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The Last Centurion ➮ [Read] ➪ The Last Centurion By John Ringo ➺ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In the second decade of the twenty first century the world is struck by two catastrophes, a new mini ice age and, nearly simultaneously, a plague to dwarf all previous experiences Rising out of the di In the second decade of the twenty first century the world is struck by two catastrophes, a new mini ice age and, nearly simultaneously, a plague to dwarf all previous experiences The Last eBook ↠ Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as Bandit Six an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland despite the best efforts of politicians both elected and military The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a darkling mirror of our own Written blog style, it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy and organic farming not to mention all three at once.


10 thoughts on “The Last Centurion

  1. Jimmy Jimmy says:

    First of all I want to say to the people that complain that the first 120 pages of this book are nothing but political rantings Kick rocks I think the response of the fictional President Warrick the main protagonist often uses a different, much less Christian word for this obvious caricature of Billary Clinton would have responded in EXACTLY the same fashion when faced with the two crises described in the book.The book describes how a the world is decimated by first a The Plague , as the First of all I want to say to the people that complain that the first 120 pages of this book are nothing but political rantings Kick rocks I think the response of the fictional President Warrick the main protagonist often uses a different, much less Christian word for this obvious caricature of Billary Clinton would have responded in EXACTLY the same fashion when faced with the two crises described in the book.The book describes how a the world is decimated by first a The Plague , as the author describes not really a plague, but a mutated strain of the H5N1 bird flu that is now able to transmit from human to human When the first breaks out, the President orders that the vaccine be delivered to county health offices and that people go there to get immunized Yes those first one hundred pages may be rantings against the left wing people in this country or tofu eaters but I personally agree that the way Mr Ringo describes is pretty much how this would play out Mrs Clinton Warrick would panick, over compensate with the I m in charge, and nobody is going to tell me different reaction and cause many needless deaths in the process.And yeah once it gets to the part of the US infantry company getting left behind in Iran and using situational ethics and then doing the whole 10,000 bit across the Middle East, the story is a whole heck of a lotinteresting But I personally think that you can t have one without the other in this story.Once again, if you don t liike it don t read For me, I think it s a great read


  2. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Oh good grief Look, I like John Ringo in general Most of his books have been up there in at least the 4 star range when I ve read them AND I m just about as politically conservative as they come I ma libertarian than a conservative in some waysbut come on.This book presents itself as a story of survival in the face of future disasters, a post apocalyptic world He s done some good fiction written from a conservative political position before Sadly unlike what it presents itself as Oh good grief Look, I like John Ringo in general Most of his books have been up there in at least the 4 star range when I ve read them AND I m just about as politically conservative as they come I ma libertarian than a conservative in some waysbut come on.This book presents itself as a story of survival in the face of future disasters, a post apocalyptic world He s done some good fiction written from a conservative political position before Sadly unlike what it presents itself as this book is nothingthan an excuse for Mr Ringo to carry on about his beliefs In this case even when I agree with those beliefs I just couldn t take anyIt goes on and on ad nauseam The story never seems to kick in.There are of course a lot of places I don t can t agree with the opinions laid out here for example I hope to see a book written by Mr Ringo when he hits 65 as this is the second book where he expresses the opinion that older people old farts in his words are pretty much worthless They can t rebuild, they d just starve as would the kids If only the young and the old survive why civilization would never get rebuilt It would disintegrate The possibility that in some cases the old might lead and the young to rebuild never seems to have occurred to him He s big on killing off the old farts Anyway, disappointing book A certain lack of understanding of the conservative point of view is also here.Very, very sad Don t care for this one Can t recommend this one


  3. Roberta Roberta says:

    If you are a dyed in the wool liberal, this book is not for you If you love apocalpytic science fiction that has a conservative bent from a grunt s point of you, read on Essentially, the world has a mini ice age combined with a deadly flu epidemic BTW, this book was written prior to the swine flu hit It s set about ten years in the future with a female president that may or may not be a parody satire of Hilary Clinton you decide , and the flu hits when the main character is in Iran It s bl If you are a dyed in the wool liberal, this book is not for you If you love apocalpytic science fiction that has a conservative bent from a grunt s point of you, read on Essentially, the world has a mini ice age combined with a deadly flu epidemic BTW, this book was written prior to the swine flu hit It s set about ten years in the future with a female president that may or may not be a parody satire of Hilary Clinton you decide , and the flu hits when the main character is in Iran It s blog style, so it is bogged down in explanation and a bit preachy from time to time The blogger is a bit high on himself, but he s damn good at his job, so I guess he can be arrogant Anyways, it made me think and too few fiction books do that these days


