Wool by Hugh Howey

Wool trilogy by Hugh Howey
Wool trilogy by Hugh Howey

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Wool is set in the future where huge communities of people are living in a huge concrete silo buried in the ground, with screens projecting images from the uninhabitable world “outside.”

Everyone exists according to a list of rules drawn up in the distant past, and everything is ticking along nicely until the old, and highly-respected Sheriff makes the decision to abandon the silo and go outside. His decision sets in motion a sequence of events which will leave those inside with many questions and put the whole future of their existence in jeopardy.

Wool is an intriguing and well thought out concept which will chill you to the bone while, simultaneously, you admire the author’s ability to create a whole world condensed into the confines of a silo, and the interesting cast of characters within.