Shift Prima Di Wool In Un Futuro A Meno Di Cinquant Anni Da Noi, Il Mondo Ancora Come Lo Conosciamo Il Tempo Continua A Scivolare Tranquillo Ma La Verit Che Sta Scivolando Via In Pochi Sanno Quello Che Ci Aspetta Sono Uomini Di Potere E Si Stanno Preparando In Segreto Per Qualcosa Di Terribile Ma Anche Se Forse Vogliono Solo Proteggerci, Ci Stanno Mettendo Su Un Cammino Da Cui Non Potremo Mai Pi Tornare Indietro Un Percorso Che Condurr Alla Distruzione, Che Ci Porter Sotto Terra La Storia Del Silo Sta Per Essere Scritta, Il Nostro Futuro Sta Per Iniziare

I m the author of WOOL, a top 5 science fiction book on I also wrote the Molly Fyde saga, a tale of a teenager from the 25th century who is repeatedly told that girls can t do certain things and then does them anyway.A theme in my books is the celebration of overcoming odds and of not allowing the cruelty of the universe to change who you are in the process Most of them are classified

❮BOOKS❯ ✷ Shift ✭ Author Hugh Howey –
  • Hardcover
  • 622 pages
  • Shift
  • Hugh Howey
  • Italian
  • 02 January 2017
  • 9788845199608

10 thoughts on “Shift

  1. says:

    Buddy Read with Rachel BAVR Have you ever been happily reading a good book You re about to find out what happens to the protagonist Your heart is pounding with anticipation When all of a sudden, out of nowhere, the book dumps you into a ridiculously long ass flashback Everything comes to a complete and utter stop It s like being trapped in a meandering shaggy dog story And of course you ve got to read the damn flashback, because if you don t you may not completely grasp the full ramifications of the ending Well, Shift is a 600 page, doorstopper flashback To be honest, I sort of hated the book even before I began I wanted to go forwards, not backwards But I tried to stay optimistic After all, I loved Wool I loved the nostalgia Wool generated in me for classic SciFi I loved the suspense The characters were cool I was ready to take the plunge.Unfortunately, Shift is a long and tedious read First off, there s little suspense After all, it s a prequel, so of course I knew basically what was going to happen Howey also had the audacity to drag it out He kept describing the same things over and over again I started counting how many times he mentions a tomato, or tomato soup, or tomato paste The dead guys looked like tomato sauce was on them Howey also likes to talk about the circular staircase in the silo and overalls Bored, I started to wonder what these overalls are made of It better not be cotton They don t have the room And speaking of room, how can they grow so much wheat How are their computers lasting for centuries mine usually crash after ten years And what is the hierarchy for the powers that be Even Donald doesn t know that for sure and he lives there And the absolute worst was that lame ass, WTF reason they blew up the world I couldn t believe that nobody, and I mean nobody, questions Thurman and his cronies You ve got to be kidding me view spoiler Don t tell me that the US Air Force was willing to blow up their own US cities, because I don t buy it And what They couldn t work on finding a way to stop the Nanos, or make a stand off, like we did for years with Russia and nuclear bombs during the cold war Their only solution was to blow up the world, otherwise they would just have years of back and forth Nano warfare Are you serious And what was all that crap at the end about how only one silo can survive because people would kill each other What, people can t work together Only in Howey s world Can I say PLOT HOLE end of rant hide spoiler

  2. says:

