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Wool (Wool #1-5) by Hugh Howey



An epic story of life, love and survival at all odds and one of the most-talked and anticipated books of the year.

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo.

Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies.

To live, you must follow the rules. But some don’t. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism.

Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are allowed outside.

Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.

My Review

The world is not as you know it. The first chapter makes you feel this fact of this Dystopian story.
People live in a Stilo, a place where rules are to be followed and dreams and hopes of better places and things may have you sent off cleaning.
The whole action of cleaning in this world has a more dramatic and serious reality attached to it.
Cleaning, its a kind of cleaning of possible poisons or ideas that may pollute or infect the masses and there is talk of death in relation to this cleaning.
The story was challenging at first, to take in this new world that the author had created alongside following the fast unfolding of many events.
An uprising, the likes of the Stilo had never seen before, is taking form.

The story was original, imaginative, entertaining and memorable.

Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 30 January 2013