The author, Mr. Howey, has created something amazing. He has developed characters that you can relate to and believe. The story has a plot that develops into a superior sci-fi- read. He puts you right there with the characters, right in that silo, right from the beginning. Readers will feel the raw emotion of the characters. I actually felt rather dizzy and weary from going through the silo. The suspense begins to build and the pages turn as fast as you can read them. I wanted to know all. This book just couldn't be put down.
I was totally amazed how there were over 100 floors in an underground bunker where some people were living. The punishment for those even mentioning the outside or wanting any changes, was to be sent for “Cleaning”. The condemned clean the windows outside so they can see the world outside. The world outside is so toxic it's deadly. That is quite a punishment for talking about the outside. But in the situation they were in, there had to be rules, even harsh rules.
I highly recommend Wool to readers. This is an outstanding read and I don't typically even like sci-fi much. Wool is more like reality. You can imagine this happening. Where would you want to be if the outside air was toxic? This story is terrifying and yet you can't let it go. You must read WOOL.
I rate this Wool 5 STARS.
In a ruined and toxic landscape, 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.