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What Else Are You Reading? > Wool: BBC Interviews Hugh Howey

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terpkristin | 4201 comments Interesting interview on the BBC website. Wool Omnibus is still in my "to read" queue. So many people have recommended it!

Anyway, I thought the interview was interesting, hope y'all enjoy, too.


message 2: by Rik (last edited Mar 12, 2013 05:47PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rik | 777 comments I can't recommend Wool and its followups strongly enough. Easily easily easily the best book I've read in the last ten years and one of my favorites of all time. Its engaging and it repeatedly breaks one of the cardinal rules of fiction in the first few sections yet it does it to great effect. Explaining the rule it keeps breaking is a spoiler for the first 1/3 or so of the book, it won't ruin the ending by any means but it will ruin the beginning and ruin the effect of the rule breaking on you (view spoiler)


Casey | 654 comments Rik wrote: "Easily easily easily the best book I've read in the last ten years..."

I really liked Wool Omnibus but at the same time I kept getting yanked out of the story due to some of the clunky writing. There were moments when it bordered on true undisguised brilliance. And then there were times when it was like when you bite down and your teeth clang off the fork, kind of jarring.

But still, a very fun concept to read about.


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Tamahome | 6376 comments My B&N's aren't stocking it. :/


Chris Haynes | 18 comments Tamahome wrote: "My B&N's aren't stocking it. :/"

You could order it and have it delivered to the store for free or have it delivered to your house. Plus, B&N is selling the e-book. I downloaded the omnibus version for $5.99 the other day and they have at least the first short story for $.99.

I'm looking forward to reading it.


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Firstname Lastname | 488 comments I looked for it at B&N and they aren't stocking it. I don't have an e-book reader, so it'll be Amazon. When huge book chains whine as they go out of business, I won't be listening.


Chris Haynes | 18 comments Firstname wrote: "I looked for it at B&N and they aren't stocking it. I don't have an e-book reader, so it'll be Amazon. When huge book chains whine as they go out of business, I won't be listening."

You can order the paperback book from B&N's website and they will deliver it to the store of your choice for free or you can have it delivered to your house for a fee. It's just as easy to order from B&N's website as it is from Amazon.

No, I don't work for B&N and never have, but I would rather push business their way instead of Amazon.


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Firstname Lastname | 488 comments Chris wrote: "Firstname wrote: "I looked for it at B&N and they aren't stocking it. I don't have an e-book reader, so it'll be Amazon. When huge book chains whine as they go out of business, I won't be listening..."

B&N ate my favorite chain, so I have a grudge. To Amazon!


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Tamahome | 6376 comments Borders? I liked the Oreo Javakulas.


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Bill | 8 comments Thanks for posting this article. Believe it or not, I first heard about this book from a Joel McHale tweet! Loved it and hope it makes a great movie.


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Brew | 44 comments I was able to snag the first short for free on Amazon (Kindle version) and, as of yesterday, Amazon was selling the omnibus for 3.99 for the Kindle edition. I read the first installment and I thought it was great.


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Tamahome | 6376 comments I just asked b&n, and it had just arrived in the back stock room.


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Gally If you want a signed, first-edition hardcover, you can order the U.S. version or the UK version from VJBooks.com. I get most of my signed books from them.


Leesa (leesalogic) | 651 comments A fantastic book!


message 15: by Rik (last edited Mar 19, 2013 07:27AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rik | 777 comments Read this book and then make it the May Laser pick! Lets give the little indie author that made it big some love!


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Brew | 44 comments Rik wrote: "Read this book and then make it the May Laser pick! Lets give the little indie author that made it big some love!"

+1

Half way through the omnibus and loving it. Definitely a high caliber pick for May.


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