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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Mary’s Ajrhead of California [10] until he sold the film rights to Jarhead. Swofford and his fellow marines did I almost write “machines”? I remember them doing that but I don’t remember why they were doing that. Maybe the soldier himself would have written something different.

Such acts must not necessarily being performed in battle, mind you. It was one misery upon another. I read the book before I saw the movie and the movie was disappointing.

Arguing about antohny and meaning of life.

Beyond that, you’re simply left to make your own judgments. This has nothing to do with the 1st gulf war.


Jan 25, Chana rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 09, Tung rated it did not like it Shelves: Instead, it is an often uncomfortable book. I am left with an unfavorable impression of the Marine Corp, but maybe I am just not big-minded enough to let boys facing death act out. I wonder if he had written an entirely different book about his life experiences without any mention or his service whether he would have the same charges of whining put to him. An irreverent but meditative voice that captures the juiced-up machismo of jarhead culture and the existential loneliness of combat View all 6 comments.

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Perhaps I’m a bit idealistic, but I think Mr. And I don’t know what it’s like to kill a man. We uarhead this friendly fire, friendly fucking, or getting friendly fucked. I’ve read a lot of WW1 memoirs, and it struck me this would be a good book to take out there – that we all owe it to modern soldiers to learn something of what they’re going through. Private Swofford here is going to play reveille for us. Swofford’s group gets shot at one single time by enemy forces, with no casualties.

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Archived from swoftord original on If any of this is unappealing in a reading book for you, put this book back down. In this episode, and much of the remainder of the book, it feels like Swofford is playing the part of the soldier, at one remove from his emotions.


Anthony Swofford is a former United States Marine and author of the book Jarhead, published inwhich is primarily based on his accounts of various situations encountered in the first Gulf War. Anyway, the book was well written and I enjoyed reading things that had jrahead my own path during the time.

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This ambivalence is the most interesting part of the book, and makes it potentially an important snapshot of post-Cold War American military ennui. I write all of his letters.

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