Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wool by Hugh Howey

Wool by Hugh Howey

Interesting dystopian sci-fi with some predictable twists and turns. The world felt like an interesting sketch of life after the fall with a decent adventure tale and romance thrown in. Our heroine, mechanically inclined, independent, aloof goes on a harrowing adventure and loops back around to where she began. It’s all alright. The world is interesting, the action is capably rendered, but the characters (mostly) feel shallow and thin.

The book was recommended to me as an example of sci-fi that started on a writer’s forum website somewhere and became popular enough that Howey continued it, picked up a publishing contract, and now has a best seller. If so, and it is has first work, I’m eager to read his followup efforts.

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