Wool 5: The Stranded
Feb 23, 2012
Author: Hugh Howey
Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
The Wool Series 1 - 4 reviews can be found HERE.
As I previously stated in the first review, this series grabbed and hooked me in a serious way when I started reading it.
It would be classified as an apocalyptic dystopian novel, but I feel it's very much a character driven story as opposed to "horrors of the future" book. The individuals in the book aren't trying to survive through a horrible death of Earth type of scenario.... that already happened hundreds of years ago. They're just trying to have a decent and good life in what now exists as life on Earth.
I highly suggest you read the first 4 books in the series as it really builds the structure behind this story.
I don't want to say too much about the story lines as this is the fifth in a set of books that definitely carry the story along like a serial and to say too much would give away so many plot surprises from the previous books .... so I'll keep it a bit vague.
In Wool 5 life has changed greatly for many of the main characters and secrets are beginning to rise to the surface. Secrets that have been kept hidden for several hundred years from the general populace, for their own mental stability and to continue to keep the people under control, are now being found out and let's just say the people trapped living in this confining silo for their entire lives are not happy.
Things need to change. Things will change. Whether they'll change for the better or the worse is yet to be determined.
I will say that the secrets that come out, about how humanity might act in the future, what decisions governments might come to.... while horrifying, aren't particularly surprising to me.
A great series of stories that I recommend. I'm not certain that 5 is the last in the series - if more come along, I'll snatch them up quickly!
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