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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Last Book Ever Written by Jonah Kruvant

Author: Jonah Kruvant
Publisher: PanAm Books
Date of publication: 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.

I was looking forward to reading this book.  The title alone really caught my attention.  Imagine, no more books being written ever!  In this age where things are going more and more digital, it seems like it could be a reality.  I would think a book like this would be relevant even in today's world.  

Unfortunately, I had a hard time engaging with the book.  I got about 20% in and I still didn't have a feel for the world I found myself in. I have a hard time reading stories where I can't connect with the "world".  I was distracted by all of the trademarks next to "product" mention in the book.  I know that this book was supposed to be in part a commentary on how society is today, but I felt like it was too blatant and that was a little off putting. 

I do know that this book has received great reviews, so I think it will be well received with the right audience. I just don't think that is me.

About the author:

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.


Jonah’s Tour Stops
Thursday, April 30th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Friday, May 1st: A Book Geek
Monday, May 4th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, May 12th: Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Wednesday, May 13th: Jenny Waldo
Monday, May 18th: Every Free Chance Book Reviews
Tuesday, May 19th: Ace and Hoser Blook
Thursday, May 21st: Jancee Reads
Sunday, May 24th: Palmer’s Page Turners

1 comment:

heathertlc said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.