Wool by Hugh HoweyΒ 


Wool was selected for the Rick O’Shea Book Club over on Facebook so I had to read it! Not my kind of book at all, or so I thought…

It’s part one of the Silo trilogy. It’s one of those dystopian fiction books, so I was very apprehensive reading it. I even thought about giving up on it more than once which I don’t normally do! Someone told me stay going until page 120 and you’ll want to keep reading from then on, they were right! 

I sat down for an hour on a Sunday, headphones in, hubby minding the baby, and I ploughed through over half the book in one sitting! I couldn’t stop!! I had it finished the following day! 

I won’t go into plot lines, but it is superb! 

Amazon says: 

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.

I found myself thinking about the book long after I’d finished, and missing the characters. A very unusual thing for me as the only characters that have ever stuck with me are Harry, Ron and Hermione!!! I bought the next book in the trilogy, Shift, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet!