Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
(Wool 1 - 5)

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5 Critic Reviews

Here is a non-traditional author who can stand proudly in the company of traditionally published writers. Hugh Howey has arrived, and his arrival heralds a new day for indie authors.
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Synopsis

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, the self-published eBook blockbuster Wool will now be available in paperback from Simon & Schuster.
 

About Hugh Howey

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Hugh Howey is an American author who was born in 1975 and raised in North Carolina. Howey is known for his popular series Wool, which he independently published through Amazon.com's Kindle Direct Publishing system. The Wool series first began in 2011 with Wool as a stand-alone story. In 2012, Howey signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to distribute Wool to retailers in the USA and Canada. The book became a trilogy with Shift (Book 2) and Dust (Book 3) following it. The author has renamed this to the Silo Series.
 
Published January 25, 2012 by Broad Reach Publishing. 530 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 5 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 3

Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Alison Flood on Jan 10 2013

Some elements of Wool work brilliantly: the first two sections are frightening, intriguing and mysterious. Holston, the old mayor Jahns and Holston's deputy, Marnes, are unusual, fully realised characters...Other elements don't work so well. It's partly down, I think, to the way the novel developed.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Apr 01 2013

...Howey's immaturity as a writer, especially the bland characters and conflict reminiscent of B-movies, overshadows his intriguing world.

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IndieReader

Excellent
Reviewed by Amy Edelman on May 24 2013

A marvelously chilling and beautifully written series, set in a post-apocalyptic world that lives and breathes. Howey does a magnificent job of bringing the Silo to life...

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Patheos

Above average
Reviewed by willduquette on Sep 19 2012

...it was an interesting ride but in the end I didn’t believe the answers. It’s the sort of book where everything makes sense as you go along, but then as you think it out later you start noticing how improbable it all is.

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Wired

Excellent
Reviewed by Erik Wecks on Mar 29 2012

Here is a non-traditional author who can stand proudly in the company of traditionally published writers. Hugh Howey has arrived, and his arrival heralds a new day for indie authors.

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