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Patriots [BOOKS] ✪ Patriots ✬ Will Kane Thompson – Thomashillier.co.uk Whether they admit it or not, or even realize it, their whole lives have been altered by the events of September th, , when they were just kidsThey came to this paradise of a college campus to find fr Whether they admit it or not, or even realize it, their whole lives have been altered by the events of September th when they were just kidsThey came to this paradise of a college campus to find freedom, themselves, their future, sex, love, fun, God, intellectual discovery, their creative core but instead find their world being torn apart again by political divisiveness, extremism, rageAnd now one of them will turn back to the terror of their youth in the hope of finding answersThe rest will be victimsPlease also check out Patriotsthenovel and Patriotsthenovel on Instagram Meta Patriots the novel Patriots novel.


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  1. Jodie "Bookish" Cook Jodie "Bookish" Cook says:

    Book Review Title PatriotsAuthor Will Kane ThompsonGenre Coming of Age Political FictionRating Review The opening to Patriots was great, it opens in a club on October 21st with a unknown narrator describing the atmosphere of the club and how all the college students are dancing and having fun when he kicks a bookbag on the floor and suddenly there is an explosion and some people are hurt including the narrator For an opening chapter this certainly was gripping We then jump backwards th Book Review Title PatriotsAuthor Will Kane ThompsonGenre Coming of Age Political FictionRating Review The opening to Patriots was great, it opens in a club on October 21st with a unknown narrator describing the atmosphere of the club and how all the college students are dancing and having fun when he kicks a bookbag on the floor and suddenly there is an explosion and some people are hurt including the narrator For an opening chapter this certainly was gripping We then jump backwards three days, where we learn of the day to day situations at Florida South Coast University and the divide between students As we slowly move through the day we learn about the lives of some of the students, one of which might be our mystery narrator from the opening chapter, and the two groups we seem to be focusing on are Ryan and his platoon of would be soldiers and Luke and his church goers and the divide between them We learn that this novel is set post 9 11 and there is a lot of desire for the younger generation to fight back against the powers that harmed their country So far it seems to be divided between those that support Bush and those that don t after 9 11 which is a bit confusing if you don t read much on the topic or are too young to have been around at the time, for me I was 4 years old at the time of 9 11 so I don t know that much about it As we approach the mark in the novel, by 6 30pm on the first day everything seems to be heating up and the tension for what is to come is really building We also get to see the relationships between the characters and they are diverse We have Tristan and Kyle s very loving relationship although Kyle is shy and hesitant to say how he feels, then we have Ryan and Tracey s tense relationship with seems to be ending, Kristi and Luke s Christian relationship built on abstinence which doesn t always prevail However, there also seems to be a past relationship or an unrequited love between Ryan and Tristan which I am interested to see how this develops especially with their difference of opinion on the conspiracies of 9 11 So far, nothing much is happening the way of action or drama but we are seeing a lot of social, political, racial and religious tension building but this doesn t really make for interesting reading As we cross the mark in the novel, we are getting closer and closer to the events of the first chapter with only a day and a half to go, but the character I am really enjoying reading about at the moment is Kristi as she breaks away from Luke s idea of faith to find her own and she is beginning to realise that she won t put up with the way he is treating her for the rest of her life and intends to make herself heard where she would normal be silent as a good Christian wife should be Kristi realises that she wants to be a strong woman like her mother but not trampled by a man like her mother was and like the pastor s wife and she isn t going to allow Luke to trample her into submission It was also nice to see the character development in Luke and Ryan, Ryan is coming to terms with his father s death in the 9 11 attacks and the betrayal he felt at Tristan s words and Luke is beginning to accept the fact that he is either gay or bisexual while trying to maintain his religious beliefs.As we approach the halfway mark in the novel, we are approaching the end of the second day and we can really see things snowballing An offhand comment made by Tristan sparked an argument between him and Ryan and now they are going to confront each other but Tristan is still trying to appease his friend without hurting him further, but we know Ryan s goal is revenge against those who killed his father We also see a spark of religious argument between Luke and Kristi when they have drastically different opinions on religion and she tells him she isn t certain about their relationship any and he is trying to cover up his attractions to the same sex while maintaining the fa ade of a faithful Christian One of the most exciting scenes in the whole novel so far beside the opening chapter was the confrontation between Tristan and Ryan Tristan s argument makes a lot of sense and Ryan despite his words doesn t want to hear it because his father died in the attack and he ends up attacking his friend over something that could have been avoided if they had spoken about it earlier On the final day before the attack at the beginning of the novel, we see how different types of loyalty can really divide people the loyalty to your beliefs and or religion and how this can divide from the loyalty of the people you care about as if the case with Kristi and Luke and Tristan and Ryan As we cross into the second half of the novel, I really liked seeing Kyle s struggle between religions Kyle grew up in a multi religion household as his father was Muslim and his mother Christian and while he investigates both religions he understands that neither if any religion will accept him being gay I liked the struggle with identity in this novel and the mirrors between Kyle and Luke Both are gay although one is out, and one is not and both struggle to identify with a religion but while Luke remains corseted by his beliefs Kyle is happy being who he is without a religion to lean on As we get closer and closer to the events in the opening of this novel I was still trying to pinpoint who could have been responsible for the attack or if all the characters mentioned will be victims of the attack For the majority of this novel relationships have been built between friends and lovers and now we are watching them fall apart piece by piece As we are getting closer and closer to the end of the novel something is building but what it is isn t known, I thought it might be the attack at the beginning of the novel but there haven t been any signs of that since the beginning of the novel so now I am not so sure As we approach mark in the novel, I was beginning to feel like the novel was repeating the ideals and behaviours of the same characters repeatedly and I can understand it wants to drive home a point, but that point is becoming lost in religious, political and societal babble Despite this the novel is experiencing what I would call the calm before the storm and this is the period within the novel where everything slows down before crashing into the climax of the novel.As we cross into the final section of the novel, we see the party everyone has been preparing for and how it ties into the beginning of the novel we see some relationships fall apart completely and others are mended However, the novel ends before the attack at the beginning of the novel and we are left with no idea who it is or why the attack happened Overall, this novel was interesting to read and had some really gripping elements, but I felt that the novel didn t know what it wanted to be Is this a poke a religion, political, society, all of the above or none of the above I wasn t quite sure, and neither is the novel If I do decide to read the second book in the future I will be expecting a lotfor it than I got from this one


