Severance Book Reviews


Severance by Anonymous Book Summary

When does the cost of staying silent become greater than the price of speaking up? A desperate woman risks everything to expose the sinister company at the heart of Severance, the thrilling Apple Original series from director and executive producer Ben Stiller and creator Dan Erickson, now streaming on Apple TV+, about a daring experiment in “work-life balance.”

From the minds behind the series, this is the story of Lumon Industries employee Margaret “Peg” Kincaid. When Peg gets hired at Lumon, she undergoes Severance, a surgical procedure pitched by the company as an effortless way to separate her personal and work lives. Everyone has their reasons for wanting the easy solution Severance promises, but when Peg realizes that not all is as it seems at the company, she uncovers a reality that’s far worse than the problems she wanted to escape.

At the heart of this story, Peg’s shocking confession reveals the darkest side of corporate America. It raises a chilling question: How far will Lumon Industries go to protect its secrets?

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Book Name Severance
Genre Mysteries & Thrillers
Language English
E-Book Size 24.02 MB

Severance (Anonymous) Book Reviews 2024

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Praise Kier!. When I was told I would be working in macro-data refining, I was worried I wouldn’t be a good refiner. I didn’t know if I was inclined to work with numbers, or anything for that matter! But glory of Kier be upon us, this handbook showed me the light and the ill of my worries.

Intrigued. Very intrigued by what’s happening at Lumon, and this book is a cool add-on to keep me intrigued into next season. I hope it’s not a disappointing rabbit hole of a show like Lost and the Leftovers.

Interesting read. After finishing season one of the show and wanting more, this is a very interesting read that provides some additional insights about Lumon and the life of the “innies.” A quick read, highly recommended if you enjoyed the show!

Severance. Very interesting, especially after watching first season..

Entertaining Advertising. It was short, entertaining advertising for the show on Apple TV. I appreciated that it was a different story and didn’t mention any characters from the show.

Good fun read. This book is nice for the in between session while waiting for S2. No spoilers but definitely gives a sense of what an innie would go through and helps explain some details of the show. Highly recommend it. 😊

Meh.. Formulaic and boring.

Severance Rocks. Great little add on to the mysteries of the show. Apple with another winning show!

Short Little Bonus To An Interesting Show. I enjoyed the 1st season to the series so I was happy to see that Apple had bonus content and this little extra side story is a interesting read. I love that once I was finished with the show I could get a little more out of it.

WHAT’S FOR DINNER KIDS?. This was a finger trap when I needed a melon or egg bar. LOVE this series that keeps giving away just enough to keep me hooked.

Please make this an audiobook!. I really want to listen to it

Just exciting. Excellent

Thrilling. This short but very entertaining story was a great read. I love the cliff hanger it leaves us on. No clear answers and more suspicion arises after reading the book. Wish there was more to read but then it would defeat the purpose of the mystery!

Continuing The Thrill. Loved this serious from Apple and miss waiting for Friday to get the next episode. Giving this book got a non reader to read all the way to end in one sitting. Short book but so entertaining. Cant wait to see coming Seasons or this Thirller

Such a mystery!. Every so often a story will grab you by the collar from the first page. That’s what happened with this book. Envisioning whether or not what is described could be a reality, and asking myself “would I want to be severed? Or better yet…do I want someone splitting me?” Definitely hooked and very interested to learn more about this story.

awesome!. this gave some great extra background on this past season, plus a “new” character in what’s pretty much a prequel to the show. excited to see what’s to come in the second season!

Quick and Great!. I loved this! It was a quick little read, and I love that it is presented as in-universe documents. It’s a great companion piece to the TV show that gets me very excited for the next season.

I must read for all Innies and an eye-opener for the Outies!. If you enjoy Severance, you’ll love a bit of backstory.

1984 crosses path with The Handmaiden. Finished in one sitting. Worth reading even if you haven’t seen series which you will WANT to see at that end point.

Good book. This book is very relatable to everyday life; feeling the need to separate personal life and work life, never really wanting the two to crossover. This company is secret creepy like many companies I’ve worked for lol. This great source material for the TV show. Yep, your bosses are always watching.

