Wool by Hugh Howey {Book Review}

As I’ve said many times before, I’m a sucker for a dystopian novel, but sometimes the amount of pages in a novel can be overwhelming with lots of ‘futuristic‘ information that can pass over your head in an orderly fashion, leaving you a little lost in translation so to speak.

I stumbled on this novella when I was going through some suggested reads on GoodReads and I’m so glad I found it. It’s part of a five book series, all short stories, and I love this idea because the books end of a cliffhanger so you have no choice but to continue with the series.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: The letter D in the A-Z Book Challenge 2022
Originally published: 2013

Pages: 58
Format: E-Book


Living in the Silo isn’t easy.

For thousands of years, humans have been forced to adapt to life underground. No one knows about life outside of the Silo, the outside where stories of legends only exist.

There are strict rules to be followed if life in the Silo can continue to function and there are topics that need to be avoided at all costs – such as talking about going outside.

You might just get what you ask for.


I couldn’t find any faults in this book or anything that I disliked within the plot and the writing style. The writing is descriptive yet straight forward, and intriguing.

It serves as a great introduction to the series, giving just enough information about the rules and regulations of life in the Silo and the drastic consequences of any rule-breaking.

It’s a mind-gripping book about post-apocalyptic life for humans and the cost of survival.

The backgrounds described in the book are equally convincing and terrifying, and certain highlighted parts in the book make you question your own actions in such a situation. How easily would you be willing to submit to rules that will allow to survive.

There are some highlights in the book that give you an idea that all might not be perfect about life in the Silo and that if anyone shows any interest in raising any objections or offensive thoughts, complications befall those individuals. I can’t say more without giving away too much of the plot in the book, all I can say is that it’s not a fun fate to face.

I love the play on human psychology and how no matter what the situation is, even in post-apocalyptic settings, the basic human conditions are still present.


I can’t believe that I hadn’t heard before of this book, it’s a hidden gem that needs to be discovered by all those who love the dystopian genre.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.12 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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