This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.
It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister—and in the process, perhaps the world
Rodman Philbrick published more than 15 adult mystery and suspense novels before writing the award-winning young adult book Freak the Mighty, which was made into a major motion picture. The sequel, Max the Mighty, received starred reviews, and his novel The Fire Pony was named a 1996 Capital Choice. He and his wife, novelist Lynn Harnett, divide their time between Maine and the Florida Keys.
Jeremy Davies is an American actor who is best known for his roles in the movie Saving Private Ryan and the television series Lost. He is the narrator of The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick.