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What little story that is presented is plausible and so very scary. Fortstchen's career started off with some fantasy/paranormal books that never got past paperback. I first heard of him, when he co wrote some historical fiction with Newt Gingrich. I read ONE SECOND AFTER shortly after it came out. It was okay, but I have not understood why it has become so popular. It was certainly Forstchen's break out book. So much so, that WF takes credit for all the prepper books that followed. WF says he hated writing this book. I disagree. I believe he needed to get this rant off his chest. What he hated was the suspected backlash.
This is a political book, with lots of telling and little story. We are told about the importance of owning guns, even M16's. We are told that Texans are superior to the soft liberals on the East Coast and their anti gun laws. For some reason, WF dinks Quakers. It is good to be a Boy Scout. Actors have too many award shows (I whole heartily agree with that one.) WF really hates political correctness. The main character is the bread winner, his little wife stays at home and he does not change diapers. Oh, and the media is put down because they don't show dead bodies and rape on TV.
Since WF uses this book to lecture about his politics, I feel that gives me the right to say a few things. I too have had problems with political correctness, but I know it is there for a reason. WF complains that you can not call a Muslim a raghead without being called a racist. I remember the sixties, when blacks could not date whites, unmarried women were the scum of the earth, divorce was illegal, etc.. I don't want to go back to those days. He complains and whines about being called a racist. Well, WF it is the same the other way around. I was a conservative for years, listened to Rush Limbaugh, was a ditto head. My liberal friends thought I was closed minded. Then one day on facebook, I mentioned that in a civilized country everyone should have health care. Next thing you know, I am an idiot, communist, gay and should move to Europe. When I mentioned that no one needs a military style rifle, the shit it the fan. In one breath I was told that gun owners are calm good citizens and than in the next breath I was told they were going to meet me at the door with their gun and teach me a lesson. I was in the boy scouts in the seventies, but my kids who grew up in the 90's were involved in sports. These days you can not do both, as sports takes up all your time. I have nothing against scouts, but today it is a place for those, who can't play sports. Even before it was popular I complained about the media. They are 90% liberal and think their shit don't stink, but if my kid gets raped, I don't want the world watching it on TV. I could go on and on, but if I did I would have to charge you.
One more thing. WF says the brown skinned jihads hide out in small towns, opposed to large cities, in order to not be noticed. I live in small town and like most small towns it is 95% white. Brown people stick out like a sore thumb. Recently I took a trip to Boston and was amazed at all the beautiful people of different skin tones. In large cities, brown skin people fit right in.
WF hated writing this for the backlash and I hated doing this review because of the backlash.
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William R, Forstchen wrote "One Second After," one of my favorite "awareness" books... it strongly affected me and many others. The cover and title of "Day of Wrath" kinda turned me off and I really didn't want to spend a credit for a 4 hour book... but I bought it anyway. I read it a week ago and needed that long to be able to write about it... didn't sleep well the night after I read it... and still pondering it.
It is timely, believable, horrifying and I want to send a copy to not just mine, but every senator and congressman. Forstchen said he didn't want to write it, that it was the hardest thing he has ever been challenged to write... but he felt obligated to open our eyes to the risks we face from foreign terrorists.
Not an entertaining read, rather a difficult "awareness" read. Oh my goodness...
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