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as Wool was great. This story had a slightly different take on ...
on 20 June 2017
My Goodreads shelves (read and to-read) include a few dystopian series and I was a little concerned about starting yet another one, especially having read two already this year, lest I get dystopia fatigue. Luckily I needn't have worried, as Wool was great.
This story had a slightly different take on the post-apocalyptic universe, the first such difference being that the inhabitants of the Silo don't know that they are in fact living in a post-apocalyptic world. Many generations of leadership have honed the new society's processes for maintaining order and control, to the point that nobody is even allowed to ask about what's outside or why they live inside. It is simply the way things are. But every so often, of course, comes a new thinker. Somebody who sees the bigger picture and asks the most dangerous of questions: WHY.
The story ramps up pretty quickly and I was drawn right in. It seems like a simple premise to start with, but there are a few nifty surprises and I found the storytelling to be quite compelling, particularly when the world all these people know starts to unravel around them. Also the yarn-based conceits were obviously appreciated for being relevant to my interests ;)