What I’ve Been Reading and Listening to: July 17th-23rd

What I’ve been reading: Shift by Hugh Howey


Last night, for no apparent reason, I started to think about a series of books I read about two and a half years ago – the Silo series by Hugh Howey. This morning I was in the mood for a lazy day, so it was the perfect opportunity to re-read one of the novels that make up the trilogy. I’d read a graphic novel version of the first book, Wool, back in February, so I felt that the first part of the story was fresh enough in my mind without having to go back over it; so I picked up from the second novel, which is Shift. I can’t give too much away without spoiling Wool, but it’s an excellent story of a post-apocalyptic world where people live in ‘silos’ underground. Shift delves into the backstory of the creation of these silos, and what exactly happened to drive humanity underground.

What I’ve been listening to: TANIS

Woah. TANIS is some trippy ish. I decided to start listening to it this week, after reading the news last week that it has been optioned for a TV adaptation (as well as The Bright Sessions I am SO EXCITED). It’s a docu-drama about the ancient myth of Tanis, where the host, Nic Silver delves deep into a rabbit hole of mysteries to try and find out, what is Tanis? Where is Tanis? It seems – in the first few episodes at least – to have been a mythical city, similar to Atlantis, which then moved its location as time passed… It’s bonkers in the best possible way, and absolutely fascinating.


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