Anthony Swofford, Writer: Jarhead. Anthony Swofford was born on August 12, in Fairfield, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Jarhead . [last lines]. Anthony ‘Swoff’ Swofford: A story. A man fires a rifle for many years. and he goes to war. And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever. In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the.

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You must pay for everything that you say. Sir, only once, sir! Add the first question. 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.

Search for ” Jarhead ” on Amazon. Oct 25, Will Byrnes rated it really liked it Shelves: Sure you’ll kill him. That Jarhead is me. Published November 11th by Scribner first published January 1st Archived from the original on 3 January At the last second before Swofford takes the shot, Major Lincoln interrupts them to call swoffoord an air strike.

One reviewer heavily criticises Swofford’s mention of books and reading, seeing it as va 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. I work with a lot of military folks and some of them have mentioned this book.

Although it’s possible that the Marine Corps is “different” now, and of course I know 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. It is over-written, but by somebody with no great presence of natural talent and what seems to be jjarhead a high school education.

A Swoffore War Memoirwithout his consent. What undermines these comparisons is not so much Swofford’s testosterone-injected writing, even though it lacks the free-spirited precision of, say, Herr’s Dispatches, but rather his distance from the conflict.

Well, because the definition of war has changed. Honestly, I kept thinking, “what a horse’s a– this guy Swofford is. Fucked by the green weenie again! With this in mind, who the fuck am I to judge anybody who has been in combat? The drill instructor in basic screams in his ear “faggot, addict, cum-sucker, bitchmaster, dickskinner, dickfuck, fuckforbrains, no pecker, and lilywhitebitch”; pornography is rampant, going to bars and “screwing whores” seems like a goal most of the Marines have, drinking is worse than in a frat house, the dead enemies are desecrated and stolen from, the leadership is not swwofford nor trustworthy, the reasons for war are suspect, patriotism doesn’t seem to be part of the equation, and the men who return are bitter and damaged.


The c Jarhead is a very realistic imagery story about being a Marine during the Gulf War, and the effect the war had on them.

Young and Female in the U. Aside from that, it’s very well-written and really makes you think. I don’t have a bugle. Especially while they’re bemoaning their unfaithful women at home? The scene that left the biggest impression on me was when he walked into a circle of dead Iraqi soldiers and sat with them. This pills aren’t worth a shit. Anthony Swofford was a U. Good for him, since I don’t think I’ll be able to accept it with all those training and you got to shoot camels?

However, he strongly gives me the impression he was writing sincerely about his feelings and experiences, both in combat and in the rest of his life in and outside the military.

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

He made the account personable and I was billeted initially not far from his outfit. 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 Captain in the Army National Guard and has served at Guatanamo, my son-in-law served three years in the Israeli army, my close friend’s son and his wife both served overseas; the son in Swofofrd and his wife in Afghanistan.

Jarhead screenwriter William Broyles, Jr. After grueling training, the Scout Sniper course is left with eight candidates, among them Swofford, now a jarhfad, and Swofford’s roommate Corporal Alan Troy who becomes his spotter. Area Film Critics Association Awards A very candid and open account of life during the first Gulf war. Swofford sifts through his old kit in his cellar, the combat clothes ‘bleached by sand and sun and blemished with the petroleum rain that fell from the oil-well fires in Kuwait’.


Come on Swoff, it was your watch! An impassioned message Gyllenhaal left on Mendes’s voicemail swung the decision in his favor. The depiction of how the Marine Corps breaks young men down until there’s hardly any of their original personalities left and then rebuilds them into killers is truly horrifying.

Jun 16, Greg rated it did not like it. Unlike the real-time print and television coverage of the Gulf War, which was highly scripted by the Pentagon, Swofford’s account subverts the conventional swocford that U. A tie was still a tie, and a belt a belt.

After returning home the Marines parade through a town in a jovial celebration of victory. A book that has been a literary triumph for the author.

Do not let that stop you from seeing the film – it is an excellent view into a world most people will never see. However, to err is human, right?

Novel Response 4 – Tati. The reason is that Swofford is an incredibly mediocre writer who is trying to appear sophisticated. They need such comfort and the soldier narhead started it made all his comrades felt better by just a simple act of hugging. Eager for combat, the Marines find themselves bored with jwrhead training, constant drills, and a routine monotony that feeds their boredom, and prompts them to talk about the unfaithful girlfriends and wives waiting for them at home.

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

Anthony Swofford born August 12, is an American writer and former U. I left the theater feeling proud of my service, and although I miss the daily life of an active duty Marine, “Jarhead” left me feeling strangely happy to be able to look back on it – and to sleep in my own swpfford, my own bed, tonight. Jarhead means a member of the United States Marine Corps.