  2. Jodie "Bookish" Cook Jodie "Bookish" Cook says:

    Book ReviewTitle PatriotsAuthor Will Kane ThompsonGenre Coming of Age Political FictionRating Review The opening to Patriots was great, it opens in a club on October 21st with a unknown narrator describing the atmosphere of the club and how all the college students are dancing and having fun when he kicks a bookbag on the floor and suddenly there is an explosion and some people are hurt including the narrator For an opening chapter this certainly was gripping We then jump backwards thr Book ReviewTitle PatriotsAuthor Will Kane ThompsonGenre Coming of Age Political FictionRating Review The opening to Patriots was great, it opens in a club on October 21st with a unknown narrator describing the atmosphere of the club and how all the college students are dancing and having fun when he kicks a bookbag on the floor and suddenly there is an explosion and some people are hurt including the narrator For an opening chapter this certainly was gripping We then jump backwards three days, where we learn of the day to day situations at Florida South Coast University and the divide between students As we slowly move through the day we learn about the lives of some of the students, one of which might be our mystery narrator from the opening chapter, and the two groups we seem to be focusing on are Ryan and his platoon of would be soldiers and Luke and his church goers and the divide between them We learn that this novel is set post 9 11 and there is a lot of desire for the younger generation to fight back against the powers that harmed their country So far it seems to be divided between those that support Bush and those that don t after 9 11 which is a bit confusing if you don t read much on the topic or are too young to have been around at the time, for me I was 4 years old at the time of 9 11 so I don t know that much about it.As we approach the mark in the novel, by 6 30pm on the first day everything seems to be heating up and the tension for what is to come is really building We also get to see the relationships between the characters and they are diverse We have Tristan and Kyle s very loving relationship although Kyle is shy and hesitant to say how he feels, then we have Ryan and Tracey s tense relationship with seems to be ending, Kristi and Luke s Christian relationship built on abstinence which doesn t always prevail However, there also seems to be a past relationship or an unrequited love between Ryan and Tristan which I am interested to see how this develops especially with their difference of opinion on the conspiracies of 9 11 So far, nothing much is happening the way of action or drama but we are seeing a lot of social, political, racial and religious tension building but this doesn t really make for interesting reading.As we cross the mark in the novel, we are getting closer and closer to the events of the first chapter with only a day and a half to go, but the character I am really enjoying reading about at the moment is Kristi as she breaks away from Luke s idea of faith to find her own and she is beginning to realise that she won t put up with the way he is treating her for the rest of her life and intends to make herself heard where she would normal be silent as a good Christian wife should be Kristi realises that she wants to be a strong woman like her mother but not trampled by a man like her mother was and like the pastor s wife and she isn t going to allow Luke to trample her into submission It was also nice to see the character development in Luke and Ryan, Ryan is coming to terms with his father s death in the 9 11 attacks and the betrayal he felt at Tristan s words and Luke is beginning to accept the fact that he is either gay or bisexual while trying to maintain his religious beliefs.As we approach the halfway mark in the novel, we are approaching the end of the second day and we can really see things snowballing An offhand comment made by Tristan sparked an argument between him and Ryan and now they are going to confront each other but Tristan is still trying to appease his friend without hurting him further, but we know Ryan s goal is revenge against those who killed his father We also see a spark of religious argument between Luke and Kristi when they have drastically different opinions on religion and she tells him she isn t certain about their relationship any and he is trying to cover up his attractions to the same sex while maintaining the fa ade of a faithful Christian One of the most exciting scenes in the whole novel so far beside the opening chapter was the confrontation between Tristan and Ryan Tristan s argument makes a lot of sense and Ryan despite his words doesn t want to hear it because his father died in the attack and he ends up attacking his friend over something that could have been avoided if they had spoken about it earlier On the final day before the attack at the beginning of the