My name is Matt and I became a Hugh Howey fan just before the second Wool book was released. A member of my book club suggested the first book since it both sounded interesting and was a short read. Well, the entire book club has since become hooked (some of us more than others) and have all read through every wool book out so far. We even had the fortune to have had the opportunity to get to chat with Hugh over Skype.
My favorite (paraphrased) quote from that meeting was when Hugh said to "just write the sentence and move on, you can come back to it later," which is fantastic advice for me being a terrible procrastinator.
At the moment, my favorite part of any of Hugh's books would have to be from The Hurricane, which I am just about finished with, where he makes a metaphor likening saw dust from a chainsaw to yellow snow. I think we actually talked about it during the skype chat, but I didn't really get the full picture of how amazing that passage is until I read it. Fantastic!
Anyways, Hugh, all joking aside, I love the stories you craft and and really looking forward to everything that is coming in the future. I am so happy that you have received such great success, because if you hadn't I might not have found Wool and all of your other amazing stories that I have enjoyed so much (and all of the ones yet to come!)
Thanks, and.. uh, hi