Monday, August 7, 2017

Monthly Read: Book Review For August

Monthly Read
Once a month I will review and recommend a book. I know in this digital world that paper books are a little out dated. Most hard copy books are now in digital form, often in PDF. I would recommend a good well rounded hard copy library in your home. Some of the best books are old and out of print. There are certain publishers and authors I really like. This will be books I like and really only my opinion. If you’d like to recommend a book for me to review e-mail me and we can make it happen. The subjects will be varied but will have to do with the theme of this website, LDS Gunsite. Guns, preparedness, LDS History, security, self-defense, and patriotism are just a few examples. I have a big library of mostly reference books so I will draw heavily from that. Some books may be old and out of print. But most will be books you can find on Amazon.
August’s Monthly Read is: “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse”
By James Wesley Rawles
Publisher’s summary:
America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse—the stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately tries to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey requires all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.

Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of the American civilization. Reading this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death.

I have been a “prepper”, whatever that really is, my entire life. Coming across this book was a natural part of being in the self-sufficiency/preparedness world. It’s an unusual approach to a “manual”. James Rawles wrote a novel around a manual. In this book many different subjects are covered. If you’re looking for a good novel, this is not it. It was introduced to me as a manual so my expectations as a novel were nominal. It’s not particularly written well as a novel, but pretty good as a manual. I wish some subjects would have been more explored. But I like the idea and was happy with the book. I liked that the book has a heavy leaning toward Christian values. I would recommend it to anyone but especially if you’re into preparation.
Semper Paratus
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