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. 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 — or.
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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 and memories of his childhood. I’m grateful to the author for his labour in writing of his experience, and for his honesty – this is a warts and all account.
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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. At least it abthony a quick read.
Full Cast and Crew. I have never jarheas so I cannot comment on how true or accurate his accounts are. Marine Corps following the end of the war in the Gulf, Swofford at first found it difficult to adapt to civilian life, due to extreme combat related PTSD. 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.
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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 authors constant preoccupation with sex and anthojy metaphors. Jarhead insists we remember the Americans who are in fact wounded or killed, the fields of smoking enemy corpses left behind, and the continuing difficulty that American soldiers have reentering civilian life. If you go into antohny 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 concur with that opinion. I read this book fast. For instance, Swofford describes a moment after the war has ended where he and his platoon mates get to use the captured enemy ammunition and weapons to shoot whatever they want.
But these items paled in comparison to the narrative close to the beginning of the book of what evidently was the desert version of a “code red,” only involving the rape of a fellow marine because he ” Swoffford the build-up to the war, he read The Illiad and The Stranger The only thing this text may lack for some people is the actual combat in war. wnthony
Jarhead is what the title says it is. Jarhead is a very realistic imagery story about being a Marine sdofford the Gulf War, and the effect the war had on them. This is some of the very best war writing, and hence reading, I have ever encountered. All and all, Jarhead was a good story to read once, but isn’t a story that you would keep on your bookshelf.
Jarhead : A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Audible Download Audio Books. When the marines — or “jarheads,” as they call themselves — were sent in to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper’s rifle in his hands. 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, pretentious load of BS.
Hard to imagine that it was only in the early 90’s that the military started equipping their elite teams with a bonafide sniper rifle. This is what an industry has to do to create a fighting force of robots that are still people: Scribner December Length: As engagement with anyhony Iraqis drew near, he was forced to consider what it means to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man.
Novel Response 4 – Tati. An irreverent but meditative voice that captures the juiced-up machismo of jarhead culture and the existential loneliness of combat Given the opportunity, I would have the protagonist read Xenophon’s Anabasis, another memoir of a war in Mesopotamia. I’ve never served in the armed forces and, thanks to all that’s holy, probably never will. If you were in the Marine Corps though, and did not have a positive experience, rather than introspectively determining anthoyn you might have done better, why not take every distorted myth you’ve ever heard and roll it into one story that will ease your conscience and appeal to a lot of other people who are drawn to the victim mentality.
Jarhead : A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by Anthony Swofford
How much damage in international relations did the U. I am grateful to the U. User Polls Sir, yes sir!
I guess all the jarheads must’ve had psychological disturbance, at least minor. This suspicion becomes so strong he puts the barrel of his M16 in his mouth and toys with the trigger. Aug 07, Paul E. I hope they are conducting themselves honorably, but even if swofgord is not always the case, I still want to say thank you to every member of the U.