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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

State of Disobience - Tom Kratman


A State of DisobedienceA State of Disobedience

Review by Arnold Vintner on May 5, 2010 at 1:21 am in the Fort Liberty Blog
I recently read Tom Kratman's speculative fiction novel A State of Disobedience and I think it's worth recommending.  The book was published in 2003 and is set in the near future.
John Ringo describes A State of Disobedience as "Probably the most realistic depiction of the second American revolution ever written" and I find it difficult to disagree with his assessment.  In a way the book reminds me of Robert Heinlein's masterpiece political novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Both of these tomes are almost as much manuals for revolution as they are entertainment, but neither fails to entertain.
Kratman's work starts off slow but picks up nicely due to extremely well-made characters.  Tom pours heart and soul into building a large number of realistic three dimensional characters to move the plot of the novel forward.
The author borrows heavily from the dark events that led to the murders of the children of Waco, Texas during the Clinton administration.  The main antagonist is an obvious caricature of Hillary Clinton, no one having been able to foresee that George Soros would be able to push Hillary out of the Democratic nomination in 2008."  Read more ....

19 comments:

Dick Stanley said...

Thanks for this, Will. Sounds like fun. I've ordered a used copy.

Dick Stanley said...

Where have you gone, Bob Howard? The blogosphere turns its lonely eyes to you...

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