The Warehouse

The Warehouse

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Paxton never thought he'd be working for Cloud, the giant tech company that's eaten much of the American economy. Much less that he'd be moving into one of the company's sprawling live-work facilities. But compared to what's left outside, Cloud's bland chainstore life of gleaming entertainment halls, open-plan offices, and vast warehouses ... well, it doesn't seem so bad. It's more than anyone else is offering. Zinnia never thought she'd be infiltrating Cloud. But now she's undercover, inside the walls, risking it all to ferret out the company's darkest secrets. And Paxton, with his ordinary little hopes and fears? He just might make the perfect pawn. If she can bear to sacrifice him. As the truth about Cloud unfolds, Zinnia must gamble everything on a desperate scheme--one that risks both their lives, even as it forces Paxton to question everything about the world he's so carefully assembled here. Together, they'll learn just how far the company will go ... to make the world a better place. 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.--
Published: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781984823793
1984823795
Branch Call Number: F HAR
Characteristics: 358 pages ;,24 cm

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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Apr 24, 2020

An unsettling look at a near future world where an Amazon-like company has extended its power in frightening ways. Not a feel good read, but creepy.

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booksck
Mar 26, 2020

An interesting book that takes a look into a world where consumerism and corporate economy is the main issue and plot. It's been described as a dystopian thriller, and it is. It's like a
cautionary tale of what could happen if corporate businesses continued to grow and grow even
more, gained more power, and start to really stomp out and end small businesses for good.
There's 3 different characters and you get to see their POVs. There's Paxton, Zinnia, and Gibson. I didn't really like Paxton that much, he didn't have much of a backbone to me. Zinnia was cool though, I liked her. Gibson, well, he's a character that didn't surprise me much. Some people think CEOs are just sitting around on their wealth and enjoying the high life. Well, Gibson is sorta something like that but he keeps milking the humble card way too much in his POVs, so his character development didn't shock me. Overall, I really did like the book. It was a little boring the first few pages, but the suspense and thrill started catching up. The ending was meh to me, but I didn't hate it. Apparently, Ron Howard's making it into a movie so I'm curious to see how it'll be.

alburke47 Mar 09, 2020

I wrote a review on my website that is too long to post here, apparently, so if your interested, here's the link - https://www.alwroteabook.com/2019/08/26/the-warehouse-by-rob-hart/

Good book though.

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agmsmith
Feb 26, 2020

Good inside commentary of the problems of working in a semi-automated high-technology warehouse of the near future (climate changed, meat now rare, etc), plus a spy mystery with a side order of hacking into people and networks. Was a quick enjoyable read too. Resonated well with a documentary on Jeff Bezos that came out the same week I was reading the book!

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Sashivna
Dec 09, 2019

Thinly veiled commentary on big tech, if somehow Amazon, Google, and Apple were all the same company. I enjoyed the story, and while a lot of reviewers on the internet complained about the abrupt ending, I found it the perfect ending moment. Then again, I don't need all the plot threads tied neatly into bows.

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