Based on a recommendation over at Boingboing, I picked up the Kindle version of Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5). It's a great deal for a 550 page book at only $4.99. Out of 176 reviews, 166 of them are five stars.
Originally begun as a short story(Wool 1), the book tells of a dystopian future where humankind lives in underground silos, where the outside is toxic & where even discussing the outside will get you sent to die outside. You can buy the individual stories that make up the series separately or save a buck or two & buy the omnibus edition.
Before I was even halfway through with this book, I ordered a few more of author, Hugh Howey's books. It helps that the Kindle editions are only $2.99 so there's not much risk in discovering a new author.
So far I am loving Wool and am looking forward to more of Howey's works.
Just finished Wool--the omnibus edition. Fantastic stuff. Part of the fun is the journey you take with the protagonists in trying to learn exactly what their world is all about, why certain things are taboo (e.g., speaking of the outside), and why certain things they've taken for granted might carry a different meaning if the world doesn't work the way they've been taught (e.g., the price of cables/texts vs. the use of porters). The final segment seemed a bit unfocused and ad hoc to me. But, overall, great storytelling.