The Lst Centurian by John Ringo

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by Bud, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Bud

    Bud Monkey++

    The Last Centurion

    Anybody else read this?

    I really like Science fiction and have been reading it since I discovered my first Robert Heinlein novel some 50 years ago or so.

    One of my favorite author is John Ringo who writes a lot of stuff, mostly military fiction oriented. He writes real well and obviously does his research.

    I came across The Last Centurion at the local Barnes and Noble yesterday.

    Ringo has out done himself. The first half of the book describes how a future (2019) influenza plague coupled with a really cold winter topples the world. He spends the first half of the book going into great detail about how and why a major cathestrophe can happen and it is really, really informative as well as entertaining.

    Just started into the second half which shows the subject hero's participation but I cannot put this thing down.
  2. Brokor

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

    That actually sounds interesting. From the way you described it, if I don't get a chance to read it, at least I will have my own first hand accounts from real life...which is quickly resembling this book you described.
  3. Joseph Thomas

    Joseph Thomas Monkey+

    Saw mention of this on another site and watched a video interview of the author. Seems interesting and I'll probably see if my library has it. Anyone who has read it care to give a review?
  4. ChrisNuttall

    ChrisNuttall Monkey+++

    It is pretty good. Copies are online if anyone is interested in a free read.

  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    not a bad read... i have a copy in Hard back...
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  6. Mennis

    Mennis Monkey+

    This was a great book! But then again I have enjoyed just about everything John Ringo has written.
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  7. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    where does one find the online copies?
    id like to read it
  8. ChrisNuttall

    ChrisNuttall Monkey+++

  9. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Not heard of that book, but then i have his entire posleen series. John Ringo one my most fav authors :)
  10. elfdowney

    elfdowney Monkey+

    RE: Lst Centurian

    Ringo is without a doubt my favorite author... I have read EVERYTHING that he has written; series, stand-alones, short stories and co-authored... I used to buy used paperbacks to read, re-read then trade or re-sell at the used book store... now I do the digital e-book thing... THE LAST CENTURIAN is the ONLY hard bound book that I own... I will loan it out only after you agree, under penality of death, to return it... I have read and re-read it 4 times and it's still is a page turner!
  11. bad_karma00

    bad_karma00 Monkey+

    Ringo wrote a short story in on of the Honorverse collections, #5 I think, but now that I've said it, that's probably wrong. Anyway, the story was about a near derelict cruiser of the Grayson Navy. I don't know that I have EVER laughed so hard as I did reading that story.

    If you get the chance, check it out. I think it was called "The Wackiest Ship in the Universe" or something like that. If you need a good laugh, and you're a fan of Weber's Honorverse and John Ringo, it's a must read.
  12. suvalley

    suvalley Monkey+

    I'm hooked, but good. How refreshing, how easy it is to follow along (reading the Last Centurion) Bravo!
  13. Yoldering

    Yoldering Monkey+++

    Very cool, I think I will read this this weekend! Thanks for the suggestion.
    Also, thanks for the link Chris!
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