As a former Marine who has gone through boot camp, I can say that “hell” is an appropriate word for it. Although, once you get used to the day to day struggles, boot camp can become quite fun and entertaining. Once you begin to make friends and click as a functioning unit, it becomes much much better.
For those of you who have earned the title, this book will take you back and make you feel like you are doing it all over. For those who have yet to leave for boot camp, this book will show you what you can expect.
Patrick is a great writer and tells a great story of his own personal experience during his three and a half months of basic training at MCRD San Diego.
This book is similar to Boot by Daniel Da Cruz but it is updated for the new breed of Marines. The date of training begins on November, 16 2001. However, both books provide a great entertaining and real life perspective of what boot camp is all about.
Reading this book definitely took me right back to Marine Corps recruit training. Even though my training was done at Parris Island, SC, the schedule and experience was nearly identical. There were times when I laughed and times when I wish I could live the experience all over.
This book is great for anyone looking to see what boot camp is all about. It’s entertaining, educational and easy to read. Once you’re done, you’ll know what you can expect during your training. If you are a parent of a recruit, you’ll know what they are or will be going through.