    Hugh Howey is a great idea man and the post apocalyptic world of the Silos is a wonderful little playground with the potential for great stories Unfortunately Howey s skills at character building leave much to be desired and ultimately drags down the entire series.Here s some of the ways Howey fails at writing characters he never tells us what anybody looks like Every character sounds the same and has no identifying tics or habits The relationship of just about every character to every other character is told to us instead of shown For example, we know Donald loves Helen because we re told he loves Helen, not because he acts any special way towards her beyond calling her Sweety or Honey Mick is his best friend because were told he s his best friend Mick slaps him on the back a lot so I guess that proves it Anna wants Donald to herself because we re toldand so on.As the main character Donald is as bland as they come, showing no particular intelligence or personality to distinguish himself from the other cast members, who themselves have no distinctive personalities Because of this I had a very hard time either identifying or sympathizing with anybody beyond their incredibly horrific circumstances the one exception being Solo but only because he REALLY got the shaft, so to speak.Lately I seem to keep running into novels of good ideas and poor execution i.e Justin Cronin s Passage and Ernest Cline s Ready Player One It s disappointing and as a contrast i d recommend Steven King s The Stand as an example of the apocalypse done right with solid world building and well drawn characters we come to love or hate For me it s still the gold standard All this being said I ll still come back for the final chapter of WOOL because damn if it isn t an interesting place to explore.

  3. says:

    Shift, as the impressive science fiction follow up to Wool, proves that Hugh Howey can write and write well This is a prequel, but is, in my opinion, better read after Wool in order to not destroy the unique aspects of reading Hugh Howey s first work I would say that together Shift and Wool appear as better versions of The Maze Runner series Not only are they far mature in their approach to their particular topics but they possess and infinite amount plausibility and depth The way in which Shift sets out the background to Wool, explaining how humanity could end up in silos is brilliant It particularly works as an exploration of politics, weaponry, humanity s quest for self annihilation, versus the drive to survive This stands alongside that sense of the contrast between the inner darkness versus the inner greatness of humanity However, the one reason this receives a four star rating is that the characters lacked in comparison to the previous novel and were not as appealing to myself as a reader For once I m lost for words as to how to properly review all the aspects of this novel Perhaps fatigue has destroyed me over this week That said, I will recommend all serious readers give this book a go after they ve tried Wool I will be seriously looking forward to the next book myself I do love quality science fiction and while I m lacking something to fully capture and describe about the depth and lack of superficiality or immaturity in this novel I cannot find it The best thing to do is simply recommend that others read these books.

  4. says:

    I really wanted to like this book, I really did But unfortunately, the writer falls into the same traps he did in Wool Like Wool, this book tells a fantastic story for the first 2 3 in this case, I really did love the way the conspiracy built piece by piece before your eyes, and I enjoyed slowly putting it together with a lot of OMG moments If the book had ended after just that, it would have been a 5 star review However, in this novel Howey seems not to be able to restrain himself from going overboard with big reveals and too clever tricks It seems like he s always waiting around the corner with a BUT WAIT THERE S MORE moment, and after a while I just developed reveal fatigue I guess.It doesn t help that the Howey reveals, the less the conspiracy makes sense Suspending disbelief is easy when the writer leaves much of the details to your imagination, but Howey can t do that he has to explain every little thing and eventually it falls apart view spoiler For instance, why was destroying the world the best and only solution I mean it seems like these brilliant scientists he gathered could come up with something else to try And why were three people, only one of whom was in government, able to convince an entire Air Force division to drop nuclear bombs on Atlanta It just seems a little bizarre that the secret cabal we ve been hearing about since the beginning of Wool ended up being a Dixiecrat junior senator and a couple of doctors.I also thought that the romance bit was unnecessary and kind of ridiculous It killed the mood for me when Donald was pining away for Helen, and I thought it was unrealistic and kind of pathetic that he got stuck on that even when Helen was dead for 200 years It made Donald into a very weak character, and suddenly it was hard to be sympathetic with him as that story unfolded As he started falling apart I found myself rolling my eyes than I was feeling sorry for him And finally in that scene with Anna when he kills her, it was literally the stupidest thing he could possibly do, and yet, he did it, so I just was totally unable to have sympathy for him past that point after I lost emotional interest in Donald, the rest kind of fell apart for me I just didn t care about the characters any hide spoiler

