I don't usually pay much attention to Amazon's recommendations - but after finishing 1Q84 I wanted something new and, for whatever reason, the Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey jumped out at me on Amazon's list.
Wool takes place in a bleak future where the characters live in self sufficient underground silos with only a vague understanding of the past or the world outside. I suppose that is a fairly 'standard' science fiction scenario - but what makes this book great are the details! I was delighted as the plot/world/characters went in directions that I would not of guessed and I was hooked after only a few pages!
Rating: 4 of 5 First Read Date: April 2012