Friday, June 12, 2015

Review: The Last Book Ever Written by Jonah Kruvant @JonahK @GoddessFish #Giveaway

The Last Book Ever Written
by Jonah Kruvant


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 creative writing.  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.

In order to prove to the “creators” that he is genuine, Victor writes a manuscript, at great risk to his wife and son.  When books are banned and ultimately destroyed, Victor realizes that his book alone has survived.  Only then does the reader come to a startling realization in a unique narrative twist.



Not long after the Cleansing Act, I was promoted to Detective. I was thirty-four. I had a wife and child to support. A career to pursue. My son wanted things, my wife wanted things; hell, I wanted things. I had worked on the force for thirteen years and it was time I got my detective badge.

That was all I could see back then. I didn’t care about creators.

Then I was assigned to the case. But even before I stepped into the Chief’s office, events began taking shape that marked both the beginning and the end of a new chapter in my life. It was on my way to the police station, wading through the unbearable stench of the dirty human flesh of the Slums, that I began to question things, what I thought I knew about the world … and about myself.

So this is where I start my story. This is where I begin my book.

That day, for whatever reason, I felt conscious of my surroundings. The beggars were pushing each other out of the way to get under awnings and balconies of restaurants and apartments as it started to rain. The restaurants were filled with shattered glass, moldy kitchens. The strongest beggars lived in cramped apartments with cockroaches and termites. The ones that couldn’t find shelter that morning just lay there, shivering from the cold. Some would let raindrops fall from the sky into their open mouths. Two na├»ve children were chasing each other around bodies and
giggling, cleaning dirt out of each other’s hair. The bright lights of the skyscrapers, the swiftness of the skytrain, the convenience of the airpath—all a beggar had to do was look up and he would find himself in a fantastical world of dreams.


I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Victor Vale is a detective in a futuristic society where it is against the law to be a creator of any kind. The world Victor lives in is divided into several different classes. Victor himself hit it lucky by marrying into the upperclass. His wife is a lawyer and is very rich because her father was a famous lawyer. Victor's world could very easily be our future. In our world most of us are addicted to smartphones, computers, iPads, tablets, kindles ect.... Where we have all of these different devices Victor only has a tiny chip in his body that can do way more than all of our devices put together. All of this technology is bringing Victor's world down.

In Victor's world it is against the law to write, draw, paint or do anything that is creative. If anyone is caught doing anything creative then they will be in real big trouble. More trouble than you can image. But just about everyone knows that there is a secret society where people that are creative go to meet and do what it is they love to do whether it be writing, painting or making a sculpture or whatever. They know it is dangerous but they still go because doing these things comes from deep inside of them and they can't keep it in they have to let out or go crazy.

Victor's boss sends him undercover to this secret society to infiltrate their compound and catch all of the creators and put a stop to what they are doing. Victor is different than most of the upperclassmen. Most of the upperclass only care about themselves and making their selves richer and richer no matter what it cost them or who it hurts. But Victor is not like this and he doesn't know why he is different he just knows that he is. Victor cares about the people that doesn't have as much as he does and always wants to help them if he can. When Victor goes undercover in this secret society he finds that he is more like the people there than he is with the people in his own world.

I really loved the world that the author has created in The Last Book Ever Written. It will make you stop and think about where our own future made be headed if we don't stop and take notice to what we are doing with our lives. We need to stop spending so much time with all of our gadgets and spend more time without families before it is too late and we are living in a controlled society like Victor's. I can't wait to read more from this author and I would like to read more about Victor and his world. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good dystopian/si-fi/futuristic books. It has so many twist in it that you won't know where you are going to come out next. You will be flipping the pages so fast that you will think that you are a robot. So go grab your copy today!

A writer, teacher and student of the world, JONAH KRUVANT received his BA from Skidmore, his teaching degree from Fordham and an MFA from Goddard College. Jonah lives in New York City. He is the author of The Last Book Ever Written.


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

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Mai T. said...

Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

Unknown said...

The premise is so different! I can’t wait to read it! Thank you for sharing and for the contest!

Audrey Stewart said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I've always got my nose in a book. This one sounds great. It's on my summer reading list.