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Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

This is the forth book from James W Rawles that I've purchased, and the first review that I've written for any of them. On several of the online book purchase websites there are a good number of negative reviews. Most of these are around his open discussion on Christia...
This is the forth book from James W Rawles that I've purchased, and the first review that I've written for any of them. On several of the online book purchase websites there are a good number of negative reviews. Most of these are around his open discussion on Christianity, lack of character development, or whatever. So let me sum it up for those of you that have his other books, and those that are interested if you should buy his first.

In my opinion Rawles has a few themes throughout his books, and this one falls in line with them.

First, is that faith, hope and charity are as important as bullets and beans. He talks about faith throughout the book, but goes into some specifics for about 12 total pages out of around 300. If you have his other books, it is about the same as far as the content ratio goes.

Second, is that he tries to create a balance between practical planning and equipment usage, with the background of a storyline. I know of no other author that does this. Unlike many post-apocalyptic books, you can actually get product names and use this as a reference guide.

Third, is that self-reliance and freedom go hand in hand. Those dependent on a government can not be free from it's dictates, and when that dependency is threatened those people tend to strike out in violence and desperation.

If you already have one or two of his books, and liked them, then you will enjoy this one too. If you don't have one, and are concerned about the negative comments, don't be too concerned with them. If you aren't Christian, then there's only about 12 pages that go deep into the subject, but it's not Bible thumping.

posted by 9130757 on October 4, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Let Down.

I loved the first two books in this series. This one however was a big let down. To start with, large sections are essays on religion passed off as character development. They take away from the story, bore those who share the same religious views and alienate those who...
I loved the first two books in this series. This one however was a big let down. To start with, large sections are essays on religion passed off as character development. They take away from the story, bore those who share the same religious views and alienate those who do not. Religion is fine, just not subtly. If you have to read this book because it Rawle's or you want to continue the series, just be ready to skip several pages once in awhile. Second, this book jumps around terribly in timeline and characters. With no transition or reason, you cannot jump from several different parts in several different story lines in only a few pages.

Also, one storyline is basically cut and pasted from book two.

I finished it and it was "ehh". Kind of a lets finish it because I paid for it. I wouldn't buy again and I won't even look at a book four of this series. Go read Patriots and then Survivors by Rawles, but not this one.

posted by BLW10 on September 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    This is the forth book from James W Rawles that I've purchased, and the first review that I've written for any of them. On several of the online book purchase websites there are a good number of negative reviews. Most of these are around his open discussion on Christianity, lack of character development, or whatever. So let me sum it up for those of you that have his other books, and those that are interested if you should buy his first.

    In my opinion Rawles has a few themes throughout his books, and this one falls in line with them.

    First, is that faith, hope and charity are as important as bullets and beans. He talks about faith throughout the book, but goes into some specifics for about 12 total pages out of around 300. If you have his other books, it is about the same as far as the content ratio goes.

    Second, is that he tries to create a balance between practical planning and equipment usage, with the background of a storyline. I know of no other author that does this. Unlike many post-apocalyptic books, you can actually get product names and use this as a reference guide.

    Third, is that self-reliance and freedom go hand in hand. Those dependent on a government can not be free from it's dictates, and when that dependency is threatened those people tend to strike out in violence and desperation.

    If you already have one or two of his books, and liked them, then you will enjoy this one too. If you don't have one, and are concerned about the negative comments, don't be too concerned with them. If you aren't Christian, then there's only about 12 pages that go deep into the subject, but it's not Bible thumping.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Check it out!!

    I believe this is a must read. When you seriously think about what is going on around the world economically and politically, this book is a must read to get your mind in the right place prior to the wrong times.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    What a great book

    Loved it. Written very well. Could not put it down. Loved that the author in scriptures and christian themes. After all that is what our country was founded on. Will go back and purchase his previous titles.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2013

    Very enjoyable read. Highly recommend.

    Extremely well written. Very hard to put down. I lost several hours of sleep due to this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Lol

    Lol

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Idiott

    CUE THE DRAMATIC MUSIC!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 4, 2014

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