I expected a story similar to the Wool omnibus. This is possibly the opposite of those books. A hurricane devastates a neighborhood and we see how people manage through the first chaotic times. I got involved with the characters and worried about them during the difficulties they faced recovering their lives.
Here’s the bio from Amazon
Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series. The WOOL OMNIBUS won Kindle Book Review’s 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award — it has been as high as #1 in the Kindle store — and 17 countries have picked up the work for translation. Look for WOOL in hardback in 2013 from Random House UK and keep your fingers crossed that Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian will do something exciting with the film rights!
Hugh lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. When he isn’t writing, he’s reading or taking a photograph.
If you like Hugh Howey’s writing, you’ll love this one. If you only like his science fiction, you’ll be disappointed. I think it’s well worth the read.