Recommended The Bonner Incident

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by chimo, Sep 14, 2016.


  1. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    I am about halfway through reading The Bonner Incident by Thomas Watson and Mike Rider on my Kindle and I already consider it one of the best stories I have read in a long time...I had to force myself to put it down at bedtime. Highly recommended - and I don't even know how it ends yet!


     
  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Monkey+

    The butler did it! :D

    It's a great story! One of the most, truly, bizarre episodes in the great western expansion! The wife and I traveled over the pass once! Knowing about the tragedy made the trip verrrry interesting!:eek:
     
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  3. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    I think you are confusing this book with the Donner party. ;)
     
  4. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    This is a true story? I do know that the government has the authority to do this type of thing and they do it on a regular basis with drug dealers. And, the ATF was infamously renown for doing this type of thing...not sure they are any better these days.
     
  5. Meat

    Meat Monkey+

    I'd get those in class once in awhile. I'd have to sit there and think it down. [afro]
     
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  6. SB21

    SB21 Monkey

    I went by the book store today . It's only on Ebooks . I'm not a fan of Ebooks . Tried looking at one once , just not the same . I'm the low tech type . Let me know if there are any other options .
     
  7. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Did the other reindeer go to the party? Guessing Donner didn't make it. Hope Blitzen is ok, he's my favorite.

    Mine started becoming an issue in 3rd grade. Especially when called to the chalkboard.
     
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  8. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Started it last night...ended up not sleeping until 3:30 AM.
    [bedtime]
     
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  9. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    ok one thing I didn't like about it...it's a freakin serial! Whatever happened to writing epics like Shogun or Lonesome Dove that you could lose yourself in for days, even weeks...rather than just a few hours followed by months of jonesing for more. :(
     
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  10. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Oh crap! Now you tell me...
     
  11. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    On a more positive note...I noticed that book 2 comes out tomorrow.
     
  12. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    thanks for the heads up!
     
  13. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Just finished the second half...excellent...highly recommended.
     
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  14. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Definitely a very good read and hard to put down. This book is seriously scary because the things the govt does in the book are all things they can do and have done. I fear that these tactics will be used more frequently as the US continues its slide into soft tyranny then ultimately true tyranny. We definitely have some laws like the Patriot Act that need to be repealed if we are gong to retain our freedom in the long term.
     
  15. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I'm really glad to see there's two letter 'N's in the title. With only one, I initially suspected this thread belonged in the inferno.

    But, it's about a book. :)
    "The Bonner Incident"
     
  16. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    I finished the second installment. 5 stars, highly recommended, best story I've read all year. I'd love to see it adapted into a screenplay.
     
  17. Gray Bear

    Gray Bear Monkey+++

    I bought and read both books. Very good reads, and scary at the same time. You could see the Feds doing things like that, no problem. They were hard to put down once I started them.
     
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