Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Take the "Wool" off your eyes and get into this series!

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The air outside is toxic, and no one remembers how it got that way - but that is to be expected after living in an underground "silo" long enough to see generations come and go.  Underground living isn't for the faint of heart (or the weak of legs), but it sure beats asphyxiating on toxic fumes.

Every once in a while the sensors need "cleaned" - and this is a process that is truly on the job training since you only get one shot at doing this job.  Then the "protective" suit seems to deteriorate to the point of the cleaning turning into a literal death sentence.  But when you live underground, this is cause for celebrations and festivities.  Really, the people deserved to be sent to cleaning because the broke the #1 rule of silo fight club - and that is that one simply doesn't speak about anything outside of the silo.

But every twenty years or so, people start wondering what is REALLY outside of the silo.  People start to get a form of "silo fever" that starts to make them think that maybe things are not really what they seem.  And who is the evil empire who controls everything?  Howey goes straight to the depths of hell to pull out the ultimate bad guys - IT techs.......  

It really doesn't get any scarier than that, folks.  (shudder).

"Wool," by Hugh Howey is one of those books that should be on every science fiction fan's e-reader!   Do yourself a favor and just buy the Omnibus.  Howey is a self published author who started selling his short stories online - and then they went viral.  He has sold the movie rights to the book, and I think this would be a huge hit.

The plot, characters, and setting is enough to draw you into the world that Howey creates, and in a strange way makes you want to grab a shovel and start digging your own silo in your back yard.  I mean seriously - who can make a freaking underground silo sound interesting as a setting.  Hugh Howey can - and that should tell you all you need to know about this man's talent as a writer.....

This was an unsolicited review.  I purchased this book out of my own interest and curiosity - and very happy that I did!

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