Got Domestic Enemies?


August 15, 2006, 04:34 PM
Cause I do... :neener:

Just checked the mail and found a wonderful little package in the box!

Ordered mine directly from Matt. He signed it with a neat little message. Totally awesome!

Thanks Matt, I can't wait to get into it!


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August 15, 2006, 05:28 PM
Yeah, I got mine yesterday, too. Signed & with message, too.

Creeping Incrementalism
August 15, 2006, 06:37 PM
Mine arrived today from Amazon, using the free shipping option.

I have a question--what happened to the image of the big horn sheep skull? That image in Matt's signature was the reason I read the first book, because it was just so cool-looing.

August 15, 2006, 08:54 PM
Just went to amazon and what do you know my wife has this "one click" thing set up. So I click the "one click" and bingo its on its way. once this bad boy gets here I am going to bed early each night to read. I'll have to keep checking in on nightcrawler in the mean time.....

August 15, 2006, 10:10 PM
For those of us who don't know, could you give a brief description of what the book is about?

It looks interesting.

Creeping Incrementalism
August 15, 2006, 10:22 PM

August 16, 2006, 12:21 AM
I just went to Amazon and the book isn't available.

August 16, 2006, 02:23 AM
Just got mine today from Amazon. I've been reading it all day. Except for brakes to get up off the couch cause my back starts hurting so sitting here feel good. When I ordered mine from Amazon a few days ago it first said not available when I looked it up under the name of the book but when I searched under Matthew Bracken it was available. Don't know why. Try that.

August 16, 2006, 03:50 AM
Kim's right about Amazon.

I tested it myself... Searched for Domestic Enemies and added it to the cart; Amazon told me the book wasn't available. Searched again for "Matthew Bracken" and using that link to add the book to the cart, everything seemed to go through okay.

Weird. :scrutiny:

Here's the link for the Amazon page that does work: Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista (


August 16, 2006, 04:46 AM
Read the blurb on the site and had a chilling thought "Martin Bryant"

August 16, 2006, 06:33 AM
Yep...about a hundred pages into it, and I'm already anticipating the third installment :o :)

Rich K
August 16, 2006, 10:03 AM
Just ordered my copy and can't hardly wait until it gets here.

August 16, 2006, 10:29 AM
Ok, that last link worked.

When you order from Amazon, it gives me six other books and says "People who bought XXXX also bought these books. When I did it this time, I already owned all six of those recomended books.:D

Travis McGee
August 16, 2006, 10:50 AM
Creeping Incrementalism:

I was going with the cow skull/rifle logo a while back, to sort of keep the cover design similar to EFAD's Gadsden snake/rifle design, but in the end I decided not to use it. From my point of view, the main purpose of the cover is to help to sell the book, and to do that it must (1)be very clearly understandable even at thumbnail size, and (2) it must convey some of the meaning or content of the book at a glance. The EFAD Gadsden snake/rifle logo clearly tells a reader at one glance that the book is about guns and the RKBA.

However, in the end I thought that the cow skull/rifle logo didn't do this effectively. It could have been, for example, another Tony Hillerman mystery set in New Mexico. It conveyed "Southwestern" but not the entire idea of the reconquista of "Aztlan" and so on.

I think that this cover design is not as "artistic" as the cow skull, but it better communicates what the book is about. Folks surfing the internet may spend five seconds looking at a 2" high thumbnail image of a cover, and to me, the cover needs to clearly communicate what the book is about in that five seconds. That's why I went with the "torn USA" design.


August 16, 2006, 10:56 AM
Well, I'll be offline for a bit. Gotta get my lawnchair and set up next the mailbox.

August 16, 2006, 11:04 AM
Another book I can recommend is: "A Well Regulated Militia" by John Carpenter. The reason I mention it is that it came up as a recomendation for people buying Matt's book.
John Carpenter is an avid shooter and very pro 2A. I have taken a couple classes with him at Frontsight. He is also the moderator of another on-line shooting related forum.

August 16, 2006, 12:15 PM
For people, like me, who were wondering about the significance of Aztlan:

August 16, 2006, 12:59 PM
Another book I can recommend is: "A Well Regulated Militia" by John Carpenter. The reason I mention it is that it came up as a recomendation for people buying Matt's book.

He he he... The greatest dilemna I face right now is do I read Enemies Domestic The ReConquista or A Well Regulated Militia
next...:banghead: any suggestions?????:rolleyes:

August 16, 2006, 01:09 PM
Flip a coin.

August 16, 2006, 01:45 PM
I hope that The Reconquista is better than his original Enemies Foreign and Domestic. EFD read more like a first draft. Don't get me wrong, I read it cover to cover but ir really needed work IMHO.

