The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe[PDF / Epub] ☀ The Last Book in the Universe Author Rodman Philbrick – This fastpaced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed Like the awardwinning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best
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  • Paperback
  • 223 pages
  • The Last Book in the Universe
  • Rodman Philbrick
  • English
  • 26 June 2019
  • 9780439087599

10 thoughts on “The Last Book in the Universe

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Last Book In The Universe, Rodman Philbrick
    The Last Book in the Universe (2000) is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Rodman Philbrick. Set in a cyberpunk dystopia, its protagonist and narrator is a teenage boy named Spaz who suffers from epilepsy.

    The story is set in a post-disaster, dystopic future city, appearing to be somewhere in the United States, called the Urb, which has been disturbed by an earthquake known as The Big Shake. The Urb is plagued by poverty, thieves, gang warfare, and the use of mindprobes. These mindprobes include variations such as trendies (mindprobes about Eden). They are analogous to hard drugs and enable users to temporarily escape their harsh lives through images like movies being played in their heads. Genetically improved people, called proovs, live in a city called Eden, with a beautiful society, food and water. Eden is separated from the Urb by the Forbidden Zone, a deadly and dangerous minefield.

    Spaz is a 14-year-old boy who cannot use mindprobes because of his epilepsy and whose adoptive family has abandoned him because they feared the symptoms of his illness. Spaz runs errands for Billy Bizmo, the latch-boss (leader) of his own gang, the Bully Bangers, in a section of the Urb. On one of his errands, Spaz is sent to rip-off Ryter, a very old man who possesses the lost arts of literacy and literature. Spaz soon meets Little Face, a five-year-old orphan who only says the word chox, because he didn't learn how to speak.

    Spaz also meets Lanaya, a proov who charitably gives out edibles (a futuristic food) to Spaz. At first, Spaz is very hostile towards Ryter, when Spaz arrives to rip-off (steal) Ryter's meager possessions. Contrastingly, Ryter understands Spaz's situation and does his best to help him, offering no resistance. Eventually Spaz learns that Bean, his beloved adoptive sister, is dying of the blood sickness (leukemia).

    Ryter and Little Face accompany Spaz on a journey to find Bean. The trio starts by traveling through The Pipe, a large, rustic water pipe that leads to other latches. Along the way, they pass through latches controlled by various other bosses, having adventures along the way. One of the latches is ruled by the Monkey Boys. Spaz and company find out that the latch-leader, Mongo the Magnificent, is dying because of a probe being in his head for an extended time.

    Ryter convinces one of the tek bosses to take Mongo's place. In the next latch, the group sees everything burning and finds Lanaya being attacked by very hungry people. She is rescued by Spaz and Ryter and she joins them on their journey. Spaz and company start traveling towards the latch where Bean lives. Eventually, through many dangers, toils, and snares, the story's heroes find a dying Bean. Lanaya and Ryter decide to take Bean to Eden, along with Spaz and Little Face. They ride along in Lanaya's takvee to her and her contributors (Jin and Bree) home, which is a castle. ...

    عنوانها: آخرین کتاب جهان؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز هفدهم ماه مارس سال 2014 میلادی

    عنوان: آخرین کتاب جهان؛ نویسنده: رادمن فیلبریک؛ مترجم: سمیه کرمی؛ تهران، تندیس، 1390، در 198 ص؛ شابک: 9786001820137؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 20 م

