Book one of the Lonesome George Chronicles is what I call “an eye opener.”
Never mind that September 11, 2001 was an eye opener for many Americans. This is a fact, but unfortunately some Americans either closed their eyes to the actual threat (which is now bigger and closer) or were caught up in party politics and the media jamming that followed. All of that is water under the bridge.
Lonesome George is apocalyptic fiction with a point. If readers reflect on this book in an honest manner their eyes will open to the undeniable reality of what Western Civilization faces, enabling them to find purpose and resolve.
Readers will see the hypocrisy and ugliness of the DC Machine in this novel. They will also see themselves in the different characters, some of whom we may dislike, but all of whom are human beings with hopes and dreams, losses and heartbreak.
In The Big Bang, California has been defeated by “The Caliban.” Griffis’ portrayal of ordinary West Coast Americans living under Sharia is heartbreaking. Characters must report to stadiums to watch beloved family members be executed. The reasons for the executions range from women not covering their heads to what once were free Americans being caught reading Bibles.
Parts of America have not been overtaken, and guerrilla warfare is the order of the day. New Caliban recruits are dealt with quickly, but also humanely. The would-be Caliban are given a chance to live, as long as they leave America & go back to wherever they came from. This “second chance” is made possible by “Lonesome George” himself. The man who so many Americans have been trained to hate is portrayed in a realistic manner by Griffis.
Readers with open minds may reflect on their preconceived notions of the U.S. President one of the characters refers to as “The Shrub.” The events in The Big Bang do not have to become reality. We can head them off if we choose to.