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Wool by Hugh Howey
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Mar 04, 2012

really liked it
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Read on March 04, 2012

3.5 stars. This short story would make a great episode of The Twilight Zone. Set in a post-apocalyptic and uninhabitable world where the survivors live in an underground missile silo, criminals are sent outside to clean the sensors and cameras so everyone inside can continue to see what's out there. They are also supposedly sent to their deaths due to the toxic air, but no one really knows because they never come back. It's a wonder they actually complete their cleanings before going off over the hill, but somehow, they always do.

Three years ago, Sheriff Holston's wife dug up some things from deleted computer files that led her to believe that they haven't been told the truth about the outside from their leaders, and expressed the one thing that would immediately evict her from their society - her desire to go outside. So, Sheriff Holston watched her leave and hoped she'd return for him as she promised. But, she didn't, and so Sheriff Holston decides it's time for him to follow her.

I won't spoil it for you, but the author certainly keeps you guessing on what happens to him. This short story is well worth it for $.99 on the Kindle!
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Kenya Wright Is this good?

Andi One of my friends really loved this book, so it's on the top of my list to read.

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