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Shift Omnibus (Shift 1 - 3)
Shift Omnibus (Shift 1 - 3) | Hugh Howey
This is the sequel to the New York Times bestselling WOOL series. It combines the three Shift books into a single e-book in order to save the reader a few bucks. The saga concludes with DUST, which will be available in late 2013. Reading Order: 1. WOOL 2. SHIFT 3. DUST ____________________________________ In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened.
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BinxReadsBooks
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One of my current reads, another interesting quote for ya.

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Odjho
Level: Roman | Hugh Howey
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Great concept!
It's conveying a strange mix of moods: It's like nostalgia, but twisted into something darker, colder.
I really enjoyed that the stories alternated and intertwined at some points, so that the reader got an understanding of how different time is like and how strange this new way of living has to be for the characters.
All in all, I'd really recommend this book,
and I'm dying to know how the series is going to end!

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Moony
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Finished the #audiobook today. It's the second of the trilogy and about the beginning if the silos. It wasn't so thrilling like the first book. For me it's a book between pick and so-so.

julesG Sweet peas!!! 😍 I forgot to sow any this year. Not sure I can still do it. 5mo
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Moony
Shift | Hugh Howey
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#audiowaiting #audiobook at the post for the next #12littens12books book. 😶

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Moony
Shift | Hugh Howey
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For reaching my #bfc goal for this week, I have to be 141 minutes active. I have to work also, so it's possible. And perhaps I'll finished the tagged #audiobook. 😁 Have a good and productive day! #TeamFlow @JulesG @Cocoreads @Imabusybee @LibrarianJen @Laurenslibrary
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@britt_brooke

imabusybee Good job setting those goals👏🏻💜 5mo
julesG Have a good day! I'm sure you can do it! 5mo
britt_brooke Good luck!! You‘ll get there! 5mo
Reecaspieces You got this! 5mo
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Moony
Shift | Hugh Howey
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So the first day of #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc wasn't really successful. I only did a little walk in the forest and drew a tree. And I started the tagged audiobook. #urbansketching #sketchbook

40 active minutes / 100 active minutes
4065 steps
1,5 l drinking

Tomorrow will be a better day with sports in the evening.

@wanderinglynn @JulesG @Cocoreads @Imabusybee @LibrarianJen @Laurenslibrary
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Megabooks 4000+ steps is a pretty good walk, and that‘s a beautiful painting! 6mo
Moony @Megabooks Oh 40 active minutes and 4000 steps on the whole day. I only walk 15 minutes truth the forest. 😂 thank you! 6mo
CocoReads That‘s not bad at all! I‘m taking it easy today myself. 6mo
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Minispok Awesome painting! 6mo
wanderinglynn Great start! 🙌🏻 6mo
julesG My first day looks similar. Especially my evening. 😉 Sports in the evening? At those furnace like temperatures? I hope you're going swimming. 6mo
julesG Great painting! 6mo
britt_brooke Your art is lovely! 6mo
britt_brooke I joined late, but I‘m in your small group as well. 😁 6mo
Reecaspieces Gorgeous 6mo
LazyOwl Beautiful 6mo
sudi 👏👏👏 6mo
Moony @julesG I go riding and yes it's not the best sport at those temperatures. 😂 6mo
Moony @britt_brooke oh thanks! And sorry I didn't tagged you. I add you to my list. :) 6mo
julesG I know the horse will need the exercise too, but it'll be very warm for the both of you. 6mo
Moony @julesG we'll do a slow workout. 🐎 6mo
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gingegingeginge
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Many a plot twist

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JillR
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Mehso-so

I loved Wool but I was disappointed with Shift. The first third was so good. It went back and set the backdrop for how the silo project began, but as it went on it left me with more questions than it answered, and some parts I just didn't understand. It felt about 200 pages too long, and the chapters following Jimmy in Silo 17 just felt unnecessary. I'm not sure I'll finish the trilogy with Dust - has anyone read it? Is it worth it?

TrishB I finished the trilogy and really enjoyed it. I don't remember disliking this one though! 2y
JillR @trishb it was more that I found bits of it confusing and things unanswered - maybe I need to read Dust for those answers! 2y
Melissa_J I‘m with @TrishB on this. I enjoyed the whole trilogy and don‘t remember not liking this middle book. 2y
TrishB @JillR you get the answers in the 3rd 👍 2y
JillR Thanks @TrishB and @melissa_j - I'm going to give it a go! :) 2y
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JillR
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Really looking forward to starting this. (That annoying sticker on the front? It's not a sticker, it's part of the cover. I realised after trying to remove it for some time. Urgh)

DivineDiana Now that wasn't nice! 😕 2y
JillR I'm embarrassed that I didn't realise @DivineDiana 😳 Now I've looked at some Litsy reviews I see it's on every book and very much looks part of the cover 😳😳 2y
RadicalReader @JillR what was your favorite #lengthylitsy? 2y
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JillR
Shift | Hugh Howey
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#astheworldfallsdown "They are setting us on a path from which we can never return. A path that will lead to destruction that will take us below ground..." I loved the first instalment in this trilogy - Wool - and cannot wait to start this! (My cunning plan to buy it for my mum, who would then pass it on to me, worked! "Honestly, I didn't buy a new book...") #septembowie

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ElishaLovesBooks
Shift | Hugh Howey
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These were waiting for me when I came home today!#bookmail 💙💙

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Little_Grey_Books
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Mehso-so

