This book can be read on any device, including Kindle E-readers. Kindle in Motion books include art, animation, or video features that can be viewed on certain. The Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) (Silo Saga 1) lesson plan contains a variety of The Vital Abyss - An Expanse Novella ebook by James S. A. Corey. Why my ebooks will only be available on the Kindle. January 12 . Just bought the Wool omnibus edition from site. I try to support my local.
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Editorial Reviews. Review. #1 Bestseller on site * Winner of Kindle Book Review's Best Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Science Fiction & Fantasy. Editorial Reviews. Review. #1 Bestseller on site * Winner of Kindle Book Review's Best What other items do customers download after viewing this item? Wool Omnibus Edition [Kindle in Motion] (Silo series Book 1)Kindle Edition. Hugh Howey. Editorial Reviews. Review. "The final book secures the status of the Wool trilogy as a modern The well-written novel inspired download of the SHIFT and DUST e-books. My reviews on both WOOL and SHIFT are on this site. Tonight DUST is .
Author: Erik Wecks Erik Wecks Would you believe it if I told you that author was an indie author who hasn't sought out a traditional publisher for their work? Hugh Howey's dystopian science fiction series Wool still remains firmly affixed on the top of the best seller lists at site, rating number one in three different categories although some of the individual stories which make up the Omnibus volume reviewed here have since dropped off the list. If you are interested in knowing a little more about Howey, I will be posting an interview in which we discuss his journey as an independent author. In Part Two of the interview we will also have a spoiler-filled discussion of the Wool series. However, Wool is a series which deserves a spoiler-free introduction to readers wary of sorting through the piles of dross created by the ongoing ebook revolution. Howey is among a growing list of authors who are making successful careers of publishing without the assistance of agents and traditional publishing houses.
Our ubiquitous human nature and some of its seemingly unchanging characteristics are major themes in Howey's Wool. Tens of thousands of people are packed into a silo buried in the Earth, protected from the toxic atmosphere which surrounds it. Yet despite hundreds of years, the occupants still long to explore, to expand their horizons.
Howey explores the traditions, mores and laws necessary to protect this remnant of humanity from the creative urges and deep desires which always seek to push beyond the safe confines of the silo into the unknown.
Wool argues that the underlying claustrophobia of such living conditions are hardwired into the human being and even hundreds of years cannot breed it out.
His writing style captures this claustrophobia as occupants of what is essentially an over-sized buried skyscraper climb the single stairway which threads its way through the heart of the silo.
Trips up and down the stairway become overnight adventures taking up to a week.
There is room underground, but inevitably someone will decide they need to go outside and have a look around. This is a one-way trip from which none have ever returned.
In fact the atmosphere outside the silo is so toxic that all those who make the trip out the airlock die within sight of the great view screens which line the top level of the bunker. Howey's strength is in his characters. They are distinct and yet familiar in their desires. They love, even when it isn't allowed, they explore even within the confines of the silo and they create. So much happens in Wool that little more can be said about the characters without giving much away.
Let's just say that this is storytelling based upon good characters placed in difficult situations and not simply on world-building or laser guns, and that makes for brilliant science fiction.
Readers who pick up the Omnibus edition without understanding that Wool developed out of a single short story may be a little confused by the episodic five sections in the book. The Wool Omnibus is really three different related stories packed into one.
Impatient readers like myself may find themselves frustrated by some of the events as they unfold. I confess there was a moment in which I flipped to the end of the book just to check how it ended. All I will say is don't give up on Howey; you are in good hands.
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Thanks for pointing it out! I used to have a Kindle Keyboard and gave it to my Mom. You get coupons and what-not as well, so it often pays to have them. But I totally get the aesthetic part.
My older Kindle puts up pictures of famous authors for a screensaver, and the book geek in me loves that. Just bought the Wool omnibus edition from site.
I am a very happy Nook customer and not planning on downloading a Fire. I found you on Goodreads which is where I go for all of my book recommendations; used to use site, but GR is thousand times better. I love your wool series!