I’ve been trying to increase the amount of reading. I use to read a lot more but over the years I’ve kind of gotten out of reading for some reason. I suppose there are too many other distractions in life. This needs to change, I need to read more.
I’ve nearly finished the following trilogy (on Kindle). I’m still working my way through DUST, I think about half way through. It’s a bit odd as there is actually a 4th book that came out after this trilogy but I’m not yet read it.
Anyhow, the series is a great read, basically it’s about life after an apocalyptic event. I think it’s quite a unique story line but I will say SHIFT does get a get confusing until you work out exactly what’s happening. If you like this sort of books I highly recommend them. I can’t wait to finish DUST and move on to SAND (I think it’s the final one, well so far anyhow)
Click on the images to go and read more about these books and order them if your interested (for transparency, I will get a couple of pennies (literally just pennies) if you do order).
The next book I have in my sights to read after these are complete are another post apocalyptic book, which is also part of a trilogy and it’s called METRO 2033, METRO 2034 and METRO 2035. Except for the excerpts of the book descriptions and a recommendation of a co-worker, I don’t know much more about these.
The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend.
More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Rusted railways lead into emptiness. The ether is void and the airwaves echo to a soulless howling where previously the frequencies were full of news from Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. Man’s time is over.
A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth. They live in the Moscow Metro – the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. It is humanity’s last refuge. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters – or the simple need to repulse an enemy incursion. It is a world without a tomorrow, with no room for dreams, plans, hopes. Feelings have given way to instinct – the most important of which is survival. Survival at any price.
VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line. It was one of the Metro’s best stations and still remains secure. But now a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to the legendary Polis, to alert everyone to the awful danger and to get help. He holds the future of his native station in his hands, the whole Metro – and maybe the whole of humanity.
Other books I’ve read recently that are good reads are – By Rob Sinclair
The Red Cobra is a fast-paced thriller filled with twists and turns and intrigue that will appeal to readers of big-hitting thrillers by the likes of Lee Child, Mark Dawson, L.T. Ryan and David Baldacci, and with echoes in its plotting and breadth of the globe-trotting spy thriller, I Am Pilgrim.