About The Last Book Ever Written
• Paperback: 280 pages
• Publisher: PanAm Books; first edition (April 28, 2015)
In a futuristic American society where all citizens have computerized chips in their brains and insert needles into their veins to enter a virtual reality, Victor Vale leads a fairly typical life. He is an officer of the law with greater ambitions, a family man, and a dutiful citizen of the Nation. Yet when The Chief assigns him a case to go undercover and expose a community of illegal “creators,” Victor finds himself strangely compelled to write. For the first time, he starts to question the world around him, and becomes involved in a web of lies, uncertain of whom to trust, and unable to distinguish between virtualism and reality. As he searches for answers, Victor slowly begins to unravel hidden truths about the world, and even uncovers an astonishing secret from his own past.
The Last Book Ever Written satirizes our competitive, success-driven society, foresees the effects of the economic recession, and warns what could happen if we let technology go too far.
Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Last Book Ever Written by Jonah Kruvant. Thank you to the author and TLC Book Tours for giving me the chance to read this book for review!
The Last Book Ever Written was an interesting book that was really fun to read. It takes place in the “not so distant” future where humans have advanced so much technologically that our lives are almost fully dependent upon being constantly connected to the internet. Virtual reality is almost literally more real to us than our actual lives. The story is told through the perspective of our main character, Victor Vale, a detective whom is writing this book to the people of The Nation and is beginning to question the government, human relationships and technology’s impact on society in general.
I really liked this book. I thought the plot was interesting and unique. I think the way it was written, as our main character writing a book, was really unique as well. The feel of the story is very sci-fi post dystipian. It’s a scary setting in which technology replaces almost everything…every day processes like cooking, attending school, having sex and social interaction. There are alot of things in this book that were interesting and scary! It discusses the government’s controlling and feeding the masses lies and waging war on knowledge and creativity with the goal of suppressing free thought and expression. Another thing that struck me was breakdown of the family unit…we see our main character and his family sitting down to dinner but not really present due to their being connected to the internet 24/7. We also see sex becoming impersonal and devoid of love.
I thought the plot was just irresistible…who doesn’t love a good detective novel? I loved this one even more though because the detective, someone who stands to uphold the ideals of his society begins to question and ultimately revoke everything that his society and it’s authorities tell him to do. I love how he is always mentioning that his job description is to fight for and protect the people which ultimately he does in rebelling against everything he had previously believed in!
This was a great book along the same vein of 1984 or A Clockwork Orange with very classic dystopian themes. I am truly a sucker for dystopia. I really wish this book was longer!!! I enjoyed reading this book and found it hard to put it down. Five stars from me! I would definitely be interested in reading more from this author.
About Jonah Kruvant
A writer, teacher, and student of the world, Jonah Kruvant received his Bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, his Master’s degree in Teaching from Fordham University and his MFA degree from Goddard College. After living abroad in four different countries, Jonah lives in New York. Visit his website at www.jonahkruvant.com.