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The third and final chapter of the Shift saga. This is part 8 of the Silo Series, which began with Wool. All three Shift books will be collected in an Omnibus edition to save the reader a buck or two.
1. WOOL (5 parts)
2. SHIFT (3 parts)
3. DUST (1 part)
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Third Shift – Pact by Hugh Howey is the Final book in the `Shift’ Series. It picks up from Second Shift, following Donny/Troy in Silo One. This particular book flashes back to Solo/Jimmy and how he survived the fall of his Silo.
Again in this book like the previous Shift’s, we see Donny struggle with the position that has been laid out for him. This time in a different way. Someone has switched his name with Thurman’s, and now he is the unquestioned leader of Silo 1.
Now, this part did confuse me a just little. I realize that everyone has different shifts and a lot of people don’t know each other because of the shifts (lack of socialization because their shift will end/not willing to interact with others etc) But I found it just a little far fetched that not a single person on Shift with Donny knew what Thurman looked like to realize that Donny was an imposter?
Donny continues struggles with his sense of self, piecing together Thurman’s ultimate plans (which was as easy as going through Thurman’s email…) which left me again unsatisfied. The way Donny deals with Anna made me feel as though the man I have followed since First Shift is no longer the same one. To avenge his wife’s death (which was how many years ago?!) and his sudden rise to absolute power (oh no!) it seemed very comical. She pleads (repeatedly!) that she has something VERY important to tell him, but yet he kills her anyway. It was almost something like a B grade Horror Movie!
I felt the parts that included Jimmy, except for the chapters of when he was young, were already explained in the previous SILO books. When Juliette meets Silo he tells her most things that has happened to him, I didn’t really feel as though we needed a half a book explaining things we already knew. We knew Jimmy liked pineapple, we knew he clogged up half the toilets in the apartments and this embarrassed him. We knew he spent his time reading those tinned books. I felt the whole part with Jimmy I had nothing new introduced (except for Shadow) that we already knew or could assume.
This book disappointed me in many ways, it feels like a true `filler’ and not a next installment at all. It repeats many things/scenes/ we have already seen. Donny is a great character and I am fully rooting for him, but some plot points seemed a bit too convenient (the emails! No one questioned him wakening people from stasis/not one person knowing what Thurman truly looked like) to believe in a world where I believed so much could happen.
Of course Hugh gives a just a taste with what is to come in DUST with the Epilogue and it promises everything and more.
I am a great Hugh Howey fan, I was obsessed with Wool and First shift and perhaps my expectations have exceeded the story. But I do believe that some parts of this story and plot were not as polished or as clever as his previous books, with Third Shift I felt it was very separate and disjointed compared to the other Shift books.
I keep hoping that someone will tell me I have missed something vital in these books, that I have overlooked one of Hughs famous `Ahhh!!’ moments and then I will feel incredibly stupid and guilty for writing this review. But until then, these are MY honest thoughts on Third Shift .
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Hugh Howey = A Refreshing “Shift” for the SciFi Genre
So, I’m a longtime avid reader and fan of Sci-fi. Over the years, I’ve gotten pretty good at identifying the really good stuff vs. all the rest. I’ll not bore you with a long, rambling review.. but I will tell you that Hugh Howey is already the greatest science fiction writer of the 2000′s.. (eat your heart out Paolo Bacigalupi) and I’m confident that if he continues writing even moderately of the same astounding quality and prolific quantity, then he’ll be up there with Clarke, Niven, Heinlein within the next 5 years. Is even Asimov untouchable? We shall see. The quality of this 3rd book in the “Shift” series, as all the rest, is simply astounding. This is storytelling at its very finest. The “Silo” series has been powerful, profound, engrossing, amazing and most of all – incredibly entertaining. Personally, I think Howey should be elected President of the Galaxy. Or something. Until then, enjoy your Shift. (Thanks Hugh!!)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Another excellent chapter in the Wool Saga!
By Jessica D Wright
Hugh Howey has done it again. I couldn’t put it down, but tried to savor it. An excellent addition to the growing Wool story. It just keeps getting better and better.
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