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Telynor's Library, and then some

A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Wool: Downright creepy, and yet -- you gotta read more.

Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) (Wool, #1-5) - Hugh Howey

This is one of the creepiest dystopias that I have read in a long time. A silo made of dozens of levels holds a population of people who have never known anything else. They grow food, raise children, and try to survive under a strict code of laws that are ruthlessly enforced. The one rule above all is to never ask about the outside, never to think of it, never try to find out more. That means banishment and certain death in the arid, poisoned world outside that is glimpsed with the viewscreens. Others have gone into the unknown, and one of those was Holden's wife, Allison, something that has shattered Holden's confidence and he does the unthinkable... The people of the silo I found very interesting, and Howey takes the time to create each one, and drat him, he's good at pulling a G.R.R. Martin stunt and killing them off just when you get to really like them. It's also one of the most unnerving novels that I've read this year and this is one that I can recommend. Five stars overall.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/wool_bk_1_by_hugh_howey_2013_paperback/content_634740641412