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  1. 1. Read Wool PDFTo download now please click the link below. a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds ofstories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe aremeant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules foryears, 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 toreplace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixingmachines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learnjust how badly her world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has onlyhinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.ReviewsYou see, I have great respect and appreciation for my young son-in-law, Jason. But when he gave mea Kindle copy of Wool for Christmas, saying it was written by an old friend of his, I hardly suspectedthat I was being given a work that beginning to rise on its own merits as perhaps the first self-published work of science fiction to become a true classic in the field. But I knew nothing of thatuntil just now, skimming the other reviews here on Amazon - and I find that news kind ofdisappointing. I was ablaze to be one of the few and the first to praise this outstanding piece offiction that came to me by chance, only to discover that I was a bit behind the curve. Oh, well. Butwhat do you expect for a 63-year old that grew up on classic SF and who has really only returned tothe genre in the last 10 years via the portal of alternative histories?Regardless of the fact that I will break no new ground in this review, there was never any doubt inmy mind that I would write it. I consider Wool as the best novel of any genre that I have read inrecent times, and that needs to be said. From the beginning I was impressed by the seamlessstorytelling ability demonstrated by Mr. Howey. His prose flows easily, with seamless transitions,confidence, and pinpoint timing. I am no writer (nor even reviewer) of fiction, but I am a voraciousand insatiable consumer of novels. And after a lifetime as a consumer, I know what a good bookfeels like as I am reading it, I can tell when a story is concluded in a satisfying manner, and I cannever mistake that desire to read more of the same. I found all this and more in the Wool Omnibus.Forgive me my geezer recollections, but reading this book was like a flash-back to classic hard
  2. 2. science of the Fifties and Sixties, but with all the technology not so much plausible as existing. Thebooks genius, like that of many science fiction classics, is in the way that it creates a plausiblesociety that has its structure, social and otherwise, defined by its physical environment, in this case alargely man-made, post-apocalyptic environment. The book has plenty of the clever twists and turnsthat sci-fi fans love, and it was gratifying to be surprised by a plot development or two. Im delightedto discover that the place has been set for two more Silo feasts with the Shift books. While Wool wasa gift, Ive already bought most everything else by Mr. Howey available here in electronic format.______________________________________________________________________If you are reading this, then the title of my review has done its job & I am glad for it. Having cut myteeth on the works of Asimov, Clarke, Niven, Bradbury, Heinlein, etc, it has been a bit of a challengeto find more modern authors who have the ability to tell a story rich in character development,gripping story, imaginative, yet believable.So, since book reviews are meant to guide the next possible reader, let me cut to the chase first, andthen I will go to work on the review of the books:******* BUY THIS SERIES NOW! *******Do not waste your time trying the sample, just go ahead and buy all of the works in the WOOLcollection (six, as of this writing) right now.If you do not buy them all, and you find yourself without an internet connection and you justfinished reading one of the books and you know there are others available you will be extremelyannoyed, distracted, pi$$ed off, etc till you get the next one & start reading it.Having read hundreds of books, many in the SciFi genre, but also many biographies, and historicalworks (european & british history especially) I was absolutely blown away by the Wool books. To becompletely honest, I almost put the book down maybe 30 pages into it. I was on vacation on anamazing little island off the coast of North Carolina, no cars, no distractions except miles of beaches& ocean waves when I searched on my Kindle for some Science Fiction to read over the 15 days I wasaway. Since I often read SciFi books that are based well in the future, take place off-earth, etc, I wasnot really prepared for the way Wool opened. It was dark, depressing, and not what I thought Iwanted on my vacation with the sun shining and the seagulls singing and the waves crashing on thesand. But I stuck with it, and that is why I am here today, writing this.First of all lets backup for a second and talk about the name of the book. WOOL. You wear it(sometimes). But it has numerous other uses, including, apparently, as the name of a book. I didntknow what to even make of it. I mean look at most of the titles under SciFi, & you get the space warsagas, the alien invasions, the boy-meets-space travel stories, etc.... But WOOL?? I couldnt fathom itwould be a book that would interest me for very long, and so I again reveal how mistaken I can be.Important Lesson learned? : Dont judge a book by its cover, nor by its NAME.One of the many great yet very subtle parts of this work is when you actually connect the nameWOOL with the line in the story that reveals the connection. Its not too far into book 1 and you
  3. 3. know what, you might not even catch it, and it might not mean much to you- but it did, for somereason, to me.It brought home to me that Hugh Howey had put me in a place that seemed at first to be soincomprehensible, but later came to be seen as a very possible, plausible place not so far removedas to be unimaginable, yet still so staggering in its implications.If WOOL had only been the short, single work of book 1, I would have been upset that it wasnt takenfurther, or approached its potential. In fact, I didnt know there were more books at first and I reallywas upset. I thought "WOW- SO MUCH POTENTIAL, this was an amazing story, but look where itended!?" And then I checked back on Amazon and saw the remaining books and grabbed them all(hence my earlier suggestion to do the same).Without spoiling the story for those of you who have not yet started, I do want to say that this is oneof the most fascinating, smart, stop-for-a-second-and-say- `Oh my god! reads I have ever picked up.I absolutely loved the way I first tried to figure out where this was taking place. Was it on earth?Somewhere else? When? How did it come to be...? Did any of that matter...? As I read on, and partsof those questions were answered I was very very pleased with the depth of the story, and so gladthat there wasnt a flaky, thin, all-is-revealed at once to put it all together for me. It came togethercarefully, methodically, and at just the right pace.The fact that the characters in WOOL are just people, with no super abilities, paranormal talents,etc, makes them all the more important to the way you see them move through the story.While all of the books were gripping to me, I particularly enjoyed the flashbacks to see how it allcame about. Without spoiling this particular part, I will just say that it was extremely well done andhas some fantastic but subtle connections between the characters and story that could easily bemissed. A great example of this: A sister of a congressman only gets mentioned briefly and almost asan aside in passing during a brief conversation, yet later you realize the implications of thecircumstances and again have another "WOW" moment.Yes, I realize that was pretty vague, but trust me on it. If you miss it, my apologies, if you get it, noother comment is required..;)Well, this is by far the longest review I have ever written and I still feel like it is not even close tobeing as compelling and passionate as I had envisioned it when I decided it had to be done. But inclosing just a couple of things to say: No doubt, this is a book I will read many times over, and asanother reviewer summed it up so well, I only wish I could read it again for the first time.Will it become a movie? I dont know, but I hope so, but ONLY if it can be done well (an example ofwhat it should NOT be like: Steven King The Stand book vs. movie. The movie was an insult to thebook in my opinion). The Scott brothers certainly have the ability to do it right. I actually care lessabout the movie possibilities than the fact that the deal may help Mr. Howey devote more time towriting! We will see.... Regardless of the outcome of the motion picture issue, I hope that Mr. Howeykeeps this series going for a long time. I do understand that talented authors, artists, actors,
  4. 4. musicians, etc need to move on and create new works and new characters and new stories, but theselfish part of me hopes this story will keep intriguing us and challenging us for years to come in newinstallments and characters and situations. The foundation exists in as solid a form as possible.In my opinion this is already a classic work of fiction, here to stay, and Mr. Howey should feelextremely pleased to be in this stratosphere of talent that comes along so rarely. These books will betalked about in classrooms, in living rooms, family rooms, bookstores, etc for a long time to comeand I really hope you will enjoy them as much as I have.To download now please click the link below.