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    UPDATED PARANOID RANT NEAR THE END WITH SLIGHT SPOILER The second volume of Howey s Solo trilogy takes us back to the origin of the silos and introduces a few good guys Donald in particular a few bad guys Thurman although we are not sure until Dust exactly how evil he is and some ambiguous characters Anna well, you ll need to read Dust to see how this turns out It is an interesting idea with the nanobots and the Noah s Arc concept The suspense is done quite well with time shifting back and forth as the reality of the project slowly dawns on Donald Honestly, I wanted to slap him a few times for his naivet For my reservations regarding the larger story line, you ll need to read my review of Dust As for this story, it is carried primarily on the suspense that Howey builds throughout rather than character development which I felt was rather flat Still, it is an interesting follow up to Wool which I enjoyed peripherally and I was still intrigued enough to follow through with Dust view spoiler A quick followup to say that I did a little research and the idea of nanobots being used against the human body rather than for it may be a far realistic scenario than I previously thought Reading this article from 2015 about using AI to fight disease and this one from 2009 about immortality being achieved by 2040 , I suppose that the ideas that Howey uses to underpin the manmade disaster that destroys the human race other than those in the silos that we know of is not as far off as I thought This even recent article shows, that in labs at least, we already have nanobots that can attack specific cells in this case ones with cancer or there are these nanobots developed by Israel for brain diseases It is not hard to imagine how this technology could easily be reprogrammed like on the Black Mirror episode Hated in the Nation S03E06 to kill good, healthy cells OK, so I guess I am going to have a glass or three of wine before bed tonight hide spoiler

  6. says:

    It is truly a sorry affair that most sequels just do not turn out right Well, alright, not most Some Can we settle on a lot I can start naming now, The sequel to Blood Red Road, Metro 2034 and I am sure you can carry on with this list to eternity In fact, please carry on in the comments I would really love to find out what sequel drove you mad .So basically, I think we can draw the conclusion that you pretty much have to be J.K Rowling not to mess up the sequels So am I surprised that Shift wasn t really a charming sequel to Wool No, dear friends, I am not But am I disappointed I don t really know where to begin with this book, or frankly IF I should begin at all, cause you can see I just gave it 1 star, which I pretty much never do , so you must be getting the vibe that not only did this book not satisfy me, it probably even enraged me.In fact, if that book had been a game, I would have rage quit. This book has many very unfortunate factors that made me hate it Part of it was that it was a sequel to a mind blowing book But it s not just that The plot dragged and dragged and dragged I can t think of a book that has tortured me quite so lately.If I had to compare it with Wool, well, first of all, the main character is such a wimp that you can t even Literally Second okay, the first book is quite depressing But it s also uplifting in a way, cause they keep fighting Nobody gives up Shift though What happens to the guy is so depressing , that if you have any empathy at all, like even the amount sea critters have, you will probably get sorely depressed from just touching the book , much less reading it Hint I totally did Unfortunately, I can t find much to say about this book It s a non story completely I know it will not remain in my mind at all, because, well, pretty much nothing happened Half of it was a retelling of what happened in the first book, half told stuff about a guy I honestly don t care to hear about, and intermingled in between all of that, there was maybe a little bit about how or why the silos were actually built Alright, I ll give you that there is the backstory But hey I could have saved so much time and brain cells if that was just given to me in like 10 pages.Now you will say, Evelina, dear friend, WHY DID YOU NOT DNF Well, now I actually have a pretty good reason for that.You might know I do not DNF almost ever , but this time I was buddy reading this with my mom And since I was taking my sweet time, she kept whining about wanting to talk about the story and just tortured me into finishing it It was terrible D abuse, I tell you Here s a GIF of me superstar to show you how I felt while reading this book I think it s a better outlet than text Now you ve seen it all.Read Post On My Blog My Bookstagram Bookish Twitter

  7. says:

    My rating is 4.5By the second part of the book Silos is a little less good, but the first part of the trilogy But the story is still great, very well written and keeps us tense all the time The story leads us to the time of construction the silos and is accompanied by the main figure congressman Donald, who gets the task of the president to make drafts for silos Though he accepts a job, it does not attract him much, because he takes that job away from the family But this job will bring him something bigger than except for him in the future His whole world will only break up in the future in one day The writer leads us to a terrible future in which individuals are determined to do everything to manipulate people with some strange motives Donald will find it in a difficult way and all that he considers being true will burst into the wilderness that has become his life One thing is certain, Donald must change it all.

