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Wool by Hugh Howey

Wool (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Hugh Howey

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Authors:Hugh Howey
Info:CreateSpace (2011), Paperback, 56 pages
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Wool [short story] by Hugh Howey (2011)



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Not what I was expecting

I thought I had this book figured out but I was very wrong on all points. But now I'm dying to read the next one.
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  JordanAshleyPerkins | Jan 26, 2017 |
They live beneath the earth in a prison of their own making. There is a view of the outside world, a spoiled and rotten world, their forefathers left behind. But this view fades over time, ruined by the toxic airs that kill any who brave them.

So they leave it to the criminals, those who break the rules, and who are sent to cleaning. Why do they do it, these people condemned to death? Sheriff Holston has always wondered. Now he is about to find out.
Can't wait for the next installment.
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  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
Greatly enjoyed Wool. Super ready to read the next in the series. ( )
  zyphax | Dec 27, 2016 |
The first short story in a novel told through a series of short stories. Normally that would be enough to put me off, but it keeps getting good reviews. This was intriguing enough to continue on. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
Nice novella about a post-apocalyptic future and a society that lives in a silo below ground. The title refers to the wool needed to clean off the cameras outside the silo that allow the outside world to be seen. The catch: the atmosphere is so toxic that going outside to clean the cameras means certain death.

Or does it? ( )
  DanTarlin | Oct 17, 2016 |
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Broxton, JimmyIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gray, JustinAdaptermain authorall editionsconfirmed
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The children were playing while Holston climbed to his death; he could hear them squealing as only happy children do.
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This is the original short story. Please do not combine it with the edition (also sometimes titled "Wool") that contains all five chapters of the first book in the series.
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Dystopian yarn
Dust swirls and twirls outside 
Don't fall for the hype. (cysb)

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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.… (more)

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