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  • 08 May 2018
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10 thoughts on “The Last One

  1. says:

    2 12 stars Here’s the problem this is a good book but I just didn’t really like it that muchComparisons between The Last One and Station Eleven are spot on in my opinion So if you liked the latter there's a good chance this book will suit your tastes It's another dense wordy literary post apocalyptic novel It's clever and yet I found it emotionally distantOliva presents us with a great premise a reality TV

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    congratulations semifinalist in goodreads' best science fiction category 2016 It's all just part of the game As long as I keep that in mind I'll be fine no matter how twisted things getfamous last words manthis book was so so fun and i had such a great time reading it but the fact that some people i usually agree with did not means i gotta w

  3. says:

    35 stars Alexandra Oliva’s debut novel deserves all the hype it’s been getting The premise alone had me hooked A story where conte

  4. says:

    I usually overlook some things in an arc copy of a book that bugs me but I'm really hoping that this one gets cleaned up just a bit because it's a full five star book if it does A reality TV show that will test the contestants than ever before They have to sign a disclaimer that basically the producers don't owe

  5. says:

    “Well that escalated uickly” seems to be the theme of this book I had a blast reading this one; it was disturbing in an “in your face” type of manner with no concern for the reader’s feelings just as I like it I will say t

  6. says:

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFirst of all I want to give all the props in the world to Alexandra Oliva because this is one of the best debut author novels I've ever

  7. says:

    35 stars This book will be popular not just because of marketing but because it will appeal to different types of people You get a little bit of a lot of different things and not too much of any one thing It's an interesting commentary on eve

  8. says:

    I liked the premise but the book was just okay

  9. says:

    This was rough and definitely the biggest disappointment of my reading year I was really looking forward to this book I love the premise and was excited by the comparisons to Station Eleven a book I loved immensely but man did this ever fall flat for me The story is told from two perspectives before and after The unnamed protagonist was a contestant in a reality tv show when a plague hit and is left alone bu

  10. says:

    First Read June 2016 Rating 55 starsSecond Read March 2020 Rating 55 starsThis book sounded pretty much like it was created with my personal tastes in mind a thriller following the characters on a reality TV survival show a

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The Last One

Occurred naturally or is it human made Cut off from society the contestants know nothing of it When one of them a young woman the show’s producers call Zoo stumbles across the devastation she can imagine only that it is part of the game Alone and disoriented Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life and husband she left behind but she refuses to uit Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory Zoo must summon all her survival I usually overlook some things in an arc copy of a book that bugs me but I m really hoping that this one gets cleaned up just a bit because it s a full five star book if it does A reality TV show that will test the contestants than ever before They have to sign a disclaimer that basically the producers don t owe them nothing and that last one in the game wins Twelve contestants enter and the only way out is to say Ad tenebras dedi To the night I surrenderNow for me the beginning of this book is sort of confusing The contestants are described by race and that kinda made my teeth go on edge After the game starts they all develop slang nicknamesYou have Tracker a survival expert Waitress the standard hot girl who was just recruited for the game for her looksRancher pretty much his name describes himAir Force military guy who omits the fact that he isn t the pilot the show thought him to be he was delivering care packagesBlack Doctor a calm radiologistZoo a married animal lover who is on this uest before she and her husband attempt to have their first childCheerleader Boy in college and was really just looking for a way to spend the summer and hopefully pick up the prize moneyBiology teaches seventh grade scienceEngineer wants to learn spontaneity Banker feels like he is the guy that everyone wants their kid to grow up to be but secretly hates because of his jobConstruction girlAsian girl Shows that she knows how to do than anyone expectsand Exorcist nutjob who thinks he can perform exorcismsI m hoping that the finished version has a short little bio of each character so that the reader can make sense of the story sooner than it happened for me Because this was some good stuffYou do have some gruesome stuff with having to feed themselves in the wilderness And some tension between the contestants The explanation most viewers will jump to is as common an assumption as maternal instinct female jealousy Waitress is younger skinnier and prettier after all But Zoo doesn t care that Waitress is pretty or skinny or young All she cares about is that she s delaying their team She would be eually annoyed at a man doing the sameOnce the game starts you realize that in the outside world something is going on People are getting sick and dying The contestants have no clue and after facing a few team challenges they are told that they are now on their own for a solo challengeIt s told from a retro look back at the game and real time with one contestant Zoo as she faces the challenge of being own her own and thinking that nothing is wrong and all the stuff she runs into is part of the gamewith all it s props She does know not to trust anyone named the Governor cacklesOne of the problems does arise here for me also Zoo uses the contestants real names They aren t mentioned in explanation of which character is which and I never did figure out some of them It still kept me turning pages as fast as my fingers would go though To gain viewers because I have to admit if I weren t here if I weren t a contestant I d watch this show I d soak in their vision of mangled familiarity and I d love itAll in allit s a dang good book It gives you a glimpse of how the media can distort the public s empathy also For a debut book this sucker is so worth reading Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review The only one of my friends that have tried this book is TLshe didn t like it and she picks out some good books There may be a chance that I totally read this one wrong I ve done that before

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Skills and learn new ones as she goes But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing Sophisticated and provocative The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real how readily we cast our judgments how easily we are manipulat I liked the premise but the book was just okay

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Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast paced novel of suspenseShe wanted an adventure She never imagined it would go this far It begins with a reality TV show Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance While they are out there something terrible happens but how widespread is the destruction and has it 2 12 stars Here s the problem this is a good book but I just didn t really like it that muchComparisons between The Last One and Station Eleven are spot on in my opinion So if you liked the latter there s a good chance this book will suit your tastes It s another dense wordy literary post apocalyptic novel It s clever and yet I found it emotionally distantOliva presents us with a great premise a reality TV show turned nightmare Twelve contestants are sent into the woods with zero knowledge of what to expect The show is about survival and is meant to test their limits this they know but no one knows just how far the producers are willing to go So when corpses and devastation show up it s kind of assumed that this is just a twisted staged part of the gameYeah it isn tUnbeknownst to the contestants a pandemic has broken out and shit has gotten really bad Communications have broken down and there s nobody out there to pull them from the game So this survival game turns into something very real Interspersed with Reddit like forums The Last One is a book about the media reality TV culture and the way our obsession with both impacts us in the modern and post modern worlds It s a fantastic ideaI also can t argue that Oliva spends a lot of time on her characters especially Zoo They get description and development and oh so many words but as with Station Eleven I was never convinced that the main characters were worth reading about I appreciated the book in a kind of abstract way but never engaged with it or cared where it was leadingFor the most part it s a very slow and dry survival story It alternates between the present where Zoo is experiencing a dying world and doesn t know it and the start of the competition where the contestants are referred to by nicknames like Banker and Cheerleader Boy This way of treating the contestants as things and not people was interesting but also didn t help me warm to them With only a few rare exceptions I m just not the type of person to enjoy a story without caring for the characters I don t have to like them but I have to be interested Oh the world ended But what does it really matter if there s no one in this world I find interestingA smart book with a lot of thought obviously gone into it Probably interesting to study than it is enjoyable to readBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store


About the Author: Alexandra Oliva

Alexandra Oliva grew up in a small town deep in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York A graduate of Yale University she also earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School University and undertook intensive wilderness survival training while researching The Last One She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their brindled pup Codex The Last One is her first novelT