I admit it, dear readers, I have been distracted. Summer is in full swing and I’ve been spending time outdoors and spending quiet time enjoying my favorite pass time: reading. Yes, my lovelies, not writing for you, as I should be, but getting lost in a world not my own. The world of Wool.
Wool is a 5-part series written by Hugh Howey, and is a post-apocalyptic science fiction book. If you’re not into the post-apocalyptic thing like I am, it might not appeal to you. But Howey can write rich, nuanced characters in a well-developed world that keeps me “page turning” (I read on a Kindle, okay?).
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.
I haven’t even finished READING this yet, and I’m itching to recommend it. I can also recommend Sand, which I read a few years back.
I hope you check out Hugh Howey! I’m gonna go finish reading Wool. 😉