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Poetry from the Silo (A Silo Story) [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Robins
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Book Description

Set in Hugh Howey's world of Wool.

Sara Lancaster has been illegally hiding poetry on the silo servers for years. IT has discovered over twenty of her poems and must decide if Sara should be sent outside to clean.

This book is a short collection of poems written from the perspective of a woman living in the world of Wool, created by Hugh Howey. You, the reader, take the role of an IT employee and have the duty to carefully read these poems and decide Sara's fate.

This is a small, but fun, read for fans of the Wool books (i.e., the Silo series.) These poems point to a deeper back story taking place over several years.

If you have not read the Wool books, I'd recommend reading at least the first three in the series to understand Poetry from the Silo.

Product Details

  • File Size: 198 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Thomas Robins (March 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #692,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Evocative March 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this little book of poetry! The poems are quite simple, but I think that is believable in light of the level of education in the Silo--it seems as though the society would be repressed intellectually because of the totalitarian control.

I found the penultimate poem the strongest:

He was my up, my down, my winding around,
My hope of children and life above ground.
My reason for waking, my strength, my core;
I thought he'd always be with me, but never more.

A clever idea to have the reader "reviewing" this poetry for dangerous content! How about setting up a mock vote so we can determine whether or not the poet should be turned in...?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Addition to Hugh Howey's Wool world March 26, 2013
By Karin W
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I finished Wool yesterday and have been itching to consume everything written in that world.

None of these poems are earth shatteringly good, but they seem to be the type of poems a real person would write, someone living in the silo going about their day to day life, using poetry as a way to get out things they can't say otherwise.

If you like Wool and ache for more connections to people living in the silos, this is one more real-feeling connection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me want to re-read Wool March 19, 2013
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The poems brought me right back into the silo. Very touching at times, especially the latter part of the collection. Nicely done! I think I'll go back and read Wool now. Best of luck!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silo marks a rhythmic tune. March 19, 2013
By Hamp
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It is a very indepth understanding of the story and the personalities. To put it to rhyme is a unique task and he hit a home run.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brief But Touching September 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The prologue sets the premise for this collection of poems which takes the reader into the unraveling of one woman's hopes and dreams for starting a family in the confines of a silo. A brief but nicely woven tale in poetic, episodic form. Recommended for Wool fans who want a behind the scenes glimpse at one person's emotional response to such a stifling existence.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tries to be poignant but never gets past trite. May 3, 2013
By Scott H
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I wanted to like it and I kept waiting for the poetry to get better but was very disappointed. I have read the entire Silo series so I understand what Robins was trying to do and give credit for the effort, but the work felt contrived.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved these poems May 6, 2014
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Loved these poems! A beautiful and lonely look into the life of the Silo. Life in yet another form. Wonderful read for anyone who wants an introduction to the Wool/Silo world and a nice respite from the books. Definite read for Wool followers and newbies.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Little too short of a story November 16, 2013
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Love the Silo series. This story was short, but bitter sweet. Maybe a little too short. Loaded it up as a freebie so I cannot complain to loudly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad poetry. Bad story.
Is it a book of poems? Is it a short story? Is it a landscape of a dystopian world? I read this manuscript twice and I don't have an answer. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jennifer Ubuntu
5.0 out of 5 stars Great idea.
I'm not so expert to judge the poetry quality. But the idea to write poems in the Silo World is indeed original. I'd like to read more of these experiments. Good job Mr. Robins.
Published 20 months ago by Stefano Scaglione
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but Sweet
I like the self published Wool series and these spinoffs. The concept must be universally horrifying of living underground and fed lies. Read more
Published 20 months ago by machinehead
5.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic
If there is going to be poetry from the silo, it had better be gritty dramatic. This is accomplished! Guess we won't have to send Robins outside, yet!
Published 22 months ago by Pat_the_dino_and_run
5.0 out of 5 stars A great little book of Poetry from the Silo!
This was an impressive little book of Poetry, and all written from the perspective of someone in the Silo. A neat idea, and well done. I recommend it.
Published 23 months ago by Michael Bunker
3.0 out of 5 stars Sent outside
I haven't read this, but the Amazon blurb irked me a bit when it included "should be sent outside to clean". Read more
Published 23 months ago by Clarence Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good!
Short read, but a good one. Very original text and thoughts from the view of those in the Silo. Good.
Published on May 4, 2013 by carolyn S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
This was an excellent companion to the Silo stories. Realistic poetic diary. Great poetry and believable diary. If you like the Silo series you will enjoy this
Published on May 4, 2013 by Lynne A. James
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope, Beauty and Pain
I'm not much of a poetry fan but I love the Hugh Howey WoolVerse and have been trying to read all the published "fan fiction" set in that universe. Read more
Published on April 27, 2013 by J. Mattison
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More About the Author

Thomas is the author of the highly-rated novel Desperate to Escape, several works appearing in Kindle Worlds, and a smattering of short stories appearing in anthologies. Thomas lives in the Kansas City area with his family, cats, and an unremarkable collection of science fiction memorabilia.

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