I really liked The warehouse by Rob Hart.
I really liked it.
I really, really liked it.
I really, really, really… well you get the point. I liked it.
The warehouse by Rob Hart is high up in my TOP 5 books I’ve read this year. Maybe even Top 3, could I be as bold to say my favourite book of the year so far? I really liked it…don’t worry I’m not going to start that again!
But when I enjoy a book as much as I did The Warehouse I always somehow end up inarticulate. All I can think to say is – read it, it’s good. And I’m afraid that this review is falling into that trap.
It’s good. Read it.
I knew right from the beginning that this was going to be a book for me. It was a book filled with details – and I love details in my fiction. The world building and the writing stood out. The plot was great, and tense but really what had me hooked was the details, I loved learning about all the nitty gritty workings of the cloud workforce – from the Red shirts work routine to the blues daily duties. I found the whole colour and the star rating system so interesting. If this doesn’t make sense, then I suggest you READ the book. Have I mentioned that I thought it was rather good?
The Warehouse was full of interesting characters – I loved them all, even the bad guys. The book was well written and well paced. I really liked the alternating POVs mostly between the 2 main characters – Paxton and Zinnia. There was the odd chapter from other characters throughout, but it was Paxton and Zinnia that kept me glued to the page.
And a futuristic setting that I found fascinating – the world building was great, it was detailed and well thought out. I have already said that, right!?! But I can’t help repeat myself. I wouldn’t want to live in the futuristic world run by the Cloud, but I could believe that Rob Hart’s future could be just around the horizon.
The whole book worked for me. I have no negatives – other than I finished it.
And that ending. Perfect. Well not perfect in the way everyone lives happily ever after and everyone hugs. But it suited the story, it left me wanting more. It made sense and it played with my emotions.
Rob Hart if you read this, I would like a sequel! Or a prequel. Or just another book, Please!
I am sure I will be re-reading this book soon, or I would be interested in picking up the audible version when it is released… I’m off now to check if it has been!
Have you read it? What did you think about it?
I was provided a copy of The warehouse by Rob Hart from the publisher via the Blog Tour organiser – Thank you!
‘TO BEAT THE SYSTEM, YOU NEED TO BE INSIDE IT’
An immersive dystopian 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. Rob Hart has taken our current reality and transformed it into a terrifyingly recognisable future.
Paxton never thought he’d be
working Security for the company that ruined his life, much less that he’d be
moving into one of their sprawling live-work facilities. But compared to what’s
left outside, perhaps Cloud isn’t so bad. Better still, through his work he
meets Zinnia, who fills him with hope for their shared future.
Except that Zinnia is not what she seems. And Paxton, with his all-access security credentials, might just be her meal ticket.
As Paxton and Zinnia’s agendas place them on a collision course, they’re about to learn just how far the Cloud will go to make the world a better place.
The Warehouse is
brilliantly devised and fantastic world-building. Set in the confines of a corporate
panopticon that’s at once brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly real, The
Warehouse is a near-future thriller about what happens when Big Brother meets
Big Business–and who will pay the ultimate price.
Perfect for fans of The Circle, The Martian and Ready Player One.
Rob Hart has been a political reporter, the communications director for a politician, a commissioner for the city of New York and is currently a publisher. The Warehouse is his first standalone novel.