  4. Dani Kollin Dani Kollin says:

    Welloh dearahemhow to begin Admitting loving this book is like slapping a scarlet C on your chest and bellowing into the grand canyon, I AM A CONSERVATIVE The book itself does pretty much that with an additional, HEAR ME ROAR Does that mean a liberal minded individual wouldn t find anything in this book to appreciate To be perfectly honest, pretty much, yeah Which is, to a degree, a real shame The reason I continue to read Thomas Frank is because I truly want to know how th Welloh dearahemhow to begin Admitting loving this book is like slapping a scarlet C on your chest and bellowing into the grand canyon, I AM A CONSERVATIVE The book itself does pretty much that with an additional, HEAR ME ROAR Does that mean a liberal minded individual wouldn t find anything in this book to appreciate To be perfectly honest, pretty much, yeah Which is, to a degree, a real shame The reason I continue to read Thomas Frank is because I truly want to know how the other side thinks Having been the other side for most of my adult life I feel it necessary to keep up though admittedly my Libertarian leanings occasionally put me on the opposite bank of the Red C So I d say this to any liberal thinker readying themselves to fling a single star at The Last Centurion with Shuriken like precision If you want to know how conservatives think, read this book It exposes our darkest fears about what we believe the for your own good laws will do to society Now before you get all, look how screwed up things got _before_the Dems took over, know you ll brook little argument from me see Red C above And that s the beauty of Ringo s writing He lays into all politicians with a surgeon s precision But let s be honest he saves his sharpest blades for the left Mind you, if all the book was was a rant I d have dropped it I prefer my rants to have the imprimatur of actual facts as opposed to the spittle of a passionate screed Back to T Frank he can be annoying as hell but he shmears his vitriol with layers of facts you can t ignore Excellent he s forced me off my knee jerk into a let me look that up jerk So too, Ringo His protagonist is a disgruntled soldier named Bandit Six trying to stay alive and keep his troops alive while navigating the twin disasters of a realized bird flu plague and an oncoming ice age yes, a not so subtle dig at global warming Add to that the political bureaucracy of the army itself and a left leaning government and you have yourself a hearty helping of conservative stew.Amazing how long it took me to get to the actual story, eh So if you re at all adversarial and I am , like a smartass who s actually pretty smart, and are down for an Into Thin Air kind of survival story in which you wonder how the hell is the smartass gonna survive yet another impossible situation well, then you ll probably enjoy this book If however you re decided on your politics, thank you very much, and don t want a sneak peak into conservative literary porn, move on this isn t the droid you re looking for


  5. Dave Dave says:

    A fellow Sci Fi reader loaned this to me which is to say THANK GAWD I didn t spend 25 buying it in hardcover This was a bloody awful book and I only managed to make to page 100 The narrative, supposedly written as a survivor s personal blog was really choppy and I knew it wanted really bad to be a war porn type techno thriller disguised as mercenary sci fi yet it was ultimately was going devolve into some contrived battle scenes at the expense of actually engaging the reader into its pandem A fellow Sci Fi reader loaned this to me which is to say THANK GAWD I didn t spend 25 buying it in hardcover This was a bloody awful book and I only managed to make to page 100 The narrative, supposedly written as a survivor s personal blog was really choppy and I knew it wanted really bad to be a war porn type techno thriller disguised as mercenary sci fi yet it was ultimately was going devolve into some contrived battle scenes at the expense of actually engaging the reader into its pandemic apocalypse premise The Red Stater stereotypes were nearly nauseating Stay away stay F A R away


  6. Victoria Victoria says:

    Liberal democrats who really, really like Hillary Clinton should stear clear of this book It will make your head explode I loved it Not because I m a conservative, just liked the writing style, flow and speed of the story.


  7. Dawn Dawn says:

    A barely disguised political rant Not nearly as readable as his other books this one covers the march of a group of soldiers home as civilization on Earth seems to be breaking down due to the Evil Liberals in charge.Seriously It s not the plagues or global climactic changes that cause all the problems, it s those darned liberals The style of the book islike a blog, which could have worked, but it seems to be in response to a season of reality TV episodes following the soldier s trek Th A barely disguised political rant Not nearly as readable as his other books this one covers the march of a group of soldiers home as civilization on Earth seems to be breaking down due to the Evil Liberals in charge.Seriously It s not the plagues or global climactic changes that cause all the problems, it s those darned liberals The style of the book islike a blog, which could have worked, but it seems to be in response to a season of reality TV episodes following the soldier s trek The downside is that the actual plots of those episodes is not present in the book, and barely summarized on the book s website The book feels like listening to one side of a telephone conversation various bits of information are missing, and if you draw your own conclusions you re never sure if you are correct or not.I ve been a John Ringo fan for several years, and this book cost me buying any of his books in hardback Nearly paperbacks, too, and if the ranting on the liberals spreads past this series and the Ghost series, it probably will mean I don t ever buy any of his books again.He s certainly entitled to his perspective, and can write what he wants, but as a liberal I m beyond irritated by being painted with such a wide brush Just as all conservatives aren t bible thumping abortion clinic bombing fanatics, nor are all liberals tree hugging lack of personal responsibility idiots


  8. Stephen Stephen says:

    1.5 stars Just not a very good book in my opinion A few parts of it were interesting, but only a few I also found myself drifting away from the plot a bit too often andthan once becoming pretty annoyed by the dialogue A disappointment because I had high expectations going in.One final note for those that listen to audiobooks The narration by Dan John Miller was pretty good Not good enough to save a sub par book but I would listen to other books read by him.


  9. Joel Joel says:

    Enjoying this book has a couple prerequisites.First, you must believe that liberals are evil and out to destroy America and the world This will allow you to enjoy the first 120 pages of the book instead of reading them in growing disbelief that it got published This is also the only way to have any sort of suspense of disbelief with regards to the awful world building in his history of the near future.Second, you must be able to endure an extremely sloppily executed first person viewpoint and Enjoying this book has a couple prerequisites.First, you must believe that liberals are evil and out to destroy America and the world This will allow you to enjoy the first 120 pages of the book instead of reading them in growing disbelief that it got published This is also the only way to have any sort of suspense of disbelief with regards to the awful world building in his history of the near future.Second, you must be able to endure an extremely sloppily executed first person viewpoint and a story which escapes being generic only because it is bombastic and over the top at every opportunity.This is the second worst book I have ever finished


  10. Stephen Stephen says:

    1.5 stars Just not a very good book in my opinion A few parts of it were interesting, but only a few I also found myself drifting away from the plot a bit too often andthan once becoming pretty annoyed by the dialogue A disappointment because I had high expectations going in.


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