Wool Inbunden – 20 Oktober 2020
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HUGH HOWEY is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Wool, Shift, Dust, Beacon 23, Sand, and Machine Learning. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold more than three million copies worldwide. Wool and Beacon 23 are currently in development for television at AMC, and Sand is in development at Amazon.When Hugh is not aboard the Wayfinder, a fifty-foot catamaran that he is sails around the world, he is based in New York.
- Utgivare : HMH Books (20 Oktober 2020)
- Språk : Engelska
- Inbunden : 592 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 0358447836
- ISBN-13 : 978-0358447832
- Rangordning för bästsäljare: #102,222 i Böcker (Visa Topp 100 i Böcker)
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2. The writing style flowed well and there was an appropriate balance between description and dialogue. In general I thought the use of figurative language really helped to set the tone throughout, particularly at the beginning.
3. Although I didn't get annoyed by the characters, they were just “ok”. I liked Holston in the first part, and I started to admire Juliette's strength towards the end. But I didn't completely connect with any of them, which stopped me from caring for them in certain scenes. I felt like more character development at the start would have been useful, particularly because the focus keeps shifting between characters and I struggled to remember who was who because there was no initial in-depth establishment of them. I kind of feel like there were so many characters that it ended up being about quantity over quality...
4. Some elements of the world could have been more believable because I just didn't feel entirely convinced by it like I do with the worlds in most dystopia/sci-fi novels. I don’t really know what it was about it, but it felt unfinished and too many questions were left unanswered even by the very end.
Compelling and suspenseful, Wool is an accomplished sci-fi thriller; but Howey's ambition elevates it above mere pulp. Holston and Juliette in particular are well-characterised, with the personal cost of the Silo's totalitarian regime clearly felt in their inner turmoil. The oppressive necessities of life in the Silo - from compulsory birth control and a command economy, to the class struggle between the greasemonkeys in Mechanical and the elites in IT - succeed both in adding depth to Howey's city in a bottle, and instilling in our protagonists a believable yearning for the world outside. However, Howey's inexperience as a writer is also apparent in places. HIs prose - particularly his dialogue - can be clunky, and his characterisation is spotty. Juliette's love interest, Lukas, is soppy and dull, whilst head of IT Bernard comes across more as a petty, spiteful bureaucrat than the Silo's secret powerbroker.
Nevertheless, Howey's debut is a compelling yarn; difficult to put down, but with satisfying depth. I raced through it in the course of a few days. The first of a trilogy; it stands alone as a rewarding novel, whilst leaving plenty of loose ends that leave the reader inpatient for its sequel Shift.
A random visit to Amazons Sci-Fi section, I happened upon this title, raised my eyebrows and promptly downloaded it.... Seven hours later, oblivious to my own reality and relishing in the one created by Hugh's imagination, I downloaded Shift.. Utterly hooked....
Wool is a frightening but fantastically well written, 'none put down-able' read. Purely self indulgent it demands to be read from cover to cover without a break, no, not even to feed the children! For those in the know it is a terrifying prospect of a future probability at the hands of man men with delusional wishes of selfish, self preservation. Excellently written throughout, you cannot help but become immersed totally in all of the characters, so well written are these books. Their lives in the Silo should be a stark warning for Humanity not to become complacent. There are too many clues in this book to issues I have researched and addressed on my wall and Blog for there not to be a connection. Mr. Howey may well be unaware that he may just have written a blue-print very similar to the Elites. Regardless... I would highly recommend you treat yourself to the best bit of writing I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time....
I was an avid fan of sci-fi many years ago (John Wyndham, Ray Bradbury, Frank Herbert and many others) but recent science fiction has left me vaguely dissatisfied as much of it seems to lack depth or is overly contrived. This book is a refreshing return to what I (admittedly a dinosaur by many standards) regard as a golden age. The story is absolutely rivetting as the world of the silo is gradually revealed, with the reader constantly wanting to discover more. The characters who inhabit this dark world are warm and real, I cared about what was going to happen to them.
There have been comparisons made to The Hunger Games, which are wholly unjustified. This is a far superior novel which is better written and much more absorbing on many levels (I would agree with the reviewer who compared it to the early work of Steven King).
I have just downloaded the second book and will be straight into it.
Thank you Hugh Howey for restoring my faith in the sci-fi genre