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The “heroes” of the story are morally ambiguous and absurd. The publisher’s web page summarizes the storyline: They accept people of other faiths and races into their group as long as they are moral people. Added by 2 of our members.

Patriots by James Wesley, Rawles

The plot rasles progress a little bit, then Rawles will spend the next 4 or 5 pages describing in painful detail weapon specifications, inventories, etc.

Knowing he’s a conservative Christian libertarian, I expected a big dose of hatin’ on Obama and probably a bunch of atheist liberals getting what’s coming to them, but in fairness, the author mostly keeps the right wing vitriol in check until the latter part of the book. Instead, imagine that your characters are delivering seminars, or speaking to others as if they were toddlers.

Any kind of complete collapse would lead to massive death and even horror. In Novemberresponding to pent-up market demand, Rawles self-published a restored 33 chapter edition of the novel, through XLibrisa vanity press.

The characters were a patriors too stereotypical and one-dimensional. Though I found some of the descriptions of weapons and equipment interesting at times, they became tedious as jjames went on and on. The UN troops are all mustache-twirling war criminals who think nothing of rape and torture, the American quislings promptly agree to suspending every single American civil right literally the first thing a newly-arrived UN-backed American official does is give a speech to a skeptical community of survivalists that carrying a gun will henceforth be a capital crimeand soon we are seeing, I kid you not, FEMA concentration camps.


Set in the near future midst hyperinflation and a catastrophic global economic patriotxPatriots tells the story of a group of survivalists that flee riots and chaos in metropolitan Chicago to a survivalist retreat that they have prepared near Bovill, Idaho.

James Wesley Rawles

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That is not the Christian life that I subscribe to. A Novel of the Coming Collapse By: Their moral compass is completely out of whack as well. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Invaluable advice is offered: Retrieved 13 October The dollar is obviously inflating. I had hoped that someone who is a popular blog writer with a following would be able to string a few words together in an entertaining way. Thus, acronyms defined in early chapters are introduced and defined again later. He is the founder and Senior Editor of SurvivalBlog.

With unflagging enthusiasm, they go about the business of dispatching brigands, maintaining their gear, and later resisting the police-state government that arises in place patrots the old system — but they never express dismay at all that has been lost or even attempt to analyze where things went wrong. When the United States suffers a major socioeconomic collapse, a power vacuum sweeps the globe In the beginning, these people had enough money to personally purchase large amounts of weapons and ammunition, get their cars upgraded, repaired, and ready for impending doom, and they were also able to purchase large amounts of military-grade clothing and body armor.


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.

After reading dozens of these type books, I keep going back to this one as a resource. The plot will progress a little bit, then Rawles will spend the next 4 or 5 pages describi I jamee this book after looking at the high overall score it got, and after reading a few of the good reviews.

Rawles explained that the typical survivalist does not actually live in a rural area, but is rather is a city dweller worried about the collapse of society who views the rural lifestyle as idyllic. They abridged the book to 31 chapters and re-titled it Patriots: Aug 09, Mary rated it it was ok Shelves: The story behind this book is interesting, but it is not written very well.

However, compelling narrative is not the author’s objective. Waaay too much militant behavior! You won’t be disappointed.

If you are interested in guns, for example, this one is for you. Even step by step ord So I’ve decided to stop reading this one although I’m not quite finished.

This sequel is set primarily in Australia, the Philippines, and Tavares, Florida.