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Shift - Omnibus Edition

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Great series and a great world,  the first books (wool 1-5) shou

Great series and a great world,  the first books (wool 1-5) should be read before this book.  Its a great world and i hope the author continues to write stories of what happens in the silo and after the end of wool.  
If you know anything about Fallout 3 the game, just ...
Great series and a great world,  the first books (wool 1-5) should be read before this book.  Its a great world and i hope the author continues to write stories of what happens in the silo and after the end of wool.  
If you know anything about Fallout 3 the game, just imagine the vaults and the books take place inside these vaults (silo) except the outside is not safe to go outside.  Great and upcoming author.  

posted by Collin_longmire on February 4, 2013

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Finally some answers! (Sort of)

the Shift books are an interesting breed. The more interesting parts to me, and the ones that I was desperately craving after finishing Wool, were also the parts that were filled with so few details and so few moments of true explanation that I was left somewhat disappo...
the Shift books are an interesting breed. The more interesting parts to me, and the ones that I was desperately craving after finishing Wool, were also the parts that were filled with so few details and so few moments of true explanation that I was left somewhat disappointed. The journey of the main character is fascinating and just about makes up for the needed answers behind the silos that never quite arrive. The most frustrating and unfortunate aspect of the Shift books is Howey's decision to focus a substantial portion of the book on Solo's back-story. Readers of Wool will feel incredibly cheated out of precious pages that could have been dedicated to uncovering a NEW story or character or revelation about the silos, rather than rehashing a character who's journey we're all very very familiar with. It feels like a waste and we can only hope that the Third book series will resolve these issues and move everyone forward.

posted by 6279479 on March 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Finally some answers! (Sort of)

    the Shift books are an interesting breed. The more interesting parts to me, and the ones that I was desperately craving after finishing Wool, were also the parts that were filled with so few details and so few moments of true explanation that I was left somewhat disappointed. The journey of the main character is fascinating and just about makes up for the needed answers behind the silos that never quite arrive. The most frustrating and unfortunate aspect of the Shift books is Howey's decision to focus a substantial portion of the book on Solo's back-story. Readers of Wool will feel incredibly cheated out of precious pages that could have been dedicated to uncovering a NEW story or character or revelation about the silos, rather than rehashing a character who's journey we're all very very familiar with. It feels like a waste and we can only hope that the Third book series will resolve these issues and move everyone forward.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Not quite wool

    A solid book but just not on par with wool, worth the read but not a real page turner.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Fairly good but depressing "prequel" to Wool

    Shift 1-3 answered many questions I had after reading Wool, but I now have new questions...Like did the nanos kill all animals, or only humans, or all life forms????? I'm wondering if Donald asked the right question after all, does man deserve to survive after such destruction.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Good not great

    The characters were less compelling and the multiple storylines made reading a bit of a pain instead of a joy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Disappointing After Follow Up To Wool

    Wool was easily one of the best post apocalyptic novels I've read in years. It had me riveted until the very end. So of course I immediately picked up Shift and started it, being the next book in the series, albeit a prequel. Shift has been disappointing. It is a little to complex and has too much going on. It's hard to explain why without spoilers, so I'll leave it in vague terms. Wool had a very singular, laser focus. Shift starts out with a laser, but soon enough it hits a prism and is split into multiple lasers (story lines) that the author constantly jumps back and forth in between. On top of that, some of the story lines are somewhat confusing. Hopefully the third book in the series will return to a more singular focus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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