    نمیدانم اساتید لابد باید بگویند، که در عنوان اصلی کتاب این «یونیورس» را باید کیهان یا کائنات بنامیم، یا همان: جهان، دنیا، گیتی، عالم؛ دهر و ...؛ تا پیش از خوانش کتاب، از خیالم این بگذشت که جهان لابد همان برگردان «ورلد» باشد، اما نبود. صفحه ی نخست را که عنوان اصلی و مشخصات کتاب و نشر و تاریخ و شماره ها را همانجا مینویسند، لابد نگاه میکنم، شاید حواسم پرت شده، برای بارانی که شاید آن روز باریده بوده؛ یا نسیمی که از لای درز پنجره میوزیده است. صبح زود هم که نبوده، تا بگویم این روزها صدای چهچهه مدهوشم کرده است، برای نخستین بار اینجا، در آن بالا عنوان اصلی را که بنوشتم، شک برم داشت، دوباره به عنوان آن صفحه ی نخست نگریستم، و دیدم، همان «یونیورس» محکم سر جای خود بنشسته است، با خود گفتم بنویسم تا شما از خواندن عنوان فارسی کتاب، به اشتباه نیفتید، عنوانش همان آخرین کتاب یونیورس است. در این داستان سالهاست که دیگر کسی کتاب نمیخواند، کتابها و کتابخانه ها افسانه شده اند، و در تمام دنیا، تنها یک پیرمرد تکیده مانده، که قصه های پدر بزرگش را، هنوز به یاد دارد و ...؛ چکیده: در پادآرمانشهر، مدتهاست که جز چند پیرمرد، کسی کتابها را به یاد نمی‌آورد، پیرمرد در دنیایی که در آن ذهن‌ نماها، واقعیت را برای مردم ترسیم می‌کنند، سعی دارد که یادمانهایش را بر روی کاغذ بیاورد، او کتاب را برای مردمان «آینده» می‌نویسد، مردمانی که شاید روزی، دوباره دلشان کتاب بخواهد؛ آینده، مفهومی عجیب برای «غشی» است، او که دمخور بنگرهاست، تا زمانیکه با پیرمرد روبرو نشده بود، تنها می‌توانست به زمان حال و لحظه بیندیشد. «غشی»، خرده ریزهای پیرمرد را برمی‌دارد، اما می‌گذارد کتابش را نگاه دارد. یکروز به «غشی» که به عنوان یک طفل سرراهی، زمانی برای خود، ناپدری، و نامادری‌ ای داشت، خبر می‌دهند، که خواهر ناتنی‌ اش در حال مرگ است. او مدتهاست که خواهرش را ندیده، چون ناپدریش از ترس اینکه دخترش هم مثل او «غشی» شود، «غشی» را طرد کرده است. غشی تصمیم می‌گیرد که به هر قیمتی شده، خواهر ناتنی‌ خویش را ببیند، اما در دنیای هراسناکی که در موردش گفتیم، سفر به جایی که خواهرش زندگی می‌کند، بسیار خطرناک است، اینجاست که «رایتر» به صورت تصادفی با «غشی» راهی سفری شگفت‌ انگیز می‌شوند. و ...؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. Amy says:

    ANOTHER NEW FAVE! It starts out pretty slowly, but the ending is remarkable. Another book that shows how sad the world would be without books. Indulges the passion for books.

  3. Montzalee Wittmann says:

    The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick is a book far in a possible future, a thousand years after the great shake. There are genetically engineered people who are designed for health and intelligence and live in a special lush area called Eden. Everyone else lives under grey skies, in a concrete world, trying to get by. Gangs control areas and it is deadly to cross the leader of the your boss or to cross into another zone. No health care, care for orphans, etc.
    This is about a guy that gets word his foster sister is dying and he wants to see her one last time. The trip ends up with a orphan boy, an old man, an enhanced girl, and himself crossing many zones. Lots of suspense and action. A very terrifying look at what life could be like but with a glimmer of hope too.

  4. Lisa says:

    Good science fiction introduction for adolescents, but stealing too many ideas from other authors to be a worthwhile read for more experienced readers. Atwood, Bradbury, Orwell and Co. just do it a lot better!
    It is a nice idea to have the protagonist carry the last book in his head as a story to be told later, when people appreciate books again, but it is far too close to the ending scene of Fahrenheit 451, in which all refugees wander around reciting lost books to themselves. The genetically improved human race brings you back to Brave New World with Alphas and Betas and Gammas.
    And of course the Newspeak invented for this novel is not that new at all. We can draw from endless sources, beginning with 1984 and A Clockwork Orange,...
    Here you are cancelled when you die, in The Giver you are released, in Never Let Me Go you complete. All the same euphemisms for passing...
    Nevertheless, it is a good read for middle schoolers.

  5. Tracy says:

    We listened to this as a family on a trip to Lake Powell, and we all liked it a lot. It first grabbed and held our attention because the hero is epileptic, as is one of our sons. How often does epilepsy play a part in saving the world? It does in this book :-) Thank goodness for authors who can incorporate teens illnesses into stories in a positive light without preaching. That bit of the story may mean nothing to most readers, but it was a nice boost for our family.

    The reader was that same guy who was the translator/writer in Saving Private Ryan, and is now the twitchy scientist on LOST. He projects an overwhelmed, confused sense in his delivery, and it works well. It's set in a bleak, futuristic society, and his style and voice are a good match for the teen-age narrator. He reads all the voices, and does well with them.

    It feels like a huge accomplishment to find a book and reader that will entertain two adults, an 18 year old, a 15 year old and a 9 year old. When I checked this out, I also checked out seven other books on CD. We tried out all of them and didn't make it even two chapters into any of the others. In contrast, when we reached our hotel, we kept driving around so that we could hear the last chapter of this book.

  6. Jen says:

    This book was ok; I think if kids enjoy sci-fi then this is probably a good choice, but it felt dated, even though it's only 8 years old. There's a lot of word play that was interesting, and a lot of mature themes that would make an excellent adult book--it just didn't translate so well to a younger audience. A library consultant just lost his job because, after reading this book to sixth graders, someone objected to the book being included in an elementary school library. Instead of defending the book (as he should and could have), he refused to talk with his bosses about it until they had read the book, and he was fired as a result of this stubborness (IMHO) and other issues, apparently.

