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Anthony Swofford S Jarhead Is The First Gulf War Memoir By A Frontline Infantry Marine, And It Is A Searing, Unforgettable NarrativeWhen The Marines Or Jarheads, As They Call Themselves Were Sent InTo 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 It Was One Misery Upon Another He Lived In Sand For Six Months, His Girlfriend Back Home Betrayed Him For A Scrawny Hotel Clerk, He Was Punished By Boredom And Fear, He Considered Suicide, He Pulled A Gun On One Of His Fellow Marines, And He Was Shot At By Both Iraqis And Americans At The End Of The War, Swofford Hiked For Miles Through A Landscape Of Incinerated Iraqi Soldiers And Later Was Nearly Killed In A Booby Trapped Iraqi BunkerSwofford Weaves This Experience Of War With Vivid Accounts Of Boot Camp Which Included Physical Abuse By His Drill Instructor , Reflections On The Mythos Of The Marines, And Remembrances Of Battles With Lovers And Family As Engagement With The Iraqis Draws Closer, He Is Forced To Consider What It Is To Be An American, A Soldier, A Son Of A Soldier, And A ManUnlike The Real Time Print And Television Coverage Of The Gulf War, Which Was Highly Scripted By The Pentagon, Swofford S Account Subverts The Conventional Wisdom That US Military Interventions Are Now Merely Surgical Insertions Of Superior Forces That Result In Few American Casualties 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 LifeA 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


10 thoughts on “Jarhead

  1. Shovelmonkey1 Shovelmonkey1 says:

    Ahoy So listen up gruntsI m lying on my rack in my skivvies and I m paging through this book with my dick skinners while occasionally stopping to pop a rhubarb and custard sweet into my cum receptacle This is not the suck It is merely a book about the suck You ll be able to tell the difference because you will not be getting friendly fucked whilst reading this book and there should be a distinct lack of sand, gasoline or a 120 degree temperature Obviously if you have chosen to read this Ahoy So listen up gruntsI m lying on my rack in my skivvies and I m paging through this book with my dick skinners while occasionally stopping to pop a rhubarb and custard sweet into my cum receptacle This is not the suck It is merely a book about the suck You ll be able to tell the difference because you will not be getting friendly fucked whilst reading this book and there should be a distinct lack of sand, gasoline or a 120 degree temperature 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.And whether you regard Gulf one and Gulf two as valid military action and many in the UK do not , or as a total 100% boondoggle as a result of some serious bum scoop it would still pay to read ...


  2. Paul Paul says:

    Jumpin Jack Flash, it s a gas, gas, gasThe Rolling StonesGAS GAS GASSoldier s warning cryEx US Marine and author Anthony Swofford says in this book that he hated it when the flyboys would play rock n roll songs at full blast to intimidate the enemy and bolster their own morale This music, he says, is a relic of another era and another war and has no place in his war Fuck the Doors, he says, this already is the oth...


  3. Aaron Aaron says:

    A few years ago I watched the movie Jarhead and was pleased to find the book was much better 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 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 First, I feel the book was very carefully organized, perhaps I could say crafted Swofford does not tell his story strictly A few years ago I watched the movie Jarhead and was pleased to find the book was much better 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 Rather than sell his story or this work, I d like to respond to two of the general themes that I see in the revi...


  4. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    A very effective, intimate story of war as told from the point of view of a grunt.


  5. Silvana Silvana says:

    Welcome to the Suck.Being a jarhead is frustrating At least, that s what been described so vividly by Anthony Swofford.Jarhead means a member of the United States Marine Corps When used by civilians it could be considered derogatory, but it is used often among Marines The term originates from the high and tight haircut that many Marines have, which makes their head look like a jar It did NOT originate from their uniform or cover.This book reminded me of another novel, Catch 22, although no Welcome to the Suck.Being a jarhead is frustrating At least, that s what been described so vividly by Anthony Swofford.Jarhead means a member of the United States Marine Corps When used by civilians it could be considered derogatory, but it is used often among Marines The term...


  6. SoManyBooks SoLittleTime (Aven Shore) SoManyBooks SoLittleTime (Aven Shore) says:

    Although it s possible that the Marine Corps is different now, and of course I believe that this book does not represent the experience of all Marines, I have it on good authority that it tells the story of many Marines, and it s an important story The Marines I know plagued by nightmares, handicapped in relationships, fighting addictions corroborate They know two conflicting things to be absolutely true they are the most special of all the elitist of elite, and they are utterly disposa Although it s possible that the Marine Corps is different now, and of course I believe that this book does not represent the experience of all Marines, I have it on good authority that it tells the story of many Marines, and...


  7. Jessie Jessie says:

    This book and the movie it inspired will always be at the top of my list This is the most realistic look at war from the viewpoint of any service member 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 Mind you in this book and in the movie the author and his unit get mortared and shot at a couple of times but nothing major The biggest thing that I love to point out about this This book and the movie it inspired will always be at the top of my list This is the most realistic look at war from the viewpoint of any service member 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 Mind you in this book and in the movie the author and his unit get mortared and shot at a couple of times but nothing major The biggest t...


  8. Damson Damson says:

    Having seen the film years ago, I d always wanted to read the book Would it bring a different perspective Would it add to what I saw and understood from the film Yes Yes it would Yes it did I ve always been one of those girls who s pretty vocal about not understanding why men choose to join the military who tries to argue that surely there...


  9. Alex Alex says:

    Anthony Swofford s memoir of being a Marine grunt sniper in the Gulf War is a tedious read The depiction of the Gulf War feels correct an over hyped, oil driven war that turned out to be completely anti climactic Swofford and his fellow marines did I almost write machines felt cheated, in the end, because instead of the death, danger, and glory they were promised, the Gulf War didn t end up being an infantry war at all it wa...


  10. Terri Terri says:

    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 Jarhead is what the title says it is A book about a Jarhead A young man in the service of the United States Marine Corp Don t go into the book expecting anything but that It concerns a Marine s journey towards becoming...