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Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
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bookshelves: 5-star-review, legendary-leading-ladies, made-me-think, smirk-worthy, awesome-authors, dystopian, indie-author, sci-fi
Recommended to Lynxie by: Molly Woah
Recommended for: Everyone
Read from December 02 to 09, 2012, read count: 1


Main Entry:
wow  [wou]

Part of Speech:
verb

Definition:
amuse, delight

Synonyms:
bowl over, break one up, charm, cheer, crack up, entertain, go over big, kill*, knock dead, knock someone's socks off, make laugh, make roll in the aisles, slay, tickle, tickle pink, tickle to death

Review:
I don't even have a more eloquent way of saying that. It's the only thing I can really say about Wool.

Hugh Howey paints a vivid picture of a world that is so stark, it's deadly. What started out as a rather in-your-face world builder and character developer (Books 1-3) of which I thoroughly enjoyed, turned into something I truly didn't believe it could.

*I'm getting ahead of myself here... wait for it*

Books 1-3
Have you ever found yourself reading a book and wondering what the colour of the grout is in between the tiles in the bathroom the protagonist just walked into? Well, guess what?! Hugh has provided an intensely intricate picture of his world, it's full of bursting-from-the-seams description. The great thing, however, is I didn't feel like he'd simply listed each item in the silo, he gave you the information almost by osmosis. It seemed to seep into my brain through my eyes as I read about the simultaneously exciting and scary situations the characters found themselves.

I liked book 1, I LOVED book 2 and my love for this series of books just grew from there. I loved that they were short enough to be short, sharp and easily digested, but long enough to draw you in before slowly devouring you. Hugh is a master of intrigue and threw plot twists in that, while you could see them coming, you didn't know how you ended up there.

I felt that books 1-3 were your primer. They introduced you to the characters, they thrust the life that they lived onto you and forced you to see it in all it's simplicity and complication. You saw the structure and the method behind the happenings, and also the dangers lurking just below the surface.

Books 4 and 5 are a completely different matter.

I seriously can not tell you much about these books without ruining some sort of plot point or surprise. It's just too much! I don't think I'll ever be the same after the nail-biting goodness that is Hugh Howey's Wool.

The characters are real, living and breathing inside of your head, the antagonists are sneering and manically laughing in the dark recesses of your mind and you find yourself getting lost in the sheer realness of the writing.

I think I went partially insane while reading this book.

Be warned: Wool is not a little something to pick up. It has teeth and will bite you with its razor sharp fangs and will not let go until you have ridden its wicked tale until the end.


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Reading Progress

12/02/2012
8.0% "Hmm. Book 1 finished..."
12/03/2012
13.0% "Ok I am intrigued!" 2 comments
12/03/2012
20.0% "I am loving Juliette!"
12/04/2012
27.0% "Nooooo... *sob*"
12/04/2012
33.0% "What is going on here?! Hrm..."
12/05/2012
38.0% "Nooooooooo..."
12/06/2012
54.0% "Interesting. I like where this is going! So many ideas... Which one will happen."
12/07/2012
63.0% "Ooohhhh! I love that! *shivers up the spine!*"
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Molly Whoa Oh, you finished! What did you think?


Lynxie Review coming... hold up!! Geez!! :P


message 3: by Tiberius (new) - added it

Tiberius Bones Why three out of five if it is so awesome? Starting it tonight and am curious! :D


Lynxie Oops, sorry Tiberius, I must have inadvertently changed it while on my iPhone. It was (and now is again) 5 stars!


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Jason Parent I have been meaning t read this one for a long time.


Lynxie Jason wrote: "I have been meaning t read this one for a long time."

It is most certainly an enjoyable read Jason. I'm sure you'll enjoy reading it :)


message 7: by Jason (new) - added it

Jason Parent Howey is promotional genius. That actually works against him for me. Is his book that good, or does he just know how to market like a champ? I'm guessing both, so I am definitely willing to give it a try!


Lynxie I picked this up at the recommendation of a blogging friend. I'd never heard of him before reading it. I can't really comment on his marketing or promotional genius. It was lost on me. You'll have to let me know what you think when you've read it Jason!


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