This novella is probably one of the best I have ever read. Usually, with novellas and short stories (even the best ones), I feel that the author has tried to rush the story and get everything important in it that they wanted to say while still maintaining the short story/novella requirements. The Last Three, however, is written in such a way that everything important is revealed when it is meant to be and I felt that there was no sense of rush about this book.
Another thing that I loved about this book was the fact that the setting, the city, felt like a character itself. The way that Almon Chu describes its filth and the grunginess of it really makes it stand out as a dynamic and memorable setting. This also gives life to the city, really a life of its own. I also really liked the characters in general, especially the main character, Jon. Jon really brings out the realness of the book and is really an identifiable character. The reader can see themselves in Jon's place and that also helps to make the book seem more real than it already does. The plot is just amazing in the sense that I could really see the events of this novella actually taking place, rather than just thinking about it as some kind of fictional Dystopia. That has to be my utmost favorite aspect of this book.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is a book for the ages, much like The Iron Heel was in 1908, Brave New World was in 1932, and We was in 1921. And, it is a book written extremely well. Almon Chu is a brilliant writer and I cannot wait for him to publish something else.