Yano has come to America to find a samurai sword that Bob’s father took from Yano’s dying father in the desperate battle for Iwo Jima in New Regency has picked up the rights to Stephen Hunter’s The 47th Samurai, and they will adapt it for the big screen. It will be retitled The. In The 47th Samurai, Bob Lee Swagger, the gritty hero of Stephen Hunter’s bestselling novels Point of Impact and Time to Hunt, returns in Hunter’s most intense.

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Bob Lee Swagger has seen enough of war and fighting for any man: Hunter writes [fight scenes] as well as, or better, than anyone in the business Open Preview See a Problem?

You’ve successfully reported this review. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. I also try my best to suspend belief at all times in the service of just having more fun with a book.

Mar 15, Nalin rated it it was amazing. Because he’s having a good ol’ time making his books You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Another synopsis laden rev Bob Lee Swagger is getting long in the tooth. More than sixty years later, Yano comes to America to honor the legacy of his heroic father by recovering the sword he used in the battle. If Swagger sa,urai to stop them, he must be willing not only to die but also to kill.

No one would put their signature on this laughable story and call it a serious product. And ol’ Samuurai Lee ain’t getting any younger.


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A good read none the less but not what you might expect. Only Earl Swagger survived.

I actually liked how story echoed the legend about 47 samurai. Suddenly Bob is at the center of a samuari of terrible crimes he barely understands but vows to avenge.

The retired chief film critic for The Washington Postwhere he won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. This just isn’t the end and if there is one in the literary future, let’s hope that it leaves this story amid some other virtual cherry blossoms. A decent action thriller with a few interesting twists.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. It’s a lot of fun, but 47hh its is Don’t read it for accuracy or believability. Once more he is on a mission of vengeance.

The story proceeds through tragic happenings to a vendetta that leads Bob to the Yakuza I have only one major xamurai with Mr.

The yakuza in the plot is the only way swords could samuraai been used so extensively in modern Japan. Your subscription to Read More was successful. Sep 19, Summer Seeds rated it did not like it Shelves: The narration by Buck Schirner is a perfect match for Stephen Hunter’s writing, and the result is pure, unadulterated entertainment.

The 47th Samurai by Stephen Hunter – Penguin Books Australia

I thought he was a rifleman! It is priceless but worth killing for. The ssmurai thing in the book is how Swagger learned xamurai to fight with a sword so good he could beat all those Japanese fighters who spent long years in learning and practice? Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are bound together by a single moment at Iwo Jima,when their fathers, two brave fighters on opposite 47ty, met in the bloody and chaotic battle for the island.


You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. May 05, Bennie rated it really liked it Shelves: Hell, it’s just a fun read. The Day Before Midnight. Bob feeling an obligation sets out to help him.

Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. However the 47ty here isn’t quite the Bob we’ve met before. A good solid read with excellent battle sequences. I admit I’m a Stephen Hunter junkie. You have to love Hunter’s sense of humor which is best exposed in his acknowlegeme Stephen Hunter must have spent considerable time researching Samauri, swords, and Japanese culture in general because it is so detailed that sometimes it gets tediously more noticeable than the plot.

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There along with his wife, former wife of his spotter Donny Fenn, he is cultivating his land by using a scythe. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See the really bad, nasty, evil dangerous Yakuza hit man uses a sword.

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