I found this story, "The Last Human" by Ink Pieper to be rather convoluted in the beginning but after reading through several chapters, I finally got the "jist" of what the author had in mind and what he was trying to say, was mind boggling and scary to say the least!
As I got about half way through the story, it dawned on me that even though we, Americans, have always been told that "we" are the most powerful nation on earth, that isn't always the truth.
And in believing all of our own propaganda, that our leaders have drummed into our heads from day one, it is shocking to have a strange new "theory" or in this case, a story, citing example after example about what could really happen to our "American" state of dreams.
This story is difficult, in that, it doesn't waste any time in revealing the horror, due to the world's fixation on building newer, more state of the art militaria, one could easily envision these happening to each and every one of us the world over.
Upon completing the story, I found that when I lay down to sleep on this our 4th of July, remnants of "THE LAST HUMAN" kept running through my mind for quite a while.
Would I recommend this book to others? YES!!
This short but powerful story serves as a notice to all mankind that what we think we know and can believe in, really isn't so...
As the world collapses upon itself due to humanity's horrific decisions, a newly parentless teen is forced to fight for his freedom, his love, and his life in order to maintain his humanity. See the decaying world through Clay's eyes as he's taken from his home, shipped to a facility that batters his mind and body, and tortured by the very people originally enlisted to protect us. And unlike in stories, there is no savior on the way. (Overview at www.barnesandnoble.com)
"The Last Human"
by Ink Pieper
Nook eBook $4.00