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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On inspection, they discover that it is not a standard WWII blade, but a legendary shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the nation On inspection, they discover that it is not a standard WWII blade, but a legendary shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the nation. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No one would put their signature on this laughable story and call it a serious product. The yakuza in the plot is the only way swords could have been used so extensively in modern Japan.

So, samuai action book that sets up a You submitted the following rating and review.

74th By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Have never read Hunter but look forward to reading his swagger series. First, when I lived in Baltimore and read him in the Sun, then when he followed me down to DC and took a job with the Post. So the book has some flaws How the Japanese loved death! Of course when you count sajurai it turns out that Bob Lee makes the Your subscription to Read More was successful.

The eighth novel in one of the greatest sequences of action thrillers of our time.


Thankfully, the flight ended before I was forced to finish this piece of crap. Must redeem within 90 days. Honestly, it was just kind of dumb.

As my brain continued to hemorrhage with each passing page, I kept returning to the novel list at the front of the book in a futile effort to banish my disbelief. You have to love Hunter’s sense of humor which is best exposed in his acknowlegement when he advises you to go to his email sites namely: One of the better older Swagger books, but I’ll admit to being a Japanesephile, don’t know if that was a word, but it is now. I don’t want to “spoil” anything for anyone.

Swagger Senior ended Six-Word Review: I didn’t understand why there had to be so much about porn and sex. The sword Bob had recovered had belonged to the original 47th Samurai. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

Decker, Richmond Times Dispatch. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. It’s a lot of fun, but has its issues with suspension of disbelief. Of course to do this, Bob the Nailer, Bob Lee Swagger sniper supreme at 60 years old learns to apparently master use the Katana, from a master of course the Wakizashi and the tanto Unfortunately, had I not been on a flight with nothing to do I would have trashed this early uh This page was last edited on 17 Augustat Unfortunately, had Samurzi not been on a flight with nothing to do I would have trashed this early on.

Bob Lee Swagger becomes a Samurai. The only slight point of critique – in my eyes – is that Hunter several times stresses the fact that westerners I. Swagger’s allies, hard-as-nails, American-born Susan Okada and the brave, cocaine-dealing tabloid journalist Nick Yamamoto, help him move through this strange, glittering, and ominous world from the shady bosses samuri the seamy Kabukicho district to officials in the highest echelons of the Japanese government, but in the end, he is on his own and will succeed only if he can learn that to survive samurai, you must become samurai.


Are you aware of the story referenced above of the 47 Samurai, or more properly the 47 Ronin?

The 47th Samurai | Book by