Wool

The children were playing while Holston climbed to his death; he could hear them squealing as only happy children do.

Authorities deciding that they know what’s best for you down to every little detail, are terrifying. Living in a world where you can’t escape them because your world is one big silo, probably makes things even worse.

The sky outside is poison. The silo is a micro-climate, and thinking about going outside, changing the inside processes and authorities, are enough to get you sent outside, to clean. Because even though the world outside is a wasteland, authorities still want their lenses trained on it.

And when there are rules about what you can’t and can think about it, there is rebellion. But is there a better world out there, or will they have to do with what has been the entire world for decades?

Hugh Howey creates a stark world in a superb visual way. The characters are gritty, but never more or less than human (although the villain leans a little bit towards 2D). And even though it’s part of a series, it absolutely holds up on its own.

Wool, Hugh Howey, Century 2013

Author: vanferdinandus

Ik ben een journalist en schrijver die in drie woorden te vatten is: lezen, creëren, en schrijven. Voor de verrijking van mijn leven, maar vooral mijn plezier, kijk ik heel graag allerlei soorten films en televisieseries, maak ik foto's uit vreemde hoeken en loop door de aangelegde bossen van Nederland.