Wool

by Hugh Howey

Simon & Schuster | March 12, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Wool is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.
For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it’s the new standard in classic science fiction.

In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. 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. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, as well as Kindle Book Review’s 2012 Indie Book of the Year, Wool is truly a blockbuster.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.3 in

Published: March 12, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476733953

ISBN - 13: 9781476733951

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from good apocalyptic story interesting story, good characters but nothing too intense. it's a typical story about how a minority of people control the main population as usual. nothing to do directly with wool, but author leaves ideas on how "wool" plays a part in this society. nothing too crazy sticks out in this book, not an intense or action packed book. i consider this a book to read on a rainy night in.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Post-Apolcalyptic Mystery! The Wool Omnibus was just a fantastic book. While labelled science fiction it’s not really a genre that I read much but I don’t consider it a true science fiction novel. The technology is not more advanced than what we currently have and it’s simply a great post-apocalyptic book filled with great characters, great writing and above all else a great story tied together by the mystery of what happened and what is going on. The book is about a civilization that lives underground in a silo due to the toxic nature of the destroyed world above. A world you are forbidden to talk about. The silo culture has rules and taboos and is very interesting. You immediately get sucked in to this world and the book only gets better as you read. The mystery surrounding everything drives you to keep going and I couldn’t put the book down during the second half. I needed to know what was going on and where the story was taking me. I can’t say much more without spoiling things but I will highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling! A real page-turner This book surpassed ALL of my expectations. It was very hard to put down, as it is thrilling. It is rare that a book can keep one so engaged as to forsake things like sleep but this one has the capacity to do so! This was my first exposure to Hugh Howey based on a recommendation. Now I set out to read everything that he ever wrote.
Date published: 2013-10-03

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Wool

by Hugh Howey

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.3 in

Published: March 12, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476733953

ISBN - 13: 9781476733951

About the Book

The thrilling e-book blockbuster that grew into a "New York Times"-bestseller. What would happen if the world outside was deadly, and the air could kill? This is Jules's story. This is the world of "Wool."

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One The children were playing while Holston climbed to his death; he could hear them squealing as only happy children do. While they thundered about frantically above, Holston took his time, each step methodical and ponderous, as he wound his way around and around the spiral staircase, old boots ringing out on metal treads. The treads, like his father’s boots, showed signs of wear. Paint clung to them in feeble chips, mostly in the corners and undersides, where they were safe. Traffic elsewhere on the staircase sent dust shivering off in small clouds. Holston could feel the vibrations in the railing, which was worn down to the gleaming metal. That always amazed him: how centuries of bare palms and shuffling feet could wear down solid steel. One molecule at a time, he supposed. Each life might wear away a single layer, even as the silo wore away that life. Each step was slightly bowed from generations of traffic, the edge rounded down like a pouting lip. In the center, there was almost no trace of the small diamonds that once gave the treads their grip. Their absence could only be inferred from the pattern to either side, the small pyramidal bumps rising from the flat steel with their crisp edges and flecks of paint. Holston lifted an old boot to an old step, pressed down, and did it again. He lost himself in what the untold years had done, the ablation of molecules and lives, layers and layers ground to fine dust. And he thought, not for the first time, that neither lif
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For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it’s the new standard in classic science fiction.

In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. 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. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, as well as Kindle Book Review’s 2012 Indie Book of the Year, Wool is truly a blockbuster.

About the Author

Hugh Howey is the New York times bestselling aouth or the Wool series.

Editorial Reviews

“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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