#Bookreview Wool - Part One (Silo series Book 1) by Hugh Howey #amreading
4 out of 5 Stars
Wool by Hugh Howey is more of a short story than a novel, but that doesn't take away my enjoyment of reading it. Although short, this little story packs a lot of twists. I found it well written once I got to the dialog. The beginning was a little overwritten for my taste, but that would be my only complaint and that's a minor one. The formatting and editing were well done. You won't stumble over missing words or have to interpret where paragraphs should be.
The story opens with the main character waiting to be sent out into an apocalyptic world to die. He has asked too many questions in a place where questions aren't allowed. Now he must go out with his wool sponges and clean the cameras so the inhabitants
can see the nightmarish world outside. By the time he finishes he will die. He's angry and doesn't want to clean them. Why should he. Why did everyone else clean them when sent out to die. Even his wife did.
I loved the ending. It was my kind of ending and very clever. I'm also thrilled that the story had an ending. So many self published authors don't conclude their first books. As a reader it gets annoying to be forced to buy another book. I tend to move on not wanting to waste time on a series that may end poorly. But the ending for this story makes me want to go ahead and buy the rest of the books. This author has proved himself capable of a satisfying ending.
I would recommend Wool, absolutely. The beginning might make you want to stop a page in, but keep going. It gets better, I promise. Once the dialog starts the story becomes far more interesting.