For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, WOOL raised the bar to new standards in classic science fiction. In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. The Sheriff, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside. This unleashes a drastic series of events and a confrontation with the silo’s history and something it’s inhabitants have never dared to whisper…Uprising. WOOL is the first novel of a trilogy, but is fully satisfying as a stand-alone novel as well.
By Hugh Howey
Publication Date: July 30, 2011
Review provided by Cape Atlantic Book Company.