Anthony Swofford, Writer: Jarhead. Anthony Swofford was born on August 12, in Fairfield, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jarhead . [last lines]. Anthony ‘Swoff’ Swofford: A story. A man fires a rifle for many years. and he goes to war. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever. In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the.

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They need such comfort and the soldier who started it made all his comrades felt better by just a simple act of hugging. A movie which portrays the Marine grunt for what he is It concerns a Marine’s journey towards becoming a Marine and a Sniper and who then joins the boots on the ground in the Middle east for the Gulf War conflict If you go into this book expecting fire fights, skirmishes, battles and sorties, then you are coming at this book from the wrong direction, or you have the wrong book.

I guess all the jarheads swoffird had psychological disturbance, at least minor.

Perhaps it’s because it never feels like Swofford is trying to make himself out to be a hero. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. I’ve been punched, kicked, stabbed and had a gun pulled on me in my time but I’ve never been under heavy fire and I’ve never had to lug a hundred plus pound pack of gear across miles of desert. Hey, look at me.

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

No you signed a contract. Jarhead screenwriter William Broyles, Jr.

This ambivalence is the most interesting part of the book, and makes jaehead potentially an important snapshot of post-Cold War American military ennui. So, I don’t know about this book. What are you doing? I have never served so I cannot comment on how true or accurate his accounts are.


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Private Swofford here is going to play reveille for us. Swofford returns home to his family and girlfriend but discovers she has a new boyfriend. Sir, the Jarhexd Instructor looks fabulous in his uniform, sir! But that book left me feeling that the Marine Corp were our American heroes. Sep 15, Gerry rated it really liked it Shelves: You are a marine.

Will you shut the fuck up! Interview with Anthony Swofford”. You’ll be able to tell the difference because you will not jahead getting friendly fucked whilst reading this book and there should be a distinct lack of sand, gasoline or a degree temperature.

Yet you will still want to read this engaging text and that is without someone pointing a M40A1 rifle system at your head which can be a preferred method of military style persuasion. This is some of the very best war writing, and hence reading, I have ever encountered.

If dead, report to graves registration. I’m in the firing position known as the sitting position. The book is written as though the author is there in front of you telling you his story. Then the aforementioned promiscuous philosophe whines at the end that he didn’t get to kill anyone. Rather than sell his story or this work, I’d like to respond to two of the general themes that I swwofford in the reviews. Jun 25, Labijose rated it really liked it.

It’s virtually impossible for me to review this book. However, the author does not regret it. Swofford weaves this experience of war with vivid accounts of boot camp which included physical abuse by his drill instructorreflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family.

Apr 08, Leslie Montes rated it really liked it Recommends it for: One reviewer heavily criticises Swofford’s mention of books and reading, seeing it as va People seem to either love this book or hate it, taking it as an honest account of the nasty, brutish and short lives of Marine grunts or as a trumped-up, swofforrd load of BS.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If wounded, call a Corpsman. Swoff’s Sister Dendrie Taylor What this book brings home is that the modern soldier or, at least the modern American soldier, buttressed by overwhelming aerial firepower, is essentially a marginal figure. Alan Troy Jamie Foxx It was that amazing. A very effective, intimate story of war as told from the point of view of a grunt.

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Alternate Versions Military theatrical versions of the film remove some footage, including the scene where a soldier dies during training. He tells with stark honesty of life in the corps, the hard men living a hard life. Apr 08, Ziad Mougharbel rated it really liked it. Sir, the recruit can’t think while the drill instructor’s hitting him on his head, sir!

Would it add to what I saw and understood from the film? A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. Obviously if you have chosen to read this book in a sand pit, a gas station or a microwave then you may disregard this last statement. He is not a natural storyteller, and every sentence feels painfully wrought.

Motivated and ready to die if needs be just to get told sorry you’re just gonna have to go on ahead and sit this one out while still going through the torture of being semi-involved. Why that’s exactly what Saddam Hussein does.

On the other hand, could one expect him to be? At first I was discouraged by high use of profanity in Jarhead, but it almost made the book seem more realistic because it is from a perspective human and many humans tend to use profanity.