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The Last Driver - Episode 1 - Old Dogs

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In a world where self-driving cars are the norm, the last man to retain his skill behind the wheel has been called upon to ride again.

The year is 2050. Sixty-three-year-old Frank Wylder is realizing the world has passed him by. This isn’t just any ordinary late-life crisis. The governments of every nation on Earth have succumbed to the brutally efficient bureaucracy
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Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published October 24th 2018
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Lee Hall
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A sometimes absurd but always fun story of the future…

I picked up the kindle version of this book for 99p after noticing it via the blog of Bookshelf Q. Battler which I follow. Set in a not too distant totalitarian type future where the ‘freedoms’ we have today are severely reduced in some creative and original ways. This gives ‘The Last Driver’ an interesting and potentially limitless premise which carries the central story by comparing the future with present day.

Although I felt ‘dystopian
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Éric Kasprak
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love serialize or episodic book series, and when I saw this one about a driver (the last driver nonetheless) with science fiction element and a 1969 muscle car, I was elated. But the fact that the author name is not really a name had me weary... Call me old fashion, but I was doubting the quality of the series because of it. I was wrong, whoever hides being Bookshelf Q. Battler his a good writer with subtle humor and a great sense of characters building. The world presented by the author seems ...more
Samantha Henthorn
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great idea for a book, 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 ...more
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