Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Last Book Ever Written by Jonah Kruvant (VBT, guest post, excerpt) Goddess Fish Tours





by Jonah Kruvant

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BLURB:

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.





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EXCERPT:

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.





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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



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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19 comments:

  1. Do you let the book stew – leave it for a month and then come back to it to edit?

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    1. Good question, Mai. We will hope Jonah gets a chance to come by and answer. Thank you for visiting.

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    2. It took me five years to write it and I definitely let the book stew over the course of the writing process.

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  2. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Happy to share, thanks for dropping by, patrick.

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  3. What an awesome cover! The excerpt was amazing~this sounds like a fascinating book! Thank you for the great post and contest!

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    1. Glad you like it, Betty, thank you for visiting.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting premise. I look forward to reading it. Thanks!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Ty. Thanks for popping in!

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    1. Glad you like them, patt, thanks for visiting!

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    1. Glad you thought so, Mary. Thanks for popping in.

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  7. Could you imagine a life where books were banned??? Great blurb---Rae

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    1. I certainly could NOT, I would always be in trouble, lol. Thanks for coming by, Rae!

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    1. Good luck in the contest, thank you for visiting!

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