Review: The Last Packet by Tony Talbot



Recommended for: anyone
Read on October 07, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: Short story about the last man on earth who smokes.

Bookish Things: 10 pages. The cover is generic, but the story is intriguing. Don’t let the short synopsis and boring cover turn you off.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.81

My Review: Bookshelves: awesome-authors, 4-star-review, indie-authormade-me-think

When I read the title on this, my mind did not go in the direction the story did. Perhaps that is because I do not smoke, but I was surprised to realise that a short story about a grizzly old man could hold my interest.
In fact, Acres is an interesting character. Stubborn for sure, but he made me think of an old battler, the last of his kind. It leant this tale a sad tinge.

This will make you imagine a world like Acres’, one where the world is no longer polluted by cigarette smoke. Are we heading that way now? Who will be the last person to smoke cigarettes?


Interesting questions…

I’d have liked a little more about his first time, and the memories of his friends, but I still enjoyed this.

I got a great little quote from it:
Inside were twenty long paper cylinders, their mysterious dark brown innards loaded with death.

Considering this is under $1, you should go and pick it up today.


2 thoughts on “Review: The Last Packet by Tony Talbot

  1. Thanks Katt! Looks like I was right about cigarettes being sold in plain black packs…

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