novel, we see how different types of loyalty can really divide people the loyalty to your beliefs and or religion and how this can divide from the loyalty of the people you care about as if the case with Kristi and Luke and Tristan and Ryan.As we cross into the second half of the novel, I really liked seeing Kyle s struggle between religions Kyle grew up in a multi religion household as his father was Muslim and his mother Christian and while he investigates both religions he understands that neither if any religion will accept him being gay I liked the struggle with identity in this novel and the mirrors between Kyle and Luke Both are gay although one is out, and one is not and both struggle to identify with a religion but while Luke remains corseted by his beliefs Kyle is happy being who he is without a religion to lean on As we get closer and closer to the events in the opening of this novel I was still trying to pinpoint who could have been responsible for the attack or if all the characters mentioned will be victims of the attack For the majority of this novel relationships have been built between friends and lovers and now we are watching them fall apart piece by piece As we are getting closer and closer to the end of the novel something is building but what it is isn t known, I thought it might be the attack at the beginning of the novel but there haven t been any signs of that since the beginning of the novel so now I am not so sure.As we approach mark in the novel, I was beginning to feel like the novel was repeating the ideals and behaviours of the same characters repeatedly and I can understand it wants to drive home a point, but that point is becoming lost in religious, political and societal babble Despite this the novel is experiencing what I would call the calm before the storm and this is the period within the novel where everything slows down before crashing into the climax of the novel.As we cross into the final section of the novel, we see the party everyone has been preparing for and how it ties into the beginning of the novel we see some relationships fall apart completely and others are mended However, the novel ends before the attack at the beginning of the novel and we are left with no idea who it is or why the attack happened Overall, this novel was interesting to read and had some really gripping elements, but I felt that the novel didn t know what it wanted to be Is this a poke a religion, political, society, all of the above or none of the above I wasn t quite sure, and neither is the novel If I do decide to read the second book in the future I will be expecting a lotfor it than I got from this one


  3. K.A. K.A. says:

    Patriots is an intriguing modern day collection of stories within a larger story that kicks off with the ending hurled at us at the very beginning and the lead up outlines the rest of the novel to the moment things go wrong.What I liked Characters None of them flawless and all of them share a self absorbed quality that s quite refreshing to see not only stated, but acknowledged and called out From a good looking on the surface power couple whose lack of depth and honesty is crumbling the fo Patriots is an intriguing modern day collection of stories within a larger story that kicks off with the ending hurled at us at the very beginning and the lead up outlines the rest of the novel to the moment things go wrong.What I liked Characters None of them flawless and all of them share a self absorbed quality that s quite refreshing to see not only stated, but acknowledged and called out From a good looking on the surface power couple whose lack of depth and honesty is crumbling the foundation of their relationship to the broken unrequited love and opposing sides of a life long friendship quickly destroyed, to the insidious anti government and anti all but white group, to a young man who finds a name for and anger for the wounds he tried to pretend racism doesn t inflict on him to the alarming differences and difficulties that come from a couple on track to be wed but have very different ideas of what being a Good Christian means and to the daughter of a high profile politician who wants to give her father a good fuck you to keep him in line.What I didn t like The pacing and overall structure of the story It jumps around and makes it difficult to tell whose story I m currently in and whose perspective I m supposed to follow And with the alarming intro at the beginning not touched upon, left as a cliffhanger complete with the sensation of dun dun duuuunnnn at the end It feels as though that impactful beginning was cheapened, used to grab the reader s attention in hopes of their completing the novel with a lotquestions than answers.There are also some sections of Tristan s perspective, as well as Katie s, that just feel beyond preachy and straight up like I m being courted by a mall kiosk salesman about God Religion and conspiracy theories


