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Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
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bookshelves: scifi-fantasy, top-shelf, kbr, contest
Recommended to Tom by: Kindle book Review
Recommended for: Any Sci-Fi fan
Read from May 05 to June 01, 2012, read count: 1

Hugh Howey clearly dedicated tremendous time and passion in writing the Wool Omnibus, presenting a unique story with the flavor and depth you would expect to find in great works by authors like Orwell and Bradbury. He challenges the reader with timeless, gripping questions that stress our ethics and morals.

By the end of the first chapter you'll have a million questions about these people and their history, and surely the citizens in Howey's subterranean world must too, however they are conditioned to avoid thinking beyond their role in this civilization. Yes, questions here generally lead to unfortunate events. That's where the story begins, with a sheriff who had many questions and nothing to lose, but the trail will take others on even more dangerous paths in a world where knowledge can kill when the wool is lifted from the eyes.

Wool is the complete package with the right amount of characters and some excellent writing that gives them incredible depth, adding to the plot's development rather than distracting from it. All of the basic human elements are present but those significant questions involving individuality versus the common good are what will leave you thinking right to the end...and likely beyond.

I'll save the rest for you since I'm not one to spoil a story. This was one of the best reads of the summer for the comprehensive approach to storytelling, excellent character development and a unique plot that features concepts we grew to love from masters a generation ago - well done!

Tom Clementson The Motley Chronicles

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