His postapocalyptic trilogy, Wool, Shift, and Dust, has been around for a while, but I didn’t get around to reading it until last week and this. All I can say is: WOW. The books are fantastic. The story is of a society that lives underground in a silo, several hundred years after an apocalyptic event – and to say any more than that would spoil it. There is a mystery woven throughout the trilogy: What happened? Why are they underground? Why does going outside condemn them to death? And – is anyone else out there?
If you like this genre and haven’t read Wool, I highly recommend it. The books are long, but extremely well written and there aren’t many wasted words. It’s a great read.