  8. says:

    Last night I was tempted to give this book two stars out of sheer frustration, but that wouldn t be fair Yes, it s nowhere near as good as its predecessor, the excellent _Wool_ And yes, it s not what you d call really good But I did read it straight through, and with no regrets.What Shift does well is provide context and explanations for much of the culture and history or lack thereof that we saw in Wool, and that s cool As a sort of Simarillion, this prequel book works The last few pages also nicely set up the final volume of the trilogy And, as with Wool, it s fun to track the many different ways in which the title fits the stories What Shift doesn t do well is make sense Or provide interesting, likeable characters Or have a very good plot to page count ratio Shift is three stories one short one of an early silo uprising told from the POV of a silo porter That one s quite good, and the highlight of the book One is the backstory of Solo from Wool there s nothing new here we got the picture just fine from Wool And the story s ending is so crassly manipulative, so obvious, as to be downright disgusting The whole arc didn t need to be there The third is the story of one of the sort of unwitting creators of the silos, from the project s founding through his repeated thaws from suspended animation to address crises in the silos, up to the events ending Wool This should have been terrific material, but failed on many counts Donald is almost entirely passive in the face of world ending events, just kind of bobbing along He makes terrible decisions, not out of tragic flaws, but either from cognitive impairment or just not wanting to think too hard or take action It s around Donald that Howey s writing fails we re told repeatedly of Donald s epic passion for his wife, but all we see is a cool and distant relationship with someone vaguely unsympathetic He uses this twoo wuv to rebuff the constant advances of the hot sociopath but we never see why she might be interested in this nebbish Generally, unlike in Wool, so much makes no sense here that it destroys immersion in the book It s just not possible to imagine that the project could have been built as described we re to believe that construction workers didn t talk to each other, and nobody bothered to look at 5000% cost overruns on everything , nor that the triggering event could have happened without anyone outside the conspiracy including an entire military chain of command getting asked if the mission was authorized And, if everything s been thought through and sanitized, down to the encyclopedias for the inner circle, how come all the children are raised with books from before the apocalypse Finally, even positing nano bio mind control, Howey s society has no storytellers, no artists, not a single person who decorates their body or their uniform These are not humans Tell me they re Venusian Slime Molds, and I ll go along with you But those are some of humanity s deepest traits Tell me that you ve eradicated those but kept farming and industrial labor, and sorry, I m walking away I ll read Dust, the final volume, but I m not in any great hurry now.

  9. says:

