Shift . Hugh Howey. A brilliant follow on to Wool.

In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away.

A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect us.

They are setting us on a path from which we can never return.

A path that will lead to destruction; a path that will take us below ground.

The history of the silo is about to be written. 

Our future is about to begin

Only stumbled on Hugh Howey earlier this year and I’m very glad I did. Wool was definitely one of my favourite reads of the last couple of years and I have finally managed to read the second part (which is actually a prequel) and I’m glad to say Hugh has maintained the high standard of Wool.

I’ve read a few post apocalyptic books in my time and in a lot of cases there is either no back story given or it is too simplistic or boring. Shift details how the silos came about and a select history up to the events of Wool. Hugh’s back story is brilliant and the characters involved are very interesting and those mentioned in Wool surprise you by not fitting expectations.

Howey builds and intricate detailed web of the events and still leaves you wondering what’s really going on. I’m already counting the days to the publication of Dust (August or October depending on location and formats).

Definitely a book everyone should read and shaping into a fantastic trilogy.




About Paul Walsh

I'm a big fan of fantasy and scifi, which would make up most of my reading but will branch out often enough. Favourite authors vary over time but generally include Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Conn Iggulden, Robert Harris, Karen Maitlan, Kate Mosse, Anne Rice, Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury. John Scalzi, Mark Lawrence, Pat Rothfuss and a host of others. I'm not the harshest reviewer but will note down a few words on all books I read.
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