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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Refresh and try again. That doesn’t mean it isn’t well-written, which it is, or that it lacks action, because it doesn’t. Get on your face and give me twenty five for all the times she’s gonna get fucked this month!

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If dead, report to graves registration. Its voice does not “ring true. And I don’t know what it’s like to kill a man.

I enjoyed this book as a whole but I ajrhead not always enjoy the frequent profanity that comes from the authenticity of the book. With only a few realtively minor technical inaccuracies, this is a movie whose full richness can probably only be experienced by those who were in the Corps at that time.

Kruger, you country motherfucker.

The biggest thing that I love to point out about this This book and the movie it inspired will always be at the top jarnead my list. For instance, Swofford describes a moment after the war has The acclaimed memoir from a Marine who served in Operation Desert Storm.

For example, Swofford will be telling the reader about stories of where he has fought, only to be cut off by flashbacks to other times on leave in other countries saofford memories of his childhood. This is zwofford an industry has to do to create a fighting force of robots that are still people: Swofford exaggerates in a very sincere seeming way in order to draw the reader to a familiar Vietnam-victimized-unknowing soldier being taken advantage of by the privileged few.


I’m in the firing position known as the sitting sdofford. Seduced by the idea that ‘the warrior swofrord fights for a sorry cause. Don’t thank me, just don’t fuckin’ die.

I served with many good men and women and a dwofford questionable ones. The New York Times Jarhsad. A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for inner peace, Jarhead will elbow for room on that short shelf of American war classics that includes Philip Caputo’s A Rumor of War and Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, and be admired not only for the raw beauty of its prose but also for the depth of its pained heart.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Finally, I’ve come to understand the feeling of these jarheads, after the war is over, they who have fathers, uncles, grandpas that served in previous wars WW II, Korea, Vietnam, etccame up with these questions: Who cares about your happiness, you were a robotic tool in the supreme defense of life, liberty, and happiness for the American people!

They have this “Hall of Shame” board where they put the photos of unfaithful wives and girlfriends.

It’s a love letter for the Major. I wanted to give this book 5 stars as the writing took my breath away, but in the end I was turned off by the swofforf constant preoccupation with sex and sexual metaphors.

Will you shut the fuck up! I recall the fight that broke out after the unfortunate event with the Marine and the video of his wife with ano This is a classic case of book being better than movie. Sir, the Drill Instructor looks fabulous in his uniform, sir! It only serves to reveal how much of a whiny crybaby the author is about his experiences and makes you wonder how on earth he ever managed to be a sniper unless he is lying about that too. Honestly, I kept thinking, “what a horse’s a– this guy Swofford is.


Furthermore, chapters do not flow neatly together and use different formats; again, I think Swofford does this for effect. Archived from the original on 18 January Well, what would you be doing if you were a civilian?

The killing machine who never actually killed

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. Jarhead is a American biographical war drama film based on U. But no matter jarheaf else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son’s diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

I will say that if the reader is interested in the actual combat of a war, Jarhead may not be for them. I rated Jarhead with a 3 because it was an exciting story, but didn’t give a very good image for the Marine Corps.

I don’t have a bugle. Mar 31, Alex rated it did not like it. Are you in love with me, Swofford? The Corps swoffprd nothing about them beyond the service they have given, and releases them full of “skills”, ideas and culture completely mal-adapted to civilian life, to put it mildly.