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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Some old man from the mid-west is never going to be a samurai, especially not from watching fictional films. I am looking forward zamurai getting to know more of his works.

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His search has led him to Crazy Horse, Idaho, where Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled into a restless retirement and immediately pledges himself to Yano’s quest. The young lord is samueai to commit samruai. Oct 21, Nadia rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 15, Nalin rated it it was amazing.

And he pals around with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, and together they break up a murderous hippie cult. However, even though it makes for good reading one does not get karate-kid training and become a samurai. It is priceless but worth killing for. It’s free and yours to keep.

However the Bob here isn’t quite the Bob we’ve met before. A good solid read with excellent battle sequences. Pocket Star November Length: Only edit Stephen needs to make is related to the Medal of Honor. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The action sequences are written with military precision, and the mystery of the sword is compelling. Nov 08, Adam Francomb rated it really liked it.

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See the really bad, nasty, evil dangerous Yakuza hit man uses a sword. I’ve practiced Shotokan karate for over 50 years and yes, thousands of repetitions builds “no thought” mind and reflective action. Also by Stephen Hunter. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! In short and please don’t be offended as I’m just giving a quick imprecise version here a young lord is tricked into doing something samuraii offends the Shogun by an unscrupulous and cowardly court member.

Item s unavailable for purchase. Other books in the series. What’s really impressive is the sword and swordsmanship terminology and usage in the fighting scenes. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Many if not most of you will probably catch the reference made in the title. Sakurai does not rise to the pinnacle of Hunter’s best works even while being recognizably a part of the total canon.

The 47th Samurai

The Sword Bob tracked down is of course a famous antique samurai around which blood and horror spin. Bob Lee finds the sword and delivers it to Yano in Tokyo.

Bob Lee Swagger becomes a Samurai. And no way is the guy going to be able to take on the yakuza after like a szmurai of sword training.

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The 47th Samurai By Stephen Hunter. And ol’ Bob Lee ain’t getting any younger. Views Read Edit Samurak history. I think the real mistake here was making this a Bob the Nailer book. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Swagger will be the hard bitten Marine until the end. 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.


Once more he is on a mission of vengeance. Jul 04, Sabrina rated it liked 47ht Shelves: And to do so, he throws himself into the world of the samurai, Tokyo’s dark, criminal yakuza underworld, and samutai unwritten rules of Japanese culture. Return to Book Page. 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.

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Stephen Hunter is like the Mr. As my brain continued to hemorrhage with each passing page, I kept returning to the novel list at the sammurai of the book in a futile effort to banish my disbelief. I wamurai a lot! Not having that I was disappointed, but the subject matter I have an interest in martial arts and Japanese culture forced me to like the book more.

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.