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The Warehouse
The Warehouse | Rob Hart
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____________________ Cloud is a company which likes to keep its secrets and it guards them well... A near-future thriller set in an America addicted to consumerism; gun violence, climate change and unemployment have ravaged the nation, and an online retail giant named Cloud reigns supreme. Cloud brands itself not just as an online storefront, but as a global saviour. But, beneath the sunny exterior lurks something far more sinister. ____________________ Paxton is a would-be inventor put out of business by Cloud. Hes had his one shot at success ripped away from him and now hes urgently in need of money and a job. Things get more complicated when Paxton meets Zinnia. He cant work her out. She says shes a teacher down on her luck, but she doesnt look or act like a teacher. And she seems to have a plan all of her own. With their agendas putting them on a collision course, they may both learn that the machine is just too big to be beaten.
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EverydayImReading
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My book clubs choice this month and it was a very popular read. High scores and a lively discussion about greed, capitalism and big business. Although described as a dystopian novel we all felt this is already happening in our present. This novel will might make you think.

Cathythoughts Great review! Yes , and great Bookclub discussion 👍🏻 1mo
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Cathythoughts
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Very interesting story, and having just watched WeCrashed with Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto it all makes more sense to me … out of my comfort zone reading .. and learning @EverydayImReading

TheLudicReader How was We Crashed? 2mo
Cathythoughts @TheLudicReader I thought it was brilliant! I binged watched it and was exhausted from it 😂. Excellent 👍🏻 2mo
TheLudicReader Thanks, @Cathythoughts I will check it out. 2mo
Cathythoughts @TheLudicReader Oh do ! Let me know what you think whenever you may get there. 2mo
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Soubhiville
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I often feel like corporations are getting too powerful. In The Warehouse a company called Cloud sounds very much like Amazon, and it‘s by far the largest shipping operation in the country. The employees live in tiny apartments on site, work 9 hour days 6 days a week, and make less than minimum wage.

Two characters get hired, each with an agenda to sabotage Cloud.

I really liked this, great pacing, twists I didn‘t see coming, fun read!

Hooked_on_books I‘m so glad! I loved this one and I feel like it flew under the radar a bit. 4mo
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Soubhiville
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August #booksin and doublespin books. I‘m really enjoying The Warehouse, about halfway through it already.

HeathHof Ooh, I am reading The Rib King this mont too. Looking forward to your thoughts on it! 4mo
AmyG I want to hear how The Rib King is, too. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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GarethSouthwell
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Started off well but trailed off. Still worth a read. The world-building is subtle and it's a plausible cautionary tale of what happens when Amazon takes over the world. I was sideswiped by a direction one character took later on that undermined the sympathy they'd built up, but it's generally well done and Hart's heart is definitely in the right place. Annoyingly the ebook is marred by paragraphing errors that make it hard to tell who's speaking.

LittlePixels Does it make you want a 🍔? 😉 4mo
GarethSouthwell @LittlePixels Absolultely not! :) That was a nice touch, I thought. Lots to admire in the book, just lacked something to take it to the next level. 4mo
LittlePixels @GarethSouthwell I felt the same. It was a good read, but not a great one. 4mo
GarethSouthwell @LittlePixels Yes, this was my first book by the author. Similar in some ways to Dave Eggers' The Circle, which I found similarly “OK“. Not read the follow up, yet - maybe that's better.
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BeeMagical
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Book 106🎧 4⭐️

This book was almost a 5⭐️, the body was so good and I thought it was going to lead up to this huge reveal but it kinda just got closed up nicely and that‘s that.

I wanted to know more about the box, the power, the burgers😂

But aside from that, an amazing novel and very easy to imagine based on our current state of things and the power of Amazon!

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GarethSouthwell
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Quite enjoying this. It's been on my kindle for a while, and finally took the plunge.