Really well done. Love it! Just finished the series and man, this does add a few more things to the books, even scared me a bit more lol. Definitely you should watch the show!

A great companion text. If you are a fan of the “Severance” series I highly recommend reading this quick companion text. A fast read that will make more sense if you have watched and are familiar with the series. Get it!

The Cliff That Apple Leaves Me Hanging On. A little more context while I wait for the next season. Hurry up Season 2!!!

Unfinished. WTH? This is the second book I read that just stops… It is unfinished. There is no plot or conclusion. Do people really enjoy this?

Joshua row. Dds

Get a life. Get a life

the keys to the kingdom. i read the manual after watching severance but now i must to back and rewatch with the knowledge the book provides. should be interesting!

escapism. Love it. Entertainibg as the Office fandom extras we got from NBC way back in the early 2000s, but this time with a sprinkle of dread. Five stars to the design team. Any Gen X who grew up with the remnants of 60s equipment and manuals hanging around corporate spaces knows. The surfaces, the textures, crisp brutal indestructibility. Perfect. Oh also, the Kier worship stuff has the IBM song that used to be standard on old computers infringing on my memories lol and echoes of that type of separated work culture we used to be able to have before wfh. I love this show.

Simply awesome. Severance is a cautionary tale of the dangers of trusting others to have your best interests at heart. It’s brilliant, entertaining and completely addicting.

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Watch the show first. The book gives a good view of the creepiness of it all.

Awesome Extra. What a wonderful extra from the show Severance! It was just like the show--hopeful and sad. The booklet was cute and provided a few details I either missed on the show or were new. It's definitely worth reading if you're a fan!

Very creepy. It’s crazy to see the handbook in this. It’s almost as if you have decided to take the program yourself. Very creepy to think that there is a company out there right now working on brain implants and I could see something like this being given to those who take neuro link in the future. Some will be for it, some against it. Politicians will fight for and against it and eventually it will be taboo not to have one. Couldn’t be closer to what is happening. The show is well made and the actors are amazing. Didn’t realize Ben Stiller directed and is a producer.

Severance is one of the best TV shows in recent memory. Was putzing around Apple TV when I stumbled onto Severance. Saw it had Adam Scott and decided to give it a whirl … and was hooked within minutes. Won’t bore you with all the rah-rah stuff but a few things 1) Tramell Tillman as Milchick is a movie star and the best character I have seen in TV or movies since Col. Landa in Inglourious Basterds. He owns every scene he’s in and you cannot turn away. 2) Helly R's Dance Party is one of the most enjoyable and satisfying scenes in any TV show or movie I’ve ever seen. Ben Stiller should win awards for his directing of the scene and the rest of his episodes. Great camerawork too. 3) Liked this Lexington Letter much more than I thought I would. It feels vaguely familiar especially the email back and forths between reporter and editor (Jim Milchick lol) … ink-stained wretches, specifically sportswriters, my former life, will enjoy aspects of those emails. My hopes, dreams, desires for S2 and beyond is that Dan and the writers don’t get lazy or dopey about the storylines or character development. Stay true to S1 and go from there. And thank you.

Intriguing. I was not sure what to expect but what I got was wonderful. This short story does not just enlarge the Lumon storyline but manages to explain Severance without actually spoiling anything. I definitely recommend reading this, and if you haven’t watched Severance yet you can definitely read this without spoilers.

Easter eggs galore. A perfect companion to an outstanding series. A fun little endeavor by some very creative minds. There’s a whole world of stories to be told in this not-so-distant universe and I for one am fully on board to see where it goes.

Not consistent with the show. The secret code used that allows messages to be passed between an innie and her outie - I doubt this would work given what we see in the show. So this is too contrived. Also, being fed a possible meaning for the data files takes away from the whole point of it being bizarre and unfathomable. (Besides, there are far easier ways to blow up your competition.) Finally, it’s just wordy and the tone is too chatty and Al’s or chipper compared to the tone of the show.

Creepy and spooky. Scary that this is ever a possibility…

Love this show. Happy to have this small tidbit to tide me over as we await season two. Let’s release Ricken’s book next!

