Synopsis: 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.
5 stars from me!
First and foremost, if you haven’t already read WOOL by Hugh Howey then you need to stop everything and go and read that one first…
Okay, so if you are still reading then hopefully you’ve already read WOOL and are well aware by now that Mr Howey is a genius story teller and has a creative mind that most would (and should) envy.
It’s no surprise at all that the film rights to these books have been snapped up by Ridley Scott, when you read them you are swept away into a vivid visualisation of the world that Howey has powerfully created for us. It’s truly amazing the way the words just leap into life in your head.
SHIFT takes us further back into the story, here we learn how the world came to be unlivable and how and why the silos were created. We go inside the minds of the men responsible for the atrocity and also those responsible for the design of the silos – little knowing that they will end up living in them.
As well as the obvious appeal of the well written story, SHIFT also features some much more sensitive moments focussing on the intricacies of relationships and how far we will go to protect those we love. As well as how far we will go to prevent our own loneliness.
It is a truly great read and I offer many thanks to Hugh Howey for writing these books.
I’ve got DUST on pre-order and I cannot wait!