manages to throw in some background and some world building. I loved the post apocalyptic setup and the state of society. Howey even manages to throw in some cool twists.

    26. 4.5 stars.This short little novella is a quick read with a steady build up of suspense. I audibly gasped a few times at the turns it took. I look forward to the rest of the series.

    27. This review is for the first five of the WOOL series.WOOL is AWESOME on 142 levels. They are so good, one must say as little as one can about them so that you don't ruin it for the new reader. With that, here's my review.The WOOL series of short stories began as a stand alone tale that soon grew to five, well-received short stories that weave a dyspotian tale of human perseverance. Set in the distant future, the world outside is toxic. People live and die beneath the earth in silos. Except for a [...]

    28. A great plot supported by writing that effectively takes you to a future time in its convincing detail. I am already starting the rest of the series!

    29. I received this book as part of a First Reads give away. In the world Hugh Howey creates, people have been forced into underground silos to survive the destruction that's taken place on the surface. Around the silo there are screens that show the world above - brown, dusty, ruined, colorless and lifeless. The reader is drawn quickly into the silo world as former sheriff Holston climbs the metal steps to his execution. As other readers have noted, the description of the silo is spare. (As a reade [...]

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