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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I think this was intentional rather than sloppy writing, and personally it worked for me. Would it add to what I saw and understood from the film? Retrieved from ” https: The New York Times.

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

Seduced by the idea that ‘the warrior always fights for a sorry cause. And if he lives, he tells stories’, Swofford then got out his old desert maps and, armed with his newly drilled prose, set about recounting the tale of his war.

Lists with This Book. Rather than sell his story or this work, I’d like to respond to two of the general themes that I see in the reviews.

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: This was an interesting book for multiple reasons. The biggest thing that I love to point out about this story is that the Marine Corp wasted thousands and thousands of dollars to train the author to be a sniper and anrhony when he got his opportunity to take a shot, they said no.


But that book left me feeling that the Marine Corp were our American heroes.

Anthony Swofford’s Swofgord is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. Everyone should read it. I rated Jarhead with a 3 because it was an exciting story, but didn’t give a very good image for the Marine Corps.

Retrieved from ” https: The Iraqis at that point seemed pretty ill-armed and ill prepared for war. The acclaimed memoir from a Marine who served in Operation Desert Storm.

The New York Times. He experiences one minor firefight in one of the shortest, casualty-lowest wars in modern history.

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The depiction of the Gulf War feels correct: A book about a Jarhead. Perhaps it’s because it never feels like Swofford is trying to make himself out to be a hero. And half the time, he points out his individuality only to make himself look good. Jahead also means that with all of this fighting, we cannot forget those that have died defending our nation. The book Jarhead definitely captures the feeling of being a marine during the gulf war and it is recommended for a more mature reader due to the language and the nature of war throughout the book.

Observer review: Jarhead by Anthony Swofford | Books | The Guardian

For much of his six-month tour of duty the person he seems most likely to shoot is himself. Open Preview See a Problem? You join the military thinking I’m gonna go kick doors in, blow stuff up, and end human lives when in all actuality most service members never see combat of any type. This book reminded me of another novel, Catch, although not as witty as that famous satire.


The only compliments I can pay this book are twofold: I am not without military ties myself; my father and uncle fought in WWII in the Navy, my father-in-law fought in Germany in WWII-he was a Richie Boy, my son is a Anthohy in the Army National Guard and has served at Guatanamo, my son-in-law served three years in the Israeli saofford, my close friend’s son and his wife both served overseas; the son in Iraq and his wife in Afghanistan.

Anthony Swofford Scott MacDonald Archived from the original on 24 December Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: I read the book before I saw the movie and the movie was disappointing. We get it, Swofford.

The killing machine who never actually killed

Half of it wasn’t necessary. The reason is that Swofford is an incredibly mediocre writer who is trying to appear sophisticated.

United States Marine Corps. Languages Dansk Italiano Nederlands Edit links. I finished the book almost jarhwad, having felt the fear and anger and frustration these men experienced.