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Great Followup to the Wool 1
on December 26, 2015
I thought the first Wool book was excellent. A really good short story with a nice ending twist that made you think the story ended there. But Howey does a great job of using that as the jumping point for a deeper and bigger story. The writing is superb, and the characters are strong.
You start to get a sense of the reality of life in a silo, and what it means to live in an underground city, with all of the infighting, politics, and stress that such an existence would entail. I had flashbacks to the Fallout video game series, and Howey lays out what living in an underground vault would look like.
The ending of Wool #2 has a twist, similar to the fact that Wool #1 had a twist. The difference, in my opinion, is that this twist is more of a cliffhanger, more of a pull to continue reading the next book in line. And I will be doing exactly that.
I think people tend to rate books higher than they should, so I try to rate books on a harder scale, while being consistent over time. Jerry Foster's book rating scale:
5 - Fantastic. Life-altering. Only 10-20 books in a lifetime.
4 - Very good.
3 - Worth your time.
2 - Not very good.
1 - Atrocious.