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BookBelle84
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This book is sooo good! It reminded me of 1984 for modern times. The idea of what would happen if big brother combined with big business. The author has executed it so well it feels possible. The comparisons to Amazon and Walmart were there and I feel like I could get more from this story from a reread because it is so clever. #pop22 #popsugar #highlyrecommend #mustread

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natashalb
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Mehso-so

Retail giant Cloud has essentially taken over a future dystopian world which is almost unhabitable. Paxton and Zinnia both have their reasons for applying to their live-work facilities.. parallels to our world of 2021 hit a little close to home...

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 134
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Traci1
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Starting off #AwesomeApril with this one.

My goals for the readathon are:
🔸️Finish 8 books
🔸️At least 1 #botm book

@Andrew65

Addison_Reads I've been wanting to read this one. I'm excited to see what you think about it. 2y
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2y
BookishClaire Ooh I‘ve been curious about this one! 2y
Traci1 @Addison_Reads @BookishClaire It was really good. And scary. In an "omg someone stop Jeff Bezos from making this reality, please" way, not a blood and guts way. 2y
Addison_Reads @Traci1 awesome! Now I'd really like to read it. 2y
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Erofan
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Mehso-so

??? The world has long been a hot desert with ghost towns because of the global warming. "Cloud" is a place where you can get a job, housing and everything necessary for life. Sounds good, but what is the price? The story is told on behalf of three characters. There are a lot of things that are hidden between lines. Unfortunately, the main characters didn't seem interesting to me, so I rate the book only three stars(

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Billypar
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Entertaining dystopian thriller that muses on how the company that puts Amazon out of business might upend daily work and life. That behemoth is called 'Cloud', Amazon on steroids, with an army of drones and a workforce who live and work on sites across the country. The story is told from 3 POV's: Cloud's dying founder, and two new recruits, a jilted ex-CEO and a corporate spy. An eerily possible dystopic world, though the end is pretty bonkers.

vivastory The cloud burger 😬😱 2y
Billypar @vivastory Yup- a very Soylent Green moment. Not to be outdone by the casual revelation that Cloud has secretly mastered cold fusion. Talk about a day of surprises 😅 2y
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vivastory
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Hart's fictional Amazon in The Warehouse is effective and damning. It doesn't read as fiction as much as dystopia-new realism. Literally 7 of the 8 blurbs on the back mention the sense of this potentially being right around the corner. Hart did a great job at showing the convenience of online retail and the human cost for the low prices & quick delivery. Also, as you can see from the picture I've done more than my share of ordering from them. 👇

vivastory As I've mentioned in previous posts I've begun using bookshop.org Still, I'm under no illusions. I will still occasionally use Amazon, but I'm trying to be more conscientious of where my money ends up. 3y
Hooked_on_books I loved this one 3y
vivastory @Hooked_on_books I'll be curious to see what Hart publishes next. Have you seen the documentary Yes Men? It's about 2 activists who prank the corporate world by giving presentations of absurd ideas. One of them was pretty similar to the cloud burger 😱😂 3y
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JazzFeathers I stoped buying from Amazon years ago. There are alternatives, if we're willing to look. 3y
Hooked_on_books I haven‘t seen that, but it sounds awesome 😆 3y
Suet624 @JazzFeathers I‘m with you. 3y
Suet624 @vivastory have you read the tagged book? Lots of real life Amazon shenanigans. Plus it‘s just an amazing book. 3y
vivastory @Suet624 I forgot about that one! I'd been meaning to check it out! 3y
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Jeshara
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I really loved this one even though it envisioned a scary future for our world. This story is set in the future where an online retailer basically runs the entire US. The employees both work and live on each of the company's campuses, and they are under the constant, watchful eye of the company. The company's founder is sick with only a short time left to live, and he is using that time to make final visits to his company's facilities.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Singout Just got this audiobook from the library! Thanks for the rec! 3y
Jeshara @Singout I hope you like it as much as I did! 3y
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Hestapleton
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@FantasyChick continues to kill it with her #newyearwhodis picks! I‘ve been doing the audio for this at work but I was so close to the end today that I finished it on my kindle! An uncomfortably realistic dystopia, where Amazon reigns supreme. It doesn‘t sound horrifying. But it is.