    REVIEW SUMMARY The sequel trilogy to the best seller, Wool Omnibus, which takes a leap back in time to show how the chaos started.BRIEF SYNOPSIS A silo architect finds out too late what he s been building, loses track of his wife and memories, and must uncover the secret behind the silo in order to make everything right.MY RATING 3.5 starsMY REVIEWPROS Strong beginning empathy for major characters challenging philosophical themes about war and sacrifice to survive as a human race.CONS Third Shift Book Three slowed the story way down with minor revelations and sparse action.BOTTOM LINE While the first half gave hope that this sequel could surpass Wool Omnibus, the story went downhill from there Shift is still recommended for Wool fans, and it will not kill interest in reading the concluding volume even though it did not meet expectations Spoiler Warning This review will have spoilers for people who have not read Wool, and only general spoilers for those who have yet to read Shift Reviews for First Shift Legacy and Second Shift Order can be seen at the reviewer s home page Shift Omnibus is made up of three books, First Shift Legacy, Second Shift Order, and Third Shift Pact.First Shift Legacy starts out with a young congressman, Donald, who has aspirations for greatness but finds out that his plans are not what those up the chain of command have in store for him Donald is given the task of building an underground silo just in case recent nanotechnology development continues to escalate into a world war and is assigned to work with an old flame from his college days This old flame flirts just like she always did, and he begins to wonder if she is manipulating events to keep him away from his wife The race for Donald to figure out what he is really building and how to make sure he doesn t lose his wife in the process is very exciting and emotional, reminiscent of the turmoil in Wool 1 and even made a few reviewers wonder what this series would have been like had it started with this book The conclusion of First Shift Legacy wows as much as it breaks one s heart.Second Shift Order continues to pound a hammer on the heart strings as it further unfolds the mystery of the silos and the over arching moral dilemma of killing in order to save lives The revelations mix perfectly with the questions posed about what you would do in Senator Thurman s situation The new POV character, a porter named Mission Jones, has a strong character arc of his own that is only slightly less impacting as Donald s Here, the author writes a tight plot exploring Mission s inner struggle of hating to be a burden on anyone.This book s inclusion of Mission Jones is an outstanding compliment to the overall plot and thematic question of whether humanity should adapt a survival of the fittest mentality Mission has a revelation Everyone was trying to get to where they didn t need one another And how exactly was that supposed to help them all get along This is the opposite side to Thurman s stance that the people inside the silos don t need the people who were killed above ground in order for their human race saving experiment to be successful.The conclusion to Mission s arc is also emotional and surprising Senator Thurman makes a powerful argument for the establishment and goal of the silos, and it seems like Donald is not going to be able to overcome a system that treats people like numbers instead of integral pieces of a whole.Third Shift Pact has an emotional beginning, but stalls as it shows snippets of a young man, Jimmy, growing up alone in a silo post uprising While this reader appreciates seeing the origin story of one of the remaining characters in Wool, the frank analysis of his story in this book is that he had twice as much page time as he should have The discovery of self and finding of a partner in a stray cat were emotionally engaging, but the time spent holed up and then wandering made the end of this book a burden to finish.Jimmy s revelation illustrated the point of his story within this omnibus, Man wasn t meant to live alone This reader just wishes the illustration of that point was exciting, and maybe a letdown in Donald s arc contributed to the lack of balance between introspection and intrigue.Donald s arc in Third Shift Pact did not surprise enough to match the excitement of the first two books It was already clear that he was angry with Thurman and Anna, and so his solution to those problems was only mildly surprising, and a little disappointing Donald has gone through a very difficult life, but his decisions in Third Shift went a direction that lessened empathy and support On top of that, the silo numbers became confusing as far as their relation to the plot s mystery.To wrap up, Shift Omnibus took bold strides in expanding the conspiracy inherent in the world of the author s Silo Saga, but a weak ending stole the momentum and interest established in the first two books While Wool set this series up to be a lifetime favorite, Shift and Third Shift specifically tempered expectations significantly.

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    Continuing the saga of the Silo I loved Wool, I loved this book So many questions after reading Wool Why, for instance, were there no elevators This book addresses that sort of I wonder if the author received enough emails about that topic that he felt he ought to mention it in his next book Shift answers a few Woolly questions, but asks quite a few questions I think that every few pages I was going OMG This book is of a prequel to Wool but should definitely be read after Wool to prevent spoilers from ruining the story This is the story of the Silo s beginnings It starts many years before Wool, but then ends at the same time as Wool ends Shift covers the lives of several people and a few of them are familiar It plunged me right back into that world and I started once again dreaming of living in a silo every night It s not often a book gets into my dreams, but this one certainly did That must be part of the universal appeal of this book Something in this book is definitely speaking to part of my brain.Looking forward to reading Dust I m not sure where this is heading BTW it also makes for some fun conversation Last night, for instance, my husband mentioned to me if I thought there would be fewer uprisings in the Silo if they had reading material, maybe some fun magazines like Silo Living That led to Living in the Mids, Up Top Life, Better Silos and uh Silos, Down Deep Life and then eventually we realized there had to have been at least one uprising on the shortfall of TP paper, after all, is such a precious commodity.Recommended for all Wool lovers out there.

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