Thursday, July 3, 2008
Literary Review~The Last Patriot by Brad Thor
If you read one book this summer, make it this one. Brad Thor manages to combine a fast paced thriller, history lesson, and political commentary all into one great read. And his characters aren't bad either. I'm a writing style snob, so his style could use some work, but I rate it a 6 or 7 out of 10. Not bad.
Has he managed to create a new genre? Conservative, pro-liberty fiction? I don't know but I'm surprised he managed to get it published. It's not like there are tons of publishing houses clamoring to go to print with stories that are even the slightest bit critical of Islam.
Brad does a great job of combining fiction with just a sprinkling of fact to spice things up and make the reader wonder. And you will, I promise. Best part of the book is recognizing and separating real history from his fictionalized aspects of it. This book will definitely have you racing to Wikipedia to do your own research.