Shift
Prequel to the recent #panrecommedation, shift provides the contexts and explanation that wool left. The book itself was well written and an impressive science fiction novel however there are some cons. The characters lack compassion and the more the book explained the less plausible it become. It's a real shame as I truly was looking toward to this book. #bookstragram #bookworm #instabook #bookblogger #booksofinstagram #reader #biliophile

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Little_Grey_Books
Shift | Hugh Howey
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#panrecommedation raced home to enjoy the sun and this book. Half way through, review to come

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avalinah
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Nope. Just nope. Almost bailed. This book was so bad it made me angry. In light of the genius first part (Wool), even more so. Full review (with a GIF of me making angry reading faces unawares) here: http://avalinahsbooks.space/shift-hugh-howey/

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Beckie1
Shift | Hugh Howey
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5 hours into the #24in48 and I'm about halfway through Shift. Lunchtime soon yay! #readathon

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Beckie1
Shift | Hugh Howey
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2.5 hours into my #24in48 readathon and I have my little ferret Casper to keep me company.

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Beckie1
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Tgis is my tbr for the #24in48 readathon that takes place this weekend

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OutsmartYourShelf
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Can't say too much without going into spoiler territory. This book covers the lead up to the first one. It would have been 5/5, except for the fact that I loathed the characters of Donald and Anna (Anna especially). Rating: 4/5.

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HappyEchos
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Shift was even better than Wool in my opinion!!!! Such a good explanation book to the world of Wool! "Be careful where you go digging..."

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kgunnIT
Shift | Hugh Howey

Liars and dead men -- two parties unskilled at dispensing the truth.

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MaryHerself
Shift | Hugh Howey

Late to the Howey party but, my giddy aunt, this story is immersive! Since starting the series, I've had more than one unpleasant, silo-inspired dream.

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MaryHerself
Shift | Hugh Howey

Late to the Howey party but, my giddy aunt, this story is immersive! Since starting the series, I've had more than one unpleasant, silo-inspired dream.

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Soubhiville
Shift | Hugh Howey
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This one took longer to get into than WOOL for me. I did like it once I got into it though. It was very interesting to find out how the Silos got started and to the point we join them in WOOL. The narrative was pretty good too. I'd say 3 3/4 stars.

RoBa I agree. This one bogged down for me. The next book returns to the characters in Wool and ties up the story nicely. :) 3y
Soubhiville Oh sweet @RoBa , I have the next one in my Kindle but wasn't sure I'd read it. Now I think I will 😊 3y
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Soubhiville
Shift | Hugh Howey
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I enjoyed Wool, so I have high hopes for Shift. Just started on audiobook.
I've read the first 3 parts of Beacon 23, and wasn't as impressed with them, so we'll see. Is Hugh Howey hit or miss?

Hooked_on_books I love Hugh Howey. This one is a little different than Wool (which I loved) but still good. 3y
Merethebookgal I hope you like it! I think I liked Wool better, but it was also really interesting to get the backstory on what the heck happened in this book. 3y
readinginthedark Still in the middle of Wool, but so far it's really good! 3y
Yournewfriendsams I really liked this one! And the next...I think it's called Sand? 3y
MrBook I need to start reading him. 3y
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HurstCommaMark
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Excellent! Establishes how the world introduced in Wool came to be. Look forward to seeing how it is all resolved in Dust.

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Greg
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Wool was a great read, but got so bleak I had to put it down for maybe a few years before I picked it back up again. While I finished Shift in one go, there were some bleak parts. Solid story, but I wished it stuck a bit more with Donald through the second half of the book and less with a character first seen in Wool. All in all, I'm fascinated with this world and how it came to be and would recommend to someone looking for grown up dystopia.

Greg Oh yeah. Popsugar Challenge 2016: dystopian novel 3y
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EmilyVA
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Mehso-so

I love the details of Howey's writing - his descriptions, images, symbolism and world building are all really interesting and well done. However, his plot lines tend to become depressingly dark for the second half of the book (making it a bit of a slog) till a glimmer of light at the end.

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HurstCommaMark
Shift | Hugh Howey
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I enjoyed Wool so much that I went out and bought Shift and Dust.

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EmilyVA
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Hugh Howey has the best titles. Each of them works on at least three levels.

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Merethebookgal
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This book is the 2nd in the Silo trilogy, but is actually a prequel to the first book, "Wool." While it may not have been as action-packed as the first book, it was definitely interesting to see the events that led up to the post-apocalyptic world that was introduced in "Wool."

BookishFeminist Oo I didn't know this was technically a prequel. I need to get off my butt and finish Wool already--I made it 2/3 of the way through and had to put it down "temporarily" bc life happened. Never picked it back up despite loving it! 4y
Merethebookgal @BookishFeminist Understandable, unfortunately sometimes life gets in the way of our reading! I hope you get to pick up Wool again soon and I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts! This 2nd book definitely gives you greater insight into this world. 4y
BookishFeminist @Merethebookgal I've got no excuse, it's sitting on my kindle 😂 4y
Hooked_on_books Love this series! 3y
Merethebookgal @Hooked_on_books So good, right? I want to read Sand, but my TBR is so long I'm not sure when I'll get to it. 3y
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Book_Gnome
Shift | Hugh Howey
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You guess it....on my TBR list for ages as well...

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Sasasp
Shift | Hugh Howey
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Goood😄

Dooplum I really enjoyed Wool and have been debating about reading more from this author. Might as well start with the sequel. 4y
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