THE LAST SHIP BOOK
The Last Ship is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by William Brinkley. The Last Ship With one exception later in the book, this is the last official communication from the U.S. Navy that Nathan James ever receives. While they can. The Last Ship book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all- o. Hailed as “an extraordinary novel of men at war” (The Washington Post) this is the book that inspired the TNT television series starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra.
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Perhaps the most surprising thing about this apocalyptic novel of the sea is that Brinkley has been able to spin so slender a plot to so great lengthmore than . This is my rant on the TV Series and Book, The Last Ship. ********* This contains spoilers. *************. In essence my rant is this: The story in. Hailed as “an extraordinary novel of men at war” (The Washington Post) this is the book that inspired the TNT television series starring Eric.
Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain—one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women—to pull together in search of land.
When none of the women seems able to conceive, fear sets in. Will this be the end of humankind? Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book!
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The Last Ship
Looking for More Great Reads? Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It appears that Brinkley chose a lot of his words by thumbing through old ACT study guides.
Brinkley does. On multiple occasions. At times the verbose posturing almost feels parodic. In fact, accepting the book along these terms is what allowed me to enjoy it.
Same insufferable first-person narrator. Same references to literature, the classics, and the Bible. Same endless philosophizing. Same mystical belief in the power of the sea. In case the similarities are not enough, Brinkley helpfully includes a character named Melville. The style is simply too constricting for my taste.
An author goes to great lengths to create a fictional world, and then he or she makes you look at it through a single pair of eyes. That is especially the case here. The aftermath of a cataclysmic nuclear war is bound to engender a diversity of feeling. But in The Last Ship, we only get one perspective.
And that perspective is of the singularly incurious and emotionally flat captain. This is a guy who will ruminate on the ocean for pages in very Ishmael-like fashion , but never gives a fully formed thought about what caused the all-out exchange of nukes in the first place.
He is entirely uninterested in going back to America, and is puzzlingly indifferent to the possible destruction of everything he ever knew, of every place he ever went, of every person he ever met. This is done, however, in a tone of absolute surprise and wonderment. Yes, the sex.
During the sex, he maintains this style, but adds in some graphic language and terrible similes. Do you remember your first day in creative writing class?
The Last Ship
This is my second time through The Last Ship. I first read it when I was a teenager, back when I barely knew what the captain and his girlfriend were doing in the final third of the novel. This time around, I listened to it as an audio book.
His professionalism and talent did wonders in lifting the material. As far as I know, he kept a straight face from cover to cover, which is more than I could have accomplished.
This says something, because post-nuclear war novels fall pretty far down her list of things she wants to listen to. Which is fair enough, I suppose. There are so many things about it that feel are objectively bad. At other times, though, it derived from the powerful execution of his vision.
He writes some pretty bad sex; he also delivers some damn good set-pieces. Post-apocalyptic fiction is a robust but slightly disreputable sub-genre.
Part of the reason we read is to catch a glimpse of the great train-wreck of fallen humanity. Some part of our lizard brain wants to see how the world would look after it has blown itself up. There is also something deeper at work. An exploration of the profound frailty of humanity.Please try again later. The adaptation varies significantly from the original novel.
There were sentences so long as to be utterly confusing and very hard to read. Download Hi Res.
Literally, you can't move a single chapter without the point being made that there were women serving on the ship. A fourth season of 10 episodes aired in August and a 10 episode fifth and final season aired in September Now well-provisioned, the survivors prepare to rediscover the world.