The plot develops well, regularly ratcheting up the tension to keep the reader engaged, while also involving the reader in the character's thought processes. And more to the point. This book started off slow. At least, that's the last thing he can remember. He gets good grades and he has a black belt in karate. Why did killers abduct him in the first place, and what reason could they have for exterminating him? Aside from good writing, intriguing plot, etc.
But if you got nothing better to do. The voices speaking on your behalf may be few, but tuning out hateful people and listening to ones who truly know you is the only way to fend off destruction. First off, the beginning sucked. But Charlie knows he'd never murder anyone, nor would he do anything to hurt the country he loves. Excellent delivery, easy to read prose, exciting story.
I just didn't find that this story was well done at all. I loved how Andrew brought us b My three words of the day to describe this book; Intense. The author began the publication of Homelanders series in 2009 when The Last Thing I Remember the debut novel in the series was published. Is there any reclaiming the good life that was his before everything imploded? There was nothing I didn't like about this book. But then, Charlie can't remember the last 13 months.
Even then, it just got convoluted with all this weird shit this kid just happened to coincidently happen across that just happened to help him save the day. There aren't enough authors out there that are willing to tackle the hard topic of listening to your inner voice when the going gets tough and having to make life and death decisions on faith. He wakes up this morning, bloody and bruised, strapped to a chair and surrounded by gory instruments of torture. Andrew Klavan is a wonderful author because of the suspense and intensity that he puts in his books. I'm moving onto my next book atleast. The police say Charlie killed his best friend, was tried and went to prison only to escape a few months into his sentence. And the truth of the matter is more incredible…and more deadly… than he could ever imagine.
His novels have been translated around the world. Klavan successfully injects some philosophical threads into this; a characteristic of his novels that help to make them especially enjoyable. I think that students will really enjoy the pace of the plot, and the main character. The Last Thing I Remember was a decent novel, but definitely meant to be read by younger teenage males. Charlie is a likable character and readers will believe him and believe in him, even when the police don't.
His faith is such an integral part of him that he doesn't need to get preachy about it. The author all through the first 100 pages kept lamenting for the poor kid. Every few chapters are flashes of the last things he remembers. So all together I finished it in about. He cannot remember what got him into the situation he is in and whats happening as well. The thing was, this book didn't really blow me out of the water. I picked up this book because I loved this idea of being on the run.
Quite the exciting page-turning thrill ride until the very last page. . Its too annoying because I already knew what the kid meant and here I have whatever this kid is trying to explain to me practically spelt out for me. Who were all these people he was meeting? The day where I give a book 1 freaking star. I'll definitely read book two, The Long Way Home, to find out the truth behind Charlie's captivity and what led stone-cold killers to do that to him.
Many thanks to the publishers for sending this book to the Bookbag. He indicates profane expletives that other people say without actually telling you what the word is. Andrew Klavan did a wonderful job writing The Last Thing I Remember. With his memories slowly returning, at one point he realizes that he is the only one person with the details of where and when the Great Death, a planned terror attack by the homelanders will occur. I swear I love Alex so much.