Wool

Author:   Hugh Howey
Publisher:   Cornerstone
Volume:   1
ISBN:  

9781780891248


Pages:   576
Publication Date:   03 December 2012
Format:   Paperback
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An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most 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.

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Author:   Hugh Howey
Publisher:   Cornerstone
Imprint:   Century
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.690kg
ISBN:  

9781780891248


ISBN 10:   1780891245
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   03 December 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Exhilarating, intense, addictive. A novel you will never forget. SJ Watson Wool is one of the best books of the decade. Amazon.com reviewer Wool is the best thing I have read all year. Amazon.com reviewer If you liked the Hunger Games you will love this book. The action never stops and the emotional attachment to the characters is as strong. Amazon.com reviewer


Tom writes: At first I was reluctant to read the Wool. Yes, it did tick a lot of boxes for me as a reader; a doomed romance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The remnants of the human race forced not only to survive but to question if we're even worthy of surviving. The problem was that it was the latest book in the self-publishing craze and that had me a little bit worried. I am so happy that I put my fears aside and dove into the world of Wool. Years from now, humanity live in an underground silo as the air outside will destroy any living being in a matter of moments. Those that commit grievous crimes are sent outside in a suit that will protect them for a few minutes and a piece of Wool; to clean the cameras that give the survivors a glimpse of the world above ground. The book begins with the sheriff of the silo being sent outside for cleaning on the anniversary of his wife being sent out. The story that follows is that of the new sheriff; Juliette and her investigation of the mysterious circumstances behind the cleaning process. What she uncovers threatens the very survival of the last of the human race. Wool works on a slow burn, the online format is evident as the book has a serialised feel to it. The drama and intrigue slowly build to a dramatic and violent crescendo. Aside from the mystery which I found so engaging, what I enjoyed most was how fully realised the world of Wool was. From the day to day living, to the politics of the silo that surreptitiously controlled the inhabitants; Wool exposed the very best and very worst of human nature. Above all else this is what I enjoy in science fiction; using the fantastical (or in this case apocalyptic backdrop) to examine the human condition. I've said it before and I'll say it again; Wool is haunting, heartbreaking and completely original book and for me one of the most satisfying sci-fi reads in recent memory.


Wool is ace and YAY it's a trilogy. * Stuff magazine * I picked the serious up after the publication of Wool and Shift, and found myself counting the days until Dust came out in October. * Observer * A thrilling sci-fi novel, equally adept at world-building, pulling the rug out from under its readers, and commenting in classic sci-fi fashion on our own present day. * The Slate * Exhilarating, intense, addictive. A novel you will never forget. * SJ Watson * Wool is one of the best books of the decade. * Amazon.com reviewer *


Exhilarating, intense, addictive. A novel you will never forget. SJ Watson Wool is one of the best books of the decade. Amazon.com reviewer Wool is the best thing I have read all year. Amazon.com reviewer If you liked the Hunger Games you will love this book. The action never stops and the emotional attachment to the characters is as strong. Amazon.com reviewer


Author Information

Hugh Howey spent eight years living on boats and working as a yacht captain for the rich and famous. It wasn't until the love of his life carried him away from these vagabond ways that he began to pursue literary adventures, rather than literal ones. Hugh wrote and self-published his first young adult novel, Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue. The Molly Fyde series won rave reviews and praise from readers but it was the release of Wool that made his career take off. Hugh lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Amber and their dog Bella.

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