  4. Harold Harold says:

    This book is incredible The characters and the world all feel so real, and if I didn t already live on the campus it takes place on, I m sure I d know it anyway It s wonderful how alive everything feels, and how true the struggles of every character are While showing such a wide array of representation, it doesn t feel like any character is just there for the sake of another perspective, or for the plot These are real people, many of whom I feel like I ve met, who go to college, who feel and This book is incredible The characters and the world all feel so real, and if I didn t already live on the campus it takes place on, I m sure I d know it anyway It s wonderful how alive everything feels, and how true the struggles of every character are While showing such a wide array of representation, it doesn t feel like any character is just there for the sake of another perspective, or for the plot These are real people, many of whom I feel like I ve met, who go to college, who feel and think and do these things around the country The problems and mental rabbit holes they find themselves running down are all too real, and the way they intertwine is fascinating, and a little bit addicting This is a book for people in college, who want to see themselves, their friends, their enemies, and their issues in a new light that proves they aren t alone, while the plot works through their ups and downs and wildest fears It s brilliant It s honest


  5. Katie Katie says:

    As was tearing through Patriots I kept trying to imagine if I d read anything like it before and I don t think I have Patriots is a genre busting book political thriller YA College LGBT I would have loved to read this while I was still in college This is one of those great books where The Big Thing happens right away and we re left trying to figure out who and why for the rest of the pages I loved how the characters and their complexity were revealed in bits in pieces one of my f As was tearing through Patriots I kept trying to imagine if I d read anything like it before and I don t think I have Patriots is a genre busting book political thriller YA College LGBT I would have loved to read this while I was still in college This is one of those great books where The Big Thing happens right away and we re left trying to figure out who and why for the rest of the pages I loved how the characters and their complexity were revealed in bits in pieces one of my favorite characters was someone we really only got to know toward that last 3rd of the book If you read Patriots please DM me so we can discuss The Big Thing and The Person


  6. Sarah Contos Sarah Contos says:

    Spectacular I had no idea what to expect This book chronicles 3 days in the lives of multiple college students who are about to have their world permanently altered by the end of the third day Will Thompson finds the part of each of his characters that makes the reader relate to them, even if you re equally suspicious of every one of them the entire time With deep insights into our post 9 11 culture and the way we consider what it means to be a citizen of this modern world, the author has cr Spectacular I had no idea what to expect This book chronicles 3 days in the lives of multiple college students who are about to have their world permanently altered by the end of the third day Will Thompson finds the part of each of his characters that makes the reader relate to them, even if you re equally suspicious of every one of them the entire time With deep insights into our post 9 11 culture and the way we consider what it means to be a citizen of this modern world, the author has crafted a book which is part hero conquest, part love story, part mystery AndI can t wait for book 2


  7. Marisol Marisol says:

    This was a fun book, and probably college students would love it because it explains clearly how confusing that period of our lives is we want everything, but we don t know much In any case, the characters feel quite real very american , with many flaws but also redeeming traits, so you end up liking or at least understanding them.The first chapter is great, and you want to know , but unfortunately you end the book without knowing what actually happened I didn t realizedbooks This was a fun book, and probably college students would love it because it explains clearly how confusing that period of our lives is we want everything, but we don t know much In any case, the characters feel quite real very american , with many flaws but also redeeming traits, so you end up liking or at least understanding them.The first chapter is great, and you want to know , but unfortunately you end the book without knowing what actually happened I didn t realizedbooks will follow


  8. Melanie Melanie says:

    I received this book through the goodreads giveaways program I couldn t even finish it, tapped out at 38% More vulgar than it needs to be, and I think that turned me off early on Also just too much going on, and not organized, though it appears to be, with all the time stamps So many characters and too much minutiae I appear to be the only one though, lots of positive reviews, it just wasn t for me.


  9. E E says:

    A politically charged thriller set on a college campus filled with such richly diverse and detailed characters, skillfully told from each perspectiveso well written I didn t want the book to end Cannot wait for the next volume in a moving story that can reach and possibly teach young and old Come on Book Two


  10. Valerie Carullo Valerie Carullo says:

    One of my favorite reads of 2017 written by one of my favorite people The first part of a riveting story about a terrorist attack on a college campus in Florida told through the eyes of six undergrads Will tells a great story He also does right by Florida, which as a former Floridian, I love.


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