vivastory Just checked this out at the library. I've heard great things about it! 3y
FantasyChick Ahhh! So happy you liked it! This one was a big surprise for me, I honestly wasn't expecting much from it. The realization of how close we are to this type of world is terrifying. 3y
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Hestapleton
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Would really rather not be at work today, so I‘m listening to this #newyearwhodis audiobook and hoping it makes me a bit more grateful for the job I have! 😬 Also: BLACK FRIDAY MASSACRES?!
@FantasyChick @monalyisha

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JordanReadsTooMuch
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I've been so curious about this book and was excited to finally read it. It was darker than expected. I like the world that was created - recognizable but different. I think this book tried to hit on too many different hot button topics to be really enjoyable to me. Still glad I gave it a read! I did listen to the audio and it was okay.

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Oeguitan
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Holy crap. This book was great. I was so drawn into the dystopian Rob Hart created and kept wanting more. It was well paced and built this world that we are all familiar with, but then added twists and turns along the way. A must read for anybody who utilizes a company named after a river in South America.

adesr16 Brilliant book dealing with a fictional monopolistic company that destroys most brick and mortar businesses. Highly recommended 3y
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Kleonard
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This image might be hard to read, but I loved that author Rob Hart took the time to explain his dedication to Maria Fernandez and how her untimely death inspired his novel. ‘The Warehouse‘ continues to resonate with me long after I finished it.

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LiljaPleasant
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I actually quite enjoyed this one. But I'm not sure, if I'm satisfied with the ending... 🤔

Anyone read it?

#readingmom #librarybook #finished

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LiljaPleasant
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Spending the evening in bed with some nice warm milk with honey and a reeeaaaally good book. Can totally recommend the tagged one.

#readingmom #eveningmood

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LiljaPleasant
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1. Pizza 🍕
2. Yes!
3. Toddler swimming course with the twins
4. Waaaaaaaay too many 😅
5. Hmm... Red, green, blue...

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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LiljaPleasant
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Love the tagged book so far. Today is reserved for some house keeping stuff... Doing the laundry, vaccum cleaning, dishwasher... 😒 Not too exciting. Loving my viking mug. 😊

#audiocleaning #viking #postcards #readingmom

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Michellesibs
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'I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman that produces the cloth or shapes it into a garment will starve in the process' - Benjamin Harrison, US President 1891
See my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3005054759

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TheLibrarian
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More wonderful #bookmail

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Mogoeg
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This book is good. Well written and a compelling look at what it means to be part of the labor precariat where the only jobs available treat you as completely disposable. But it was so grim and such a terrifyingly realistic vision of the future that I couldn‘t handle it. I need something a little more escapist!

Megabooks When you‘re not looking for escapist, this woman worked in a real Amazon warehouse. One of my favorites of the year. 3y
Mogoeg Thank you! I will definitely add this one to my ‘to read‘ list! 3y
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Hooked_on_books
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In the not too distant future, two people with ulterior motives sign up to work for Cloud, an Amazon to the nth degree company which has largely taken over society. This is a completely entertaining book which is also smart social commentary. I highly recommend it.

Cinfhen Thinking you might like this book @britt_brooke Sounds good, although I‘m not big on satire. 3y
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen I‘d actually call it more dystopia/speculative fiction than satire. It‘s so interesting to watch the paths the two main characters take and how they evolve through the story. 3y
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books Sounds entertaining. Stacking! @Cinfhen 3y
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Memily
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I just started this and I‘m loving it so far!

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Oryx
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A chilling look at what might happen if a corporation was allowed to take over pretty much everything. Scarily plausible.

Probably best not to order your copy from Amazon...

