Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

January 20, 2016


It was ok but not the greatest book I’ve ever read. If you are a prepper, survivalist, gun enthusiant, military or post military you will probably love this book. I, however, am not. I found the character development nonexistant. I didn’t identify with any of the characters really. They were all flat and lifeless. When talking about the deaths of the characters, it was stark and pretty unemotional. While the ideas of the book are commendable, I wanted to read a work of fiction and not a fictionalized prepper manual. The meticulous detail and descriptions of weapons, ammunition, IED building processes, communication devices and vehicles was way overdone. This was more a collection of short stories and weapons manuals than a coherent novel. I give it a 3 star because I do give the guy A for effort. It was informative. It made me think about many things I had heretofore never given much thought. I might would chance purchasing another book from this author. That’s as good as I can do.




  • Chupacabras May 11, 2016 at 3:58 am

    The first novel is based on a 19-chapter draft that Rawles wrote in 1990, and first distributed as shareware, under the title

  • MichaelCasse February 26, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    I really like it when people get together and share opinions. Great site, stick with it!

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