Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Hugh Howey's Wool is something of a cause celebre among self-publishing enthusiasts.  It's garnered numbers of reviews and sales that many traditional-path authors would love.

The novel was originally published in 5 installments, and the first three stand pretty well as independent short stories.  I also felt that these three stories are stronger than the last two much longer stories, because they felt fresher.  I think the turning point for me is the end of the third story, the last line of which is the worst kind of action-movie cliche.

Not that stories 4 & 5 are bad, but they're somewhat predictable, compared to the first 3.

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