Crazeedi 🤨🤔 3y
Schlinkles Listening to this right now via Libro.fm. 3y
Tamra Scary! 3y
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Oryx
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Just resting my book #dogsoflitsy

ladym30 That face! Melts my heart!💕 3y
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simpledutchgirl
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This futuristic read is like totally plausible. Strong likeable characters.

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Schlinkles
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New work commute audiobook

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MelissaSue81
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The concept of Cloud and its MotherClouds where workers live and work felt all too real after hearing stories of Amazon, Facebook and Google. At first I thought this was going to be another book just like The Circle. But this added a layer of corporate espionage and someone who we know from the start is not who or what they say they are. Definitely a page turner and I enjoyed it from start to finish. #reviewathon book 8.

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Oryx
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Back from holiday to free bookmail! Freebie from penguin for participating in their Bookmarks forum. Hadn't heard about this one, but sounds right up my street.

TheSpineView I read it. A near future dystopian where an Amazon like company controls the world. Big business gone horribly wrong. It was good. 3y
Oryx @TheSpineView doesn't sound too far off from reality unfortunately! 3y
TheSpineView @Oryx Agree! Makes you not want to bug anything from Amazon! 3y
squirrelbrain Sounds like a good one... love the cover! 3y
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FantasyChick
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Just a little bedtime reading.
Waiting for the weekend

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Lel2403
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All is not as it seems though in this dystopian tale that feels prescient and the power these companies wield is what makes this so utterly scary. Will Zinnia complete her task, Will Paxton become a company guy? Just how far will Cloud go to keep its secrets?

A completely mesmerising and compelling tale of our possible future…..absolutely petrifying and brilliant……a MUST read cautionary tale.

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KimM
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I'm a Sci-Fi and dystopian fiction fan and I thought this novel holds it's own against Handmaid's Tale, Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 (which are all mentioned in this book). This novel as well as the newly released The Farm by Joanne Ramos shows us the not so distant future and its a bit unsettling. I highly recommend them both. #Reviewathon review #1

#NetGalley
#Thewarehouse

rretzler I love dystopian fiction too! 3y
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AmyLarge
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The mantra of the market dictates pervades every part of this novel. We want cheap products delivered quickly. What are we prepared to sacrifice to get what we want? In the Cloud, we see the brutal work environment, the Draconian ratings system and how those in charge are prepared to take some very 'grey area' decisions in order to give the consumer exactly what they want. And how people fight against it. A scary possible future....

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lovelybookshelf
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This #dystopian novel is just near-future and realistic enough that it's creepy as all get-out. Smart and clever in a relaxed, never-pretentious style. Definitely a page-turner. I loved hating the Cloud CEO. The Le Guin reference at the end ties in perfectly, and another quote made my anarchist-leaning heart happy and energized. This is an entertaining book, yes, but we should pay attention to its messages and consider ourselves warned.

Laura317 This had me wanting to dump all online shopping and deal only with local shops. Creepy is right, but so good! 3y
lovelybookshelf @Laura317 oh my gosh SAME!!! 3y
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TheSpineView
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This is a must read for fans of 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale. A hair raising, near future dystopian tale of an Amazon like company that has grown to control the world. It will make you think twice about your next online purchase. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

rretzler Stacked, but I‘ll still love Amazon after I‘ve read it!🤣🤣🤣 3y
Laura317 Agreed! 3y
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Well-ReadNeck
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This novel imagines a world of global warming and Amazon taken to extremes. Corporate spy, company control of all aspects of your life, lots of familiar elements. The story, too, fell a bit flat for me. #netgalley

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Laura317
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Starting this Netgalley book while waiting for daughter to get a tooth filled. The idea intrigued me. Kinda like Amazon gone crazy.

Laura317 This book was good! I may never order from Amazon again after this! Although I had an idea who the bad party was, I wasn‘t positive until the very end. #Netgalley 3y
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