Wool – Hugh Howey

Wool - Hugh Howey

Original book title: Wool (Silo #1)
Author: Hugh Howey
Publisher: Radnom House UK
Year of publication2013
Format: Audiobook
Duration: 16 h 40 min
Language: English

This is the first book in the Wool trilogy by Hugh Howey. It’s set in the future where people live in silos and they never talk about the circumstances of living in the silo. If they do they got punished by being sent outside to clean the cameras. Our protagonist, Juliette takes over for the sheriff Hoston and quickly begins to uncover the secrets and circumstances of their world.

I’m a bit torn and have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it’s got a very interesting and fascinating story, but on the other hand it is a very slow and sometimes boring read. It is too long. The characters are interesting and the world Howey has created is great, but it all loses its charm because of its boring parts. There were too many small details that slowed down the story and these also made the development of the characters feel slow and plain.

It’s not that Howey is a bad writer, it’s just that he focus on the wrong things sometimes, in my opinion. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue reading this series for now.