Minimal World Building. There isn’t much in the way of world building. It’s interesting to see some of the training materials from the show, but if you’re looking for more world building there is barely anything here worth getting excited about. This is merely a campion piece.

Loved it!. Loved this little add on to the show. I’m so excited to see what will unfold in season 2 of Severance.

If you love the show, read this!. This is a brilliant, short but detailed bit of lore for the show. It made me so excited to rewatch it again! It’s a quick read, I was able to finish it on my lunch break.

like a wellness session for my outie. My innie enjoyed each section equally.

Nice companion book to the show. Especially the enclosed MDR handbook.

Great Book. Read this book if you are watching the show Severance.

Nice addition to the show. While the story told us similar to the show, it does drop small hints at additional information not provided in the show. Also seeing the “employee handbook” is great to read for further insight. Looking forward to Season 2!

Entertaining. There’s a lot to take in from this show. Really interesting.

Loved it, but…. Entirely too short. Could have had a lot more ins and outs (hahaha) but was rather straight-forward.

Awesome. I enjoyed it so much. Every page was inviting and interesting. I never enjoyed a book so much. The author has great attention to detail. All the words created a whole new world in my mind. Literally felt like I was watching tv, I loved it.

It won’t open. It won’t open.

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It’s a quick read. It was good but I’m just abit lost, about the concept. Overall if you want to kill some time I’d recommend.

Vague insight - more marketing really. Short and not overly exciting. At lot of back story and a bit of content about Lumen but nothing ground breaking - that you don’t get already from the show. Ultimately disappointing… inside and out.

Think this book got Severed.. Good start. Interesting middle. No end. Not as in the ending is bad, but in the way that there is literally no ending. It just stops after the middle. So yeah…

Mysterious. A firm handshake is available upon request to everyone involved in the show, superb.

Worth reading if you love the show!. Has some small details and Easter eggs in worth picking up on and some clues I think that will play into next season of the show. Especially some of the staff that work there (hint hint). Just look carefully.

season 2 hurry up!!!. great if you have just watched the show and want more !!

Not worth your time. This really isn’t worth reading. Compared to the screenplay, directing, cinematography and acting in the series itself, all of which are much better crafted, it’s just a rehashing of what you’ll already know.

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Not TOO spoiler-y. But I’d definitely watch 1-5 episodes before reading this book just in case!

Short and sweet - Well, only if your the outie. This book was simply divine to read. Interesting, a tad depressing and something that will keep you hooked, and not too long that many will read straight to the end in a day. Different than the TV show but bearing similarity, I would highly recommend this book. It is simply fascinating.

Interesting little read. Great addition to the first season, but I would recommend watching that first as this spoils a fair bit of it

Lumon lore. I was interested in “Lumon lore” and was excited to find this book. A great addition to the series. Short and easy to read.

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Really good.. i like thé show and the book lore is really cool!.

A Juicy Tidbit, a Helpful Hint. Well-set up, interesting and noteworthy. Both halves give us much to chew on and consider, standing on its own while supporting its parent...! Short and sweet! And canon, so look for those details, refiners! Praise Ricken!

Excellent addition to the TV series. Makes me want to see the next season even more!

Excellent. Superbe série. Intrigante mais très efficace.

Good book. Very good book just a little short

Good read, would recommend. Weeeow

Clever marketing. I really enjoyed season one of the severance and I delighted to hear about this book on YouTube. Just plays into the storyline. Super quick read and adds to the drama about this mysterious and likely sinister company in the show. So pumped for season two. Hopefully it doesn’t long to roll out. The wait for season two of Foundation has proven to be torture. Think the same will be said of Severance. Finally worth having Apple +!

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Good book. OK It make me also remember the thing like the Employee Handbook from the I have to say the severance was my favourite tv shows even this time this book also like Something like Easter eggs, so good luck lumen and Mark S I hope the chapter 2 will coming soon :)

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The Severance book written by Anonymous was published on 18 March 2022, Friday in the Mysteries & Thrillers category. A total of 3,790 readers of the book gave the book 4 points out of 5.

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