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A Truely Impressive Modern Story
Wool - Hugh Howey
Member Name: danlg
Wool - Hugh Howey
Advantages: Excellent plot, good pace
Disadvantages: The third book isnt out yet
I won't go in to the plot details of the story a) they are readily available online, b) I wouldn't want to ruin it. This is purely my opinion. I have read the other review of Wool and I wholeheartedly disagree.
The plotline of wool is relatively original in what is quite a built up genre, and the level of detail to which Hugh has crafted this world is outstanding, and so close to reality it is chilling. The events set out in the book really could be only a few hundred years away. This level of complexity and closeness to reality creates a story that really can capture your imagination. If from reading the first few chapters you don't get this I implore you to continue.
As mentioned in some other reviews there does appear to be some holes in the plot if you go searching. Without saying too much these are intentional. Finish Wool, remember what you thought were plot holes and continue on to the second book Shift. It is mind boggling and the story has clearly been planned impeccably from start to finish.
The characters I found had just the right amount of depth to them, the book keeps up a good pace and doesn't get overly bogged down in character development. Although I found myself at the end not really feeling for each character and their fates, I was intrigued by each of their stories. To Hughs credit the second book does add slightly more emotion, but again I believe this to be intentional.
Overall, give it a try, I found it definately worth it.
Summary: One of my all time favourites