The Shell Collector Best Read || [Hugh Howey]

  • Title: The Shell Collector
  • Author: Hugh Howey
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  • Page: 298
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  • The Shell Collector Best Read || [Hugh Howey] - The Shell Collector, The Shell Collector The ocean is dying The sea is growing warmer and is gradually rising Seashells have become so rare that collecting them is now a national obsession Flawless specimens sell like priceless works of art
    Hugh Howey
    I m the author of WOOL, a top 5 science fiction book on I also wrote the Molly Fyde saga, a tale of a teenager from the 25th century who is repeatedly told that girls can t do certain things and then does them anyway.A theme in my books is the celebration of overcoming odds and of not allowing the cruelty of the universe to change who you are in the process Most of them are classified as science fiction, since they often take place in the future, but if you love great stories and memorable characters, you ll dig what you find here I promise.


    Sonja Arlow
    I have read 11 of this author s books ELEVEN so clearly I am a fan of his work But with this one I could not feel the unique magic he always weaves around his stories.Kudos to Mr Howey for trying something new and write outside his comfort zone but the problem I have with romance novels is that 99% of them follow the same predictable recipe and this one was no exception 1 Our male lead is devilishly attractive, highly successful rich damaged but with a heart of gold under his cold persona2 Our h [...]

    Hugh Howey is one of my favourite authors of science fiction but in this book he ventures into the genre of Romance not one of my favourites by a long shot So I approached this book with some trepidation As it turns out the science fiction is still there the story being set in a world where the oceans have been ruined and shells have become something precious This was good However the romance was so horribly predictable that I would be quite prepared to discover Howey was having a joke at our ex [...]

    Shilpi Goel
    Hugh Howey, you re not unlike an octopus Your tentacles not only have the potential to reach out across genres, but also have enviable grasping power And oh, just to stretch this out all that romance in the The Shell Collector is too much for one heart you too, my friend, have three hearts.Okay, with that lame attempt to laud Howey, let me be a bit sensible and say, Kudos.Howey successfully ventured into the steamy land of romance with this book, but he didn t leave his own familiar pre during [...]

    Kayla Thomas
    I have very mixed feelings about this book Hugh took a crack at romance, and maybe underestimated the genre I m a huge Hugh fan, so this is hard to write, but he left a lot of unanswered questions Did Maya just abandon her career with the New York Times to live with Ness and write a book How did she get out of her assignment with the FBI Though I think passion can develop quickly between a man and a woman, especially in a book, I m not sold on the quick attachment between Maya and Ness s twelve [...]

    This has got to be one of the most boring messes ever disseminated via kilobytes First, let s get one thing straight THIS ISN T A ROMANCE It s not women s fiction It s not a convincing dystopian set novel The science in it is laughably bad, so it s not SF It s good for several laughs, however.All the reviews blaming the genre for the book s suckage You missed the sole culprit the book sucks because the writing sucks But thanks, Hugh Howey By using the most hackneyed, eye rolling cliched tropes a [...]

    Larry Silvey
    This could have been much HH writes books that suck you into the story You feel for the characters This books subject matter could ve done the same Our heroine has baggage than a freshman going to go off to college She does not elevate herself to hero status We do not learn how Ness and his ancestors became scoundrels but that they were despised by society There is no adventure here Basically this is a so so romance novel with several very good moral and philosophical lines.

    Fifty Shades of Shells Well not quite but still a strange shift for Hugh Howey to move form his post apocalyptic scifi to something a bit softer and with a strong romance theme in there.Still post apocalyptic to some degree but a much smaller slower apocalypse, basically set in the near future where sea levels and temperatures have risen by quite a bit , but aside form that a lot of its the same just with most life in the sea wiped out and shells highly collectable and expensive because of this. [...]

    Laurie Jameson
    If you re looking for a sci fi fix, this is not it If you re looking to step out and try something a little different, you ve found it Howey s love for the ocean and concern for our environment shines through and he gives it to you in an easily digestible way He also gives you a love story to round it out The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because I figured out where this story was going and how it would end I like to be surprised.

