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Posted: 9/18/2009 8:04:31 PM EST
Anyone read it? I'm about 150 pages into it so far. Good book. For those non-literary types among us, that's the book they based the movie "Shooter" off of.

Anyway, if you want something to read, pick it up.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 8:07:27 PM EST
yeah, LOVED that book. lots better than the movie which is only loosely based on the book.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:21:27 PM EST
Great Book found it by chance in the spring of 95. I highly recommend Mr Hunter as a author and own all of his books with many being signed
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:25:43 PM EST
Stephen Hunter writes some really good books. The last couple, not so much.

Once you finish that one there are quite a few more. If you want to stray away from the swagger character for awhile, read Dirty White Boys
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:29:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 10:30:18 PM EST by Bloencustoms]
Good read. Being New Orleans born, I appreciated the setting, and was disappointed that the movie didn't follow the book more closely.

I've actually read about 6 of Hunters' books, and enjoyed them all.

"Black Light" was another good one, as was "Dirty White Boys". The whole Carl Lee/Earl Swagger mythos is pretty well crafted.

"The 47th Samurai" requires a bit of suspension of disbelief at first, given Carl Lee's age, but it's a good one as well.

I'd like to see him do another gun book focusing on "Pork".
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:19:50 AM EST
Good book, but I like Hot Springs better...
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:28:51 AM EST
Just finished chapter 25.

This book rocks.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:38:03 AM EST
"Pale Horse Coming" was good also.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:41:26 AM EST
"Son, I don't think you understand. These boys killed my dog."

Best line ever.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:55:58 AM EST
I was totally hooked on those books, you cant help getting into them. The one before 47th samurai was excellent. Haven't got a chance to pick up samurai yet but I was really disappointed with the movie after reading the book. It could have been an excellent series of films...

Take Care,

Luis
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 10:57:54 AM EST
See if you can find the two big, glaring errors on ballistics. Report back when you find them, or ask if you don't and I'll supply th answers.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:00:37 AM EST
Fucking outstanding book. Dobbler reminds me of the average ARFCOMer.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:02:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By Nick710:
See if you can find the two big, glaring errors on ballistics. Report back when you find them, or ask if you don't and I'll supply th answers.


Author seems to think the mini-14 is the next best thing to a sniper rifle. Inside 100, close enough for horseshoes, past that, well, it ain't no tack driver.

Still, well worth the read.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:10:51 AM EST
Love the book, really wish the movie had stuck closer to it. You need to pick up the other Bob Lee Swagger books!
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:12:04 AM EST
Have read the series all the way through Havana; I'm going back to read Dirty White Boys as soon as the library gets it in (ILL).

I've enjoyed every book so far, but Hot Springs is my favorite. Bob Lee is awesome, but Earl was the MAN.



Stupid Frenchy. My wife thought it quite amusing that I developed such hatred for a fictional character.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:30:43 AM EST
Very good book. Read it after watching the movie.

I'm a big Stephen Hunter fan but I'm struggling to get through "The 47th Samurai," another Bob Lee Swagger novel. This one just isn't doing it for me.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 12:27:22 PM EST
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