May 24, I've been known to download a thing or two without paying for it.. The difficulty was actually getting the kindle eBook files to convert. Ebook Success Hugh Howey Sells Print Rights to Wool an audience and then helped them to achieve new levels of success (Lisa Genova. HUGH HOWEY is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde saga and the New Level. Silo (Series). Hugh Howey Author Peter Bieringer Narrator ().
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Nov 16, Siobhan rated it it was amazing The Wool Trilogy is, without a doubt, my favourite dystopian read.
It has everything you need in a good dystopian book whilst managing to go against the grain of what is so popular. We have the necessary degraded world, filled with secrets we want to understand, and characters who have their mind set on life being lived in a particular way.
Rather than a world of teenagers overthrowing the terrible adults, w The Wool Trilogy is, without a doubt, my favourite dystopian read. Rather than a world of teenagers overthrowing the terrible adults, we have adults who have lived in the world and understand the need for answers and change. This is a more mature dystopian read than most, and because of that I find it to be much more enjoyable. He became a bit of an internet celebrity for the success of his on-line publishing, which bypassed the usual processes of publishing houses.
At some stage the collection has been brought together and published in hard copy, catapulting Howey into the ranks of s The edition of 'Wool' that I've read is a compilation or omnibus of several shorter stories or novellas which are interrelated and which appeared in a sequence over several months as self-published on-line editions authored by Hugh Howey.
At some stage the collection has been brought together and published in hard copy, catapulting Howey into the ranks of successful authors very quickly.
The early novellas, entitled 'Holston' and 'Proper Gauge', chapters in this edition, concern the lives and deaths of Holston, Jahns and Marnes, senior figures in the administration of the Silo, a totally self-sustaining underground installation of thousands of people taking refuge from a post-apocalyptic Earth which has been decimated. I greatly enjoyed the economy of the language of these opening chapters, which tell their story effectively with a leanness which is missing from the subsequent chapters.
Shelves: festivals-of-stupidity It has come to my attention that perhaps I was a bit hard on Hugh " I'm not a misogynist, some of my best friends have ovaries! Thus, a friend lent me First Shift so I could review the book, not the author. So let's review. In the year , a neophyte Congressman from Georgia, Donald Keene whose intellect is anything but , comes to Washington and does absolutely noth It has come to my attention that perhaps I was a bit hard on Hugh " I'm not a misogynist, some of my best friends have ovaries!
In the year , a neophyte Congressman from Georgia, Donald Keene whose intellect is anything but , comes to Washington and does absolutely nothing with regards to politics or governing.
Donald is told the building project is a benign nuclear waste storage facility - aren't they always - and so he sits down, shuts up, and does what he is told even though warning bells would instantly ring for any normal person with two brain cells to rub together. Shifts last six months and then the worker is put back to sleep until it is time for his next shift.
Whoever decided that forced turnover every six months is the most effective and efficient way to run any kind of organization deserves any and all fuck ups and piss poor morale that ensue. Just sayin'.
Because not only did the numbskulls who designed this future society decide that forced turnover ever six months was a viable way to go, they also decided that women hold zero value as contributors to society as thinking, rational human beings. No, the mere presence of their vaginas would somehow poison the men with uncontrollable desire. First, it presumes men have zero control of their impulses and emotions and cannot help themselves.
It's the basic assumption underlying rape culture: hey, it's not my fault I raped her, it's her fault for wearing that short skirt and see-through shirt. Second: "Passion" is not just restricted to two people of opposite gender. Hate to break it to the brainiacs who devised this society, but if the thought was to prevent all emotional and sexual relationships by removing women - shyeah, right.
Third: WTF?!? Women can't contribute to this society? Women aren't capable of being doctors, psychologists, systems analysts, etc?!
The mere sight of Anna covered in dust bunnies after installing Donald's new desktop computer is enough to make Little Donald want to come out to play. But Donald holds firm no pun intended. He will be faithful to his wife Helen.
Even though Anna does absolutely nothing that suggests any kind of sexual innuendo and her evil seductive temptress ways appear completely made up in Donald's head.
Brandon ended up having a spectacular breakdown on camera his second time on the show. And sorry, Donald, but honestly? You have the intellectual curiosity of a kumquat, for starters. And Anna, even as thinly as she is written, could do WAY better. If she even wanted to. When I saw the reaction to Wool -- with so many readers hungry for more -- I sat down and plotted out the rest of the series.
If it was a completely different kind of story, would it have had the same trajectory? Genre fiction has an enormous advantage, both in self-published works and in traditionally published works.
There are more readers out there looking for genre fiction. So yes, I think it absolutely helped. Those are the best compliments. Why do you think dystopian themes are so popular in current fiction?
Does it say something about our times? Our economy? Our outlook on life? You could also say that comic book films have never been so popular, or science fiction films, or zombies, or Korean pop stars. What are your favorite books?
The ones that teach me. I mostly read non-fiction. That might be my new top book. What is the latest news on the film, which I understand has been optioned by Ridley Scott?
The screenplay is being written right now. The meetings in L. I asked the production teams afterward what they thought the chances were of actually seeing this on-screen knowing how few works get through the pre-production stage , and I was told that things look as well as they possibly can.
It seems that kind of job would really be great fodder for the characters of those working in the silo in Wool. Oh, absolutely.