    4.5 starsThis was nothing at all like any previous Hugh Howey book I ve read thus far More a romance and character study than an apocalyptic recovery story, it was very well written The narrator was perfect for the story, too, and the Audible version was very well done.

    Not typical Hugh Howey fareo much like a romance novel which is just not my thing.

    Susan Copple
    The Shell Collector not my cup of teaI was mesmerized and immediately drawn in to the beginning of this story The promise of a time when things in the world were not like they used to be Discovering and finding sea shells that have all but disappeared in the world A top notch reporter working on stories to uncover the real truth behind the oil family who for generations may have caused the demise of the sea wildlife Then suddenly, the story takes a big left turn and the story gets lost in romant [...]

    Hugh Howey invents curious, future worlds where people live and work for centuries in silos beneath a toxic surface Wool, Shift, and Dust Worlds where people surf over deserts that have smothered cities, diving in as survival warrants the pilfering of long abandoned wares Sand And, contiguous, where people face the predicament of rising waters and coastlines creeping into the sea.Okay so in none of Howey s worlds would anyone want to live But once you start reading, you never want to leave The [...]

    OK, you re going to have to forgive me but this review is going to be almost entirely political If that s not your thing, here s the short version.This book is a major departure from Sand Omnibus which I ve read and Wool which I ve heard about but haven t read yet Both were action oriented, post apocalyptic novels By contrast, The Shell Collector is near future sci fi to the point of not really being sci fi at all It s also experimental, in the sense that it is working much harder at a literary [...]

    I probably would have given this book 2 stars had the jacket description actually described what the book was about however, it was entirely misleading This is a romance book, and a boring one at that, although, I will be the first to admit that I have no interest in the genre to begin with The description led me to believe that this was going to be some kind of dystopian mystery It was not Don t fool yourself if you think it will be because you will be sorely disappointed For clarity, I general [...]

    Rebecca Carter
    I read Hugh Howey s Wool trilogy a few years ago, and loved it so much I felt too much trepidation to read another of his books, incase it didn t live up to the same expectations After a few lackluster reads I decided it was time to read by an author I find intriguing The Shell Collector is an ecological dystopian novel with a difference I wasn t sure what to expect when I began reading it, it s different to the style of Wool in many ways it s minus the Wool similarity to Game of Thrones of cha [...]

    I am angry at Hugh Howey for luring me into an atrocious romance novel when he promised a semi dystopian crime Why would you do this to me Hugh You betrayed me Now, any time I read one of your books, I have to ask myself if this is a romance in disguise Before I begin, a brief synopsis of how the novel begins its plot Maya Walsh, a journalist , is writing about the family of Ness Wilde, who is incredibly rich due to oil and his massive shell collection The world is flooded, and shells are rare N [...]

    Will Swardstrom
    Another Hugh Howey book Another vision of the future This time out, however, the future isn t so bleak and isn t a terrifying place to be In fact, in The Shell Collector, the world he s created has been decimated by rising sea levels, but the story is bright and hopeful, a stark contrast to the previous trips to the future we ve taken with him I really enjoyed The Shell Collector as a speculative fiction romance, featuring Maya Walsh as the intrepid reporter, trying to unearth the truth about Ne [...]

    I ve been a massive Hugh Howey fan since a friend insisted I read the best selling dystopian series, Wool I asked the same question so many people ask me, Why is it called Wool I received the same answer I always give, Read the book To answer that question would be to give away one of the greatest openings to a book I ve ever read So, The Shell Collector was always a book I was going to read What I didn t expect was to feel such a strong affinity for it.Unlike his other darker works of fiction, [...]

    Paul Hancock
    In Wool, Shift, and Dust, Hugh Howey showed us his mastery of a future in which humanity has caused it s own downfall He told complicated stories of a far future that we can deflect as being truly fiction In the shell collector, Howey tells a less dramatic yet much disturbing tale of a not so distant future This future is disturbing, not because of it s magnitude, but because it is such a believable extrapolation of todays world.The shell collector tells the story of a NY Times reporter, tryin [...]

