Chewing through ‘The Last Centurion.’

The Last Centurion came in the mail today, and goodness knows that I could use turning my brain off wrt political stuff for a couple of hours, so I’m reading it. Pretty good; I like the blog-centric formula to it, and the military language sounds right… to a guy who’s never been in the military, at least. I figure that somebody would have yelled at John Ringo by now if he was making it all up, though.

Check it out.

Moe Lane


  • Jeff Weimer says:

    John was in the Army, so I’m pretty sure he’s got a handle on Army lingo.

  • Skip says:

    Not having been in the army I wouldn’t know for sure, but some of it read to me like enlisted guy’s fantasy of how he’d have run his unit(s) if he’d been in charge. But nonetheless was a great read, as is pretty much all of Ringo’s stuff. BTW, if you have not read his Paladin of Shadows series, starting with Ghost, I recommend you read this review first.

  • Ric Locke says:

    Heh. Ringo is making a lot of it up.

    But he knows enough about the real stuff to make the made-up stuff plausible. Fun all round.


  • GaryS says:

    Having served , an Excellent book — particularly, the global warming is really cooling, and the Pentagon duty parts.

  • wombat-socho says:

    Didn’t like it the first time I read it, but I came back to it a few months later and (perhaps due to changes in the political scene) found that my opinion had changed. Agree with Ric and GaryS that he has enough of the details right to make vets nod and smile.

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