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Wool by Hugh Howey.


Let me make a few things clear to avoid any confusion and further disappointment:

First of all, this is not a book about yarn, knitting, crocheting, sheep or anything even closely related to making woolen garments. 

Secondly, I did not buy this book believing it had anything to do with any of the aforementioned. This book was actually recommended to me by a friend. A male friend to be precise. One who has probably never even tried his hand at knitting. 

Thirdly: this is a sci-fi novel set in a dystopian world.

And finally: this might just be the best book I've read in a long time.

I've been such a lazy reader ever since I fell pregnant. Usually I've been such an evening person but at the moment it feels like I'm already sound asleep even before my head hits the pillow. Some nights I've tried to fight the tiredness but only managed to read a page or two before my eyelids have started to feel way too heavy.

The lazy Easter holiday mornings gave me the perfect opportunity to catch up on my reading and this morning I finally finished this book I started already before Christmas.

For you knitters, if you still feel confused: The name Wool probably comes from deception like in the saying "pulling wool over one's eyes" rather than the actual sense of the word, even though there are some other knitting related remarks such as naming the parts of the book things like "Proper Gauge", "Casting Off" and "The Unraveling".

This is one of those books that you can't really say anything about without spoiling the story for others. So I won't. If you want to read reviews go to Amazon or Goodreads. But remember, the book is written in such a way that I would recommend discovering the story yourself and not ruining it with spoilers.

Oh, one more thing: the book ends in such a way that you might want to have the sequel waiting beside you!

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  1. Cool, I've been thinking about picking this book up! I love dystopian sci-fis, I've been reading loads of oldies back to back but I think I'm in the mood for something more contemporary next. Going to the top of my queue :)

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    1. Nice! Let me know what you thought of it when you've read it!

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  2. Hi! I started reading this after you recommended it (your recommendations always sound so compelling :)) I found there were a few shortcomings in the story, but 'm so glad I kept reading untill the end of the third part, then it all gets amazing!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear you like it! I'm reading the next book in the series, Shift, at the moment, but judging by the speed you are reading compared to me, you have probably finished it before me :)

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