My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Most indie authors have heard the story of Hugh Howey and how he became a meteoric success with little to no marketing. We all hear the story and want to know just how he did it. After reading Wool I’m convinced the answer is simply he wrote an amazing book.
I can’t stress enough how phenomenal this book was. The pacing was superb, the dialogue was believable, and the characters draw the reader into one hell of a story. Thematically this book hit it out of the park and added so much drama to the story overall. As with the best of literature ten different people will read this book and find ten different meanings to the words; that’s how deep the writing is.
I read this as an allegory and for me it’s right there in the title. Wool – as in having it pulled over your eyes. Howey expertly shows us the dangers inherent in a society that doesn’t question what they’re told but instead believes what the ruling party preaches.
Pure gold; a big 5 stars all the way.