Hugh Howey's Wool consists of five parts in a series of nine called Silo.
I bought my book in the Fnac and it has 540 pages.
“In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo.
Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations.
But some people choose not to conform.
These are the people who dare to hope and dream.
These are the dangerous ones.
Jules is one of these people.
She may well be the last.”
Howey did a phenomenal job building the world. Because of his eye for detail the world feels real.
The silo is massive but at some points I felt claustrophobic, I could feel the closeness, the heaviness.
The characters are very realistic and interesting; Howey put a lot of thought into them, they didn't blend together, and every character had his/her own unique voice. I loved Juliette especially, she's such a strong woman.
Clear, understated writing, fast and unexpected plot developments, a thoroughly built, disturbing and intriguing world, a compelling story, surprising information, a ton of action, twists and deep concepts, everything I could want in a book.
I’m really looking forward to the second book which should tell us how this all came to be.