    Wow, I loved the Silo books, but this was unfortunately an incredible FAIL.Although the premise of the book is to present a future greatly impacted by climate change, the reader comes away with the impression that there are only a few inconveniences flooding but we can invest in big projects to protect large cities and people on the coasts have to move, big deal and wildlife extinction leading to the main character s unconvincing nostalgic thoughts about the disappearance of shell fish and of se [...]

    Leti Elena
    don t expect this book to be anything like the silo or sand series it s a romance story with a bit of an ecological disaster twist i read it all the way because i love Howey s writing, bute scientific setting for the story is flawed in my opinion, the male character is not believable, and the ending predictable after a point it s not that i particularly look at characters when i read howey rather, it s the idea, the vision, the gloomy story and setting, the suspense and mystery, the action that [...]

    I am a HUGE fan of Hugh Howey s books I ve adored Wool Silo series and Sand enormously and whilst I admire him venturing into a new genre this, this is disappointing.The romance is so predicable for reasons already explained in detail by other reviewers And the crying, there is so much crying in this book and the depiction of the female character made me want to cry.

    I wanted to love it, but could barely stand it the premise for the storyline was a great concept the main character was so cliche a broken, but strong woman who immediately falls for the rich handsome guy, who may or may not be evil there was promise, but the insipid, implausible love story that took over ruined it for me.

    Not the typical Hugh Howey dystopian read but it was captivating from start to finish.

    So this one was possibly my least favorite Hugh Howey book to date I don t know quite how to pinpoint an exact reason as to why that is, but I just felt like it fell short a bit when it comes to the characters I wasn t incredibly compelled by the main character The story was alright, interesting enough a concept of a flooded world The idea of shell collecting, alright, I can see it, but Meh It s not a bad book it s just that I ve come to expect so much from every Hugh Howey book I dunno it just [...]

    This book is like nothing else Hugh Howey has written so don t read it expecting WOOL or SAND Hugh describes this as 1 3 dystopia, 1 3 romance, 1 3 environmental mystery One of my personal barometers of an excellent writer is the ability to write in mutiple genres and Hugh certainly proves that ability in The Shell Collector I finished this book with tears in my eyes My biggest complaint would be that I wanted MORE I did not want it to end, I wanted details about Maya s parents, and I definitel [...]

    2.5 stars I applaud Howey for stretching his narrative comfort zones, but this relied too much on coincidence and on the reader not questioning the characters motivations Lots of loose ends that emphasised the fact that the romance was primary and the kind of cool dystopian stuff was very secondary perhaps if the book were longer, both could be allowed to shine There just wasn t enough info on how the collapse of the marine ecosystem had affected the foodchain, or how the sea level rise affected [...]

    3 1 2 stars rounding up to 4 for I was given the opportunity to read The Shell Collector prior to the release date of 12 14 14 I jumped at the chance because I loved Hugh Howey s Wool series The Shell Collector is entirely different from Wool This is a romantic mystery adventure filled with lush oceanfront and underwater scenes that made me wish I was experiencing these locations firsthand The adventure, made possibly by the wealth of Ness Wilde, was spectacular The mystery of Ness motivations a [...]

    If you re thinking about dropping this book, do it This is a sugary romance story disguised as a book about the dying sea and a reporter trying to unmask a villain I stayed to the bitter end because I was curious if it would get any worse it doesn t, it s just a mediocre romance novel all the way.Recommended if you want to read YET ANOTHER story about a rich and mysterious man and the plucky and sensitive reporter who meets him and surprise falls for him.Not recommended if you expect fully devel [...]

    Dominique Gray
    First let me say I typically don t read the descriptions of Hugh s book, I just drive right in But starting this book and reading the line about cancer not running but chasing her family hit too close to home with having just lost two family members in two years to this terrible disease But I continued to read on It took a minute to get into but ended up loving it Say what you will about not being a good book due to romance or what have you but it s Hugh everything he writes is his own I m not t [...]

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