    Is the book appropriate for sixth graders?

    (Skip this paragraph for sort-of spoilers!) Sure, if they're mature enough to handle mind-probes, continual threats, and a short but graphic scene of a main character getting killed. Sure, if they can even get the point of the story.

    (resume reading here!)
    The language is easy, which makes it automatically look easy enough for sixth-graders to read. I'm just not sure it's all that great a read. Does it belong in an elementary school library? I wouldn't want a second grader who reads at a higher level to get their hands on it, that's for sure. But having sixth graders and first graders together in one school makes it tricky. I'd totally put this in a middle school or junior high school library that had sixth graders, so are we dumbing down the content for districts that put these kids with younger grades?

    I don't know. I guess it could be an interesting enough book, but I wasn't superbly impressed.

  7. McKenzie/literarydragon says:

    So much slang. Just so much. Some was good, some was bad, but there was a lot.

    I was not the right audience for The Last Book In The Universe. Unlike Riordan where I can enjoy the ridiculousness even though I’m well above the target audience age, this was written super simply with no whimsy or even particularly good writing so it made the age gap quite obvious.

    Good world-building or world tearing apart? I could imagine the smoke and the dirt and the complete lack of proper shelter. I could visualize it better than in some dystopian/apocalyptic movies I’ve seen so that’s a huge plus. I can absolutely imagine everyone teching out with videos injected into their brains. It’s basically Ready Player One but with even crappier shelter. It reminded me of Mad Max but with...

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  8. Anna says:

    Philbrick has written a decent addition to the utopia/dystopia genre. The best parts of this book are the fast pace and the surprising ending. Philbrick's dystopian world also has some compelling aspects. For this book to get four or five stars, I would want to see better description. In general, I think the writer could have added more depth to the characters. I would recommend this book to fifth and sixth grade readers who enjoy the utopia/dystopia genre.

  9. ✨Sumi& says:

    Very interesting story.
    In a world where no one reads anymore and everyone gets information through brain probes there is Spaz, an epileptic boy that has lost his family unit, now survives by being an errand boy for the Bangers gang. Stealing is my job he says. But when he receives a secret message from his foster father informing him that his foster sister (whom he feels is like a blood sister to him) is deathly ill and wishes to see him, all bets are off. He must travel to the other side of the Urb across territories of three other gangs in order to get to her. With the help of an old gummy named Ryter and a proov named Lanaya and a little kid in tow, they set off for a greater adventure than they could have imagined.
    Okay my first question has got to be who ripped off who exactly. This book parallels with verbiage aspects and storyline so close to the book Ready Player One that it is uncanny. considering this book has a copyright of 2000 where I was Ready Player One has a copyright of 2011 I would have to say that answers that question. Perhaps this book was the inspiration for the other, I don't know.
    The book itself is written in a very easy to understand manner. It is obviously written to be read by young adults and teenagers as well as perhaps preteens. The plot is very to the point as the book really does not have the girth to go into too much detail. With that in mind the author makes up for it very well in their language and imagination. The names the author uses for things resemble names that we would use regularly but are slightly different and give it that extra feel love dystopian future.
    All in all this was a very enjoyable read. This was referred to me by a very good friend (Hi Holly! 🤘🏻). I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who likes interesting dystopian novels and younger readers such as preteen and up.

  10. Juan Guzman says:

    The book The Last Book in The Universe is in a dystopian setting and is really good book. This book contains a lot stealing, doing bad things, and futuristic events in which there is new technology but not just for anybody. The only people that had that type of technology were the perfect people. Also, if you like books about saving and caring for people than this is your book because there is a person who saves their sibling (don't want to spoil anything ) and it gets really intense. The book tells us that the protagonist which is Spaz Boy has a mental illness called Epilepsy and it tells us the rough and hard times he goes through.

    This book has a lot of action and problems which makes it really interesting in how people in the future still have conflicts and problems in society. This book also can relate to other dystopian setting books that all have problems in society and how society still in the future separate some people from others. This means that in the future it would be the same with conflicts and various drama problems. Also, it has people that fight but then get back together and that’s what makes the book a review of four stars.

    This book also has a lot of mystery and can make you want to read more and more once you find clues of what might happen. For example **SPOILER ALERT** in the end they stop stealing from old people and return to their family. That’s what makes this book unique and special.

    Although the ending can get a bit exciting, the book is sad, has a lot of action, and is set in a dystopian setting so if you like all of those genres in a book than The Last Book in The Universe is your book I recommend you to read this amazing book.

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