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Wool (2012)

by Hugh Howey

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Series: Silo Series (Book 1), Wool (omnibus 1-5)

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A dystopian future where humanity is reduced to living in stratified societies isolated from the world above, which has been destroyed by an unknown disaster.
An intelligent, forceful mechanic tries to set herself against things as they are, but society pushes back.
Depressing, but it is a dystopia. ( )
  quiBee | Nov 2, 2017 |
Ze začátku sem si řikala, že autor nakládá víc, než Hra o trůny: každou postavu, na kterou fokusuje, zabije :D Ale pak jsem zjistila, že první třetina byly původně samostatný povídky, proto ty smrti:D Takže v první třetině je turbulence postav a příběhů a pak se to usídlí u jiné ústřední postavy, kdy i další "ožijí". Celý příběh je však vystavěn velmi dobře s ohledem na napětí. Skoro každý nový krok pro mne byl předem nevypočitatelný, což se mi už dlouho u čtení nestalo - odhalí se Pravda, aby se pak zjistilo, že i to je klam. A i ve chvíli, kdy v poslední čtvrtině začíná válka a dalo by se čekat, že teď nastane akční děj plný bojů, tak nastávají další nová odhalení a i když se nezapomíná na popis boje, tak to není jediné, co mění příběh. Díl končí vlastně hepáčem, tak jsem zvědavá na pokračovaní (prequel i sequel;) ) ( )
  mountbatten | Oct 26, 2017 |
Went by pretty quick once I got into it. ( )
  LongTrang117 | Oct 6, 2017 |
Very well written. When you think you have it figured out, you don't. I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd and 3rd books in the series. ( )
  Psyoper | Oct 2, 2017 |
I read this book in 5 days! I couldn't put it down. ( )
  maxx22 | Aug 20, 2017 |
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The novel has been compared with the post-apocalyptic fiction of Cormac McCarthy and Justin Cronin, and is more character-driven than conventional sci-fi.
 

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Howey, Hughprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aaltonen, EinariTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This collected work is dedicated to anyone who dares dream of a better place.
To those who dare to hope.
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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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He’d only ever seen a gun once, a smaller one on the hip of that old deputy, a gun he’d always figured was more for show. He stuffed a fistful of deadly rounds in his pocket, thinking how each one could end an individual life, and understanding why such things were forbidden. Killing a man should be harder than waving a length of pipe in their direction. It should take long enough for one’s conscience to get in the way.
He sounded flustered. Juliette watched him busy about the stove, his movements jerky and manic, and realized she was the one cloistered away and ignorant, not him. He had all these books, decades of reading history, the company of ancestors she could only imagine. What did she have as her experience? A life in a dark hole with thousands of fellow, ignorant savages? She tried to remember this as she watched him dig a finger in his ear and then inspect his fingernail
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This edition (often just titled "Wool") contains five short stories:
1) Holston
2) Proper Gauge
3) Casting Off
4) The Unraveling
5) The Stranded

Please do not combine it with the standalone short story titled "Wool".
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This Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and who wish to save a dollar or two while picking up the same stories in a single package.

The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was released over the next six months. My thanks go out to those reviewers who clamored for more. Without you, none of this would exist. Your demand created this as much as I did.

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.
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In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. In a society full of regulations meant to protect the community, Sheriff Holston, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: he asks to go outside. 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....… (more)

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