Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. A witty, profane, down-in-the-sand account of the Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines. Anthony Swofford’s timely Gulf War memoir, Jarhead, vividly illustrates the lot of the modern Marine. Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick at an event for Jarhead () Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard in Jarhead () Anthony Swofford at an event for Jarhead .

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He sure does fixate on sex. Anthony Swofford served in a U. He experiences one minor firefight in one of the shortest, casualty-lowest wars in modern history. The book reminds me of a war novel I have read in the past known as Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo where the main character recounts his past experiences relating back to the war and his life.

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At least, that’s what been described so vividly by Anthony Swofford. He had looked to the Marines as a surrogate family, and as a way of growing up, but the vicious reality of the life of a ‘grunt’ still comes as a great shock to him. Which villain would come out on top? A decade after that, he enlisted in that alternative American boot camp, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, whose battle-hardened alumni include Raymond Carver and T Coraghessan Boyle.

He and his fellow grunts borrow much of their attitude from war movies. I hope they are conducting themselves honorably, but even if this is not always the case, I still want to say thank you to every member of the U. Although war can be terrifyingly brutal it is necessary in order to maintain the freedom that our nation has today. I would recommend it though. The only rifles of the M16A2 design capable of automatic fire are the modified version designated M16A3, which was only used by select units and was not adopted until five years after this scene was set, in A book that has been a literary triumph for the author.


STA platoon is probably the most skilled and equipped sniper unit in the whole theater. Scribner December Length: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! We call this friendly fire, friendly fucking, or getting friendly fucked. Mary’s College of California [10] until he sold the film rights to Jarhead.

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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. A very valuable insight into the mind of a Marine and the effects war has on the men and women sent into such situations. But this book brought me into the mind of a man who made that choice. One reviewer heavily criticises Swofford’s mention of books and reading, seeing it as vacuous name-dropping; it is true that only three books in all are named: You better play it with your mouth.

Even to people who don’t usually read war non fiction. I liked both the book and the movie. There is no bugle program!

Honestly, I kept thinking, “what a horse’s a– this guy Swofford is. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son’s diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

Jarhead : A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford

Then he wasn’t lying! But in and of themselves, the reading of these two classics — both staples of high school English class — isn’t as impressive as he thinks they are. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Novel Response 2 – Tatiana. Would it bring a different perspective? Fly, rumor, on winged feet. This book reminded me of another novel, Catch, although no Welcome to the Suck.

Mar 24, Jessie added it. His target being a human, generally an enemy but sometimes a friend or friendly. I never understood what was going through a man’s head to want to kill. Who do you think you are, some kind of Kenny G jarheas some shit? Full Cast and Crew.

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The term originates from the “high and tight” haircut that many Marines have, which makes their head look like a jar. Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: I was spent by the end. I wonder what other Marines thought about swofrord book. And for the first time, I saw clearly from a distinct male perspective, because Anthony Swofford writes with such power and honesty, that I felt like I understood for the first time.

Discussing swoffofd detail, every woman the Marine has ever fucked. I don’t think this book is for everyone, but speaking for myself it is among the best autobiographies I have come across, regardless of the style or subject matter. Hey, look at me. I jarhezd missing too much information, I don’t know what is true and what is not. I already told you, it was an accident. Fucked by the green weenie again! It was one misery upon an.