Book Review: The Last Driver – Episode 1- Old Dogs by Bookshelf Q.Battler

If you can imagine reading a petrol-head version of The Handmaids Tale that is as amusing and entertaining as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy then this is your book.

What a great idea for a story, and wonderful to read something so different. Frank Wylder is 63 years old in this dystopian story switching from the current year (2050) to the ‘past’ (2010). Frank is the proud owner of a classic car, nick-named Veronica, but it is now illegal to drive cars since the One World Order took over in 2032. Frank discusses his memories with his granddaughter this made me laugh several times and was very entertaining, reminding me of the time my own daughter came home from school, announcing that she ‘Did about the 90s in History… what was it like?’ Frank, along with his fellow humans are now controlled by drones who come to check up on everything, his language is amusing and beautiful about how, at his age, he has run out of care to give. Enjoyable science fiction and action elements in this well written story, and the promise of further episodes. Bravo!

page turner rating 5/5

Three word review: This could happen!

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Author: samanthahenthornfindstherightwords

Welcome! Thanks for visiting my author blog. I write every day, I read every day, so we most likely have lots in common! I currently have seven books available on Amazon '1962', 'Piccalilly' 'Quirky Tales to Make Your Day' and the Curmudgeon Avenue series. I live near Manchester UK with my fabulous husband and wonderful, gorgeous grownup daughter, two cats and one dog. I write three types of blog; 1) Fiction written by myself and accompanied by one of my suitable photos or sketches. 2) Ramblings and amusing observations on life. I do not tend to write about anything serious (but admire those that do). 3) NEW! Book reviews. Although my priority is completing my next novel, if I like something I will share it. If I don't have anything nice to say, however, I won't say anything at all. Please see 'contacts' on menu. Sharing is caring, and so is reciprocation!

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