Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer Review

VINE VOICEon 1 July 2013
I am not really a Science Fiction fan but I was intrigued by the title of this book. It is set in a dystopian world some time in the future. Everyone lives in a giant silo (a hundred storeys high with no lift!) which works as a reasonably efficient organism with each person assigned a specific task. No-one is quite sure what other groups do - the elite are in IT and they seem to have a wider knowledge of what is going on. The silo will only operate if each remains in his or her work-station. If too much knowledge is available and new ideas spread then the whole is in danger of disintegration.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this as an audiobook and can well appreciate the large fan following. However, be warned, don't get too attached to some of the early characters as they only last for a few chapters before being replaced by new ones. It is well paced and we are given information bit by bit about what is going on: what is "cleaning"? is there life beyond the silo? who will triumph in the end?

Not being a SciFi fan I do not know how original Wool is or whether it will stand the test of time. But I was drawn into the story - and congratulate the writer on having some really strong female characters.
11 Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Please write at least one word
You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment
A problem occurred while submitting your comment. Please try again later.

There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Please try again later.

Product Details

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
£5.19+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime