The Warehouse, by Rob Hart

23 Jul
the warehouse rob hart

FIVE of 5 Stars

Holy cow, I haven’t been so disturbed by a book since I read Handmaid’s Tale back in 1985. This has the same type of impact, where it might seem totally ludicrous but then you realize it could actually happen and many/most parts actually ARE happening. (To be clear, some parts are over the top but most of this story cannot be shoved off as impossible)

It’s told in that same barely-in-the-future style that Handmaid’s Tale was back in 1985. It’s a future you can see right around the corner, it’s a future you can see that we are on a direct path to take, and that makes it super scary. And you realize that all the things that got the world to where it is in The Warehouse are all the things we are being warned about now, and all the warnings we are ignoring.

I read this book the week of Amazon Prime Day. I know we are not supposed to buy on Amazon Prime Day because it’s bad for the workers blah blah blah but everything was on sale and I needed to save money blah blah blah. And that’s what put The Warehouse world into existence.

The Warehouse not only made me see the future we are headed for, but made the reality of our PRESENT more real. I felt incredibly guilty that I had bought things on Amazon Prime Day. Real, intense guilt, and the feeling that I was not only personally involved in hurting people, but also involved in keeping our world on the track to that future.

I’ve got a lot to think about, and that makes a great book. And even if you don’t see a direct line to that future, the book is a WILD ride that you won’t want to put down.

And don’t forget to read the Acknowledgments, where the author explains his Dedication. It’s a gut punch.

I did receive an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, and I ONE HUNDRED PERCENT recommend this book to everyone.

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