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Simon and Schuster, Mar 12, 2013 - Fiction - 508 pages
For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it’s the new standard in classic science fiction.

In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. 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. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, as well as Kindle Book Review’s 2012 Indie Book of the Year, Wool is truly a blockbuster.

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User Review  - twinkley - LibraryThing

This was a slow burner of a book. It was interesting enough for me to continue after the first section but I kept expecting things to move faster and it would but then it would slow down again ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meg416 - LibraryThing

Amazing book that's absolutely heartbreaking at times. Hugh Howey builds such a vivid world that I felt like I was there. I couldn't put my Kindle down. About to start Shift, the next book in the trilogy (followed by book #3, Dust, released this fall). Read full review



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Hugh Howey is the author of Wool, a book he wrote while working as a bookseller, writing each morning and during every lunch break for nearly three years. Originally self-published in 2011, Wool has grown into a New York Times bestseller. He now lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. For more information visit HughHowey.com/wool/.