Wool (Silo, Book One) by Hugh Howey
September 5, 2023 3:00 PM - Subscribe

Thousands of them have lived underground. They've lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside. Wool is book one in the Silo series, a TV adaptation of which on Apple TV just completed its first season.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
 
On the one hand, this book seems like it hits every post-apocalyptic trope. It never feels cliche though. it does some things in the first few chapters that I think are daring (but are major spoilers, so I won't get into the specifics at the top of the thread here.)

The characters feel genuine in personality (especially compared to some of the characters in Shift, which I didn't like as much.) Overall, this was a great read and I ripped through it.
posted by tofu_crouton at 7:30 AM on September 6


I love this series, and the audiobooks are really well done. So far, hated the TV adaptation.
posted by Pantengliopoli at 9:58 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


The creeping horror at just how thoroughly the computer team has taken control of the silo is the big thing I remember from reading this several years back; I should go back and reread.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:47 AM on September 6 [1 favorite]


I remember reading this a long time ago when it was still self-published and serialized. I think i might have finished the series, but I can't remember much of the latter books. I haven't heard enough good about the tv series to go there, but I did like this one when it was all the rage.
posted by OHenryPacey at 4:17 PM on September 6


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