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Wool: Author Hugh Howey On Creating Characters

Wool has captivated readers across the globe since Hugh Howey first released it on Amazon, and was one of the most talked about books of 2012. It has drawn comparisons to the likes of The Road , The Passage and The Hunger Games, with Ridley Scott acquiring film rights earlier this year . Now it’s available to buy in hardback , through Century.

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The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. In the ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies.

To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are given the very thing they profess to want: they are allowed outside.

Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.