Guest Review (my sister!!) – Wool by Hugh Howey

by Maryse on April 8, 2017 · 4 comments

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Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 – 5) [Kindle in Motion] (Silo series)

Review by Johanne Pearl Couturier

4 stars

This first book of the series is amazing! Hugh Howey presents characters in a way that you can see them, feel them, almost touch them. So why only 4 stars?

Because… well… I was destabilized twice and, yes, I must admit, I was really pissed, TWICE!!! So much so that I wanted to throw that book on the wall!

The story starts with many people living in a silo and only seeing what is left of the “outside” through cameras that are located on top of the silo. After several generations, can you imagine how a society could evolve and function in such a closed space? Life and death rules, working rules, all sorts of rules to make sure everybody has its place in this post-apocalyptic world Hugh Howey created. He lets us discover everything slowly by all sorts of events, and it really makes sense! Humans are humans wherever they are.

You meet incredible characters and you think the story is going to go a certain way and then, BAM, like a slap in the face! “Whoa” I told myself “what a surprise this guy puts on us”. When the second slap happened, I was sooo unhappy, I wanted to stop reading at once. Could I? Of course not… I was too deep into the story and I wanted to know more, always more… but I was being cautious not to think too much, just let myself go into this new “world” governed by strange rules, just discovering. Claustrophobic people, beware! LOL

There is a love story developing in this first book and I can’t wait to see how it will unfold because, (have I said it enough?) he likes to surprise the readers. Human psychology is weird enough to give him plenty to write about, don’t you think?

I enjoyed the book enough to buy the sequels, so you’ll hear about Mr. Howey some more!!!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie Clark April 9, 2017 at 6:47 PM

Keep reading! Yes you will hate him again, I promise, but you have to stay the course! I rated the first one 4*s as well and the second one too, but the last one was 5*s for me! The first one that I read was kindle in motion was pretty awesome but the other two don’t have that but were still enjoyable

Jan April 9, 2017 at 6:58 PM

I really enjoyed this book, but tried the sequel and didn’t like it as much. But Wool is a terrific and gripping post-apocalypse book. I wouldn’t really call it a romance, but I loved it all the same ;)

Alisa April 10, 2017 at 8:43 AM

I read this series a couple of years ago and didn’t have kindle in motion, but I could not put it down. Keep reading–you won’t believe some of the twists and turns that await you as the series goes on. One of the best post-apocalyptic stories I have ever read. The third book blew my mind!

Northernstar April 11, 2017 at 9:12 PM

I too read and loved this series. I was in the mood for something different and really enjoyed the layers with lots of suspense and twists. These stories stayed with me a long time as I kept imagining what if…..
I have recommended this series to a lot of people and I’m happy that it made an appearance here. Thanks for the review Johanne!

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