Wool by Hugh Howey
First things first, lets discuss the name Hugh Howey. He was destined to become a writer with that name, wasn’t he? Good one Hugh’s parents. What a great name choice.
Now to the important bit, the review.
Wool began as a very excellent novella that left people not only wanting more, but demanding it. After a short time their demands were met, Wool was subsequently expanded into four more volumes. These stories have now been put together to create this fantastic novel.
The first part of this novel is pretty bleak, exceptionally haunting and devastatingly heartbreaking. The latter parts are a lot more fast paced, centering around the new main character Jules, who is awesome. She’s tough and rational, hardworking and outspoken, a that-watch-on-her-wrist-she-bought-it kind of girl. She’s not afraid, in a world where fear is used to exert control, which can only mean one thing...she’s going to kick some ass.
Set in an underground silo in a post-apocalyptic world, Wool touches upon this world’s politics, in a well constructed and utterly compelling storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and devoured it in a matter of days. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves thought provoking books, end of the world books, and books about kick ass women. Beyonce would love this book, I’m sure of it.