John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars

Roland Hughes
Logikal Solutions (2013)
ISBN: 9780982358061
Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (12/13)

Article first published as Book Review: ‘John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars’ by Roland Hughes on Blogcritics.

“John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars” by Roland Hughes is one big interview. It is the transcript of a dialogue between “John Smith” (who, as the title of the book implies, is the last known survivor of the Microsoft Wars) and the interviewer for a prominent news organization. 

As you follow the questions and answers, you find out that there was an apocalypse that occurred and that this was an interview to find out what it was like before the great tragedy that consumed the earth.

For the next 274 pages the interviewer continues with her questions and John Smith continues to answer and explain to the interviewer, even going as far as to educate her on certain aspects of the past. Things like computers have to be explained to the journalist, who is a young girl that has never seen or heard of this amazing device. She comes from the new generation after the Microsoft Wars.

“John Smith” was a good read and I enjoyed the adventure that Mr. Hughes took me on. The dialogue was very believable because the author did his homework and made his character speak intelligently about everything in the past (our present).  “John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars” was well written and held my attention from the first page to the last. It is written with language that would appeal to the general audience and I commend the author for not finding it necessary to be graphic or profane (as it seems to be the norm lately). 

I gave “John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars” by Roland Hughes a very well deserved B on my tight scale and say to everyone reading this that it is well worth the money.

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