Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Last Book Ever Written...Review...DNF
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.
A promising debut with a fascinating premise. Heavy on the social commentary, it would be a good choice for a book group or classroom discussion. Ultimately though, it was one that didn't resonate with me and I had to set it aside. Mine seems to be the minority review though and fans of dystopia will likely enjoy it.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Jonah Kruvant here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here. You can purchase your own copy here.