Oleg Volk
August 16, 2006, 03:39 PM
Much smoother writing and plot development...and better proofreading.

August 16, 2006, 05:16 PM
Matt said mine was shipped 8/11. probably someone in the post office reading it first. I need a Ranya fix....:D

August 16, 2006, 06:54 PM
Ranya puts the fix on so many people in this book.
I am looking forward to the next one now!
Matt how soon befor the State of Florida recognises you as resident so you can get the non cali er atzlan DOJ aproved long and side arms?

August 16, 2006, 07:24 PM
I just read Enemies Foreign and Domestic over the last 3 days while in GA on business. I was going to start a thread on how great I thought that it was and come to find out he has another book out! I just ordered it! Kind of strange though that amazon says that the delivery date is SEPT 11-Sept 16!

August 16, 2006, 11:42 PM
I just finished reading "A Well Regulated Militia" by John Carpenter. Overall, it was definitely a good read and very frightening to think about a terrorist scenario like that described occurring.
I'm really looking forward to Enemies Domestic. It should hopefully be here tomorrow.
I'll also recommend a book for sci-fi lovers: Freehold by Michael Z. Williamson It's so good, I ordered an autographed copy of it and the sequel from him the day I finished reading it the first time. (Read it again when they arrived in the mail.)

August 17, 2006, 06:39 PM
Matt -
Just got mine today. Good timing as I just got back yesterday from the TDY to Korea. Thanks.

August 22, 2006, 01:48 AM
Finished the book. Very good. VERY UN PC. A liberal would cry. The ending was GREAT and keeps you on the edge of your chair or sanity. Why does such a good looking guy have to be evil-------Sigh.:o

August 22, 2006, 11:57 AM
Just got back from a few days out of town. Went to the Post Office to pick up the held mail and there was a lovely package from Matt Bracken! Nice comment and signature by the author. Thanks, Matt.
Will start reading it tonight.


August 22, 2006, 07:09 PM
Placed my order two Friday's ago. It arrived Monday via USPS.

A very nice, personalized note in addition to the autograph. Very classy. Also, some post cards... And my ferrets LOVED the bubble wrap envelope the two books arrived in. I think they were happier than I was, without a doubt.

Haven't cracked them yet as I was finishing a long online novel. I'm almost afraid to touch the first book as I need to get some sleep tonight!

Thanks for going above and beyond Matt!

Also, didn't realize you graduated BUDS/SEAL school.


August 22, 2006, 07:33 PM
Got mine in Friday. Great so far.

August 22, 2006, 08:36 PM
Tag, bc i'm interested:)

August 23, 2006, 11:48 AM
I used to, but I divorced her.

Oh, wait, are you talking about a book?

My bad.

August 23, 2006, 10:54 PM
My copy should be here in the next few days plus his origional book at the same time so I'll be busy this weekend. :neener:

August 24, 2006, 08:41 PM
444, you are on the LIST BWahahahahahahahaha

Sent pmo this morning for the newbook, I hope it is as good or better than the first. Thanks Matt

August 24, 2006, 10:15 PM
I wonder if there is a list I am NOT on ? :confused:

August 24, 2006, 10:42 PM
Yup, mine is in the mailbox...I'll pick it up tomorrow and get into it this weekend.

Looking forward to it!

August 25, 2006, 10:54 AM
Mine came in tuesday afternoon. I started reading that night, and finished last night about 12pm. So it took me 3 days, which is the fastest 539 pages I've read. Matt did a great job on this one. I think the hardest part is to imagine what the world would be like under these circumstances, and have believable consequences. I think the book is so good that it serves as a "guide" to planning for the future. Interesting to me was how so many of my own plans were given support by the book, and yet I have added many items too as a result.

I guess I will have to get a pilots license to go with the sailing lessons!

Travis McGee
August 25, 2006, 03:47 PM
Thanks Bama, I really appreciate your opinion. Two years of working in the dark (literally most of my writing is done late at night) and you wonder if your points will come across to the readers. Sounds like they did, at least to you!

August 29, 2006, 10:27 AM
Just finished reading the book. It's a great read with an "edge-of-your-seat" ending. Great job, Matt.


October 12, 2006, 01:57 PM
Terrific read!
Matt shipped it out pronto on what happened to be the anniversary of 9/11/01 with a very appropriate inscription.

An edge-of-the-seat-read from first page to last with a rich cast of characters and a great ending. I laughed out loud in delight at the last line of the epiloge.

Thanks Matt!!

PS, when the movie of DE is made how 'bout Salma Hayek as Ranya.

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