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Wool by Hugh Howey

Wool (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Hugh Howey

Series: Wool (1)

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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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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 |
Great build up, slowly peeking at the plot....only to whap you with an awesome twist! ( )
  Deankut | Sep 26, 2016 |
its basically part one of a book. Short and a good read. ( )
  newnoz | Aug 6, 2016 |
I was confused as to what was really going on for parts of this book, but once it all came together I was enthralled. The world these people live in must be so confining. I can't imagine what it would be like to live that way and then to doubt the way you've been raised and taught is the only way. The ending was very sad and abrupt and I'm looking forward to moving on to the next book in the series. ( )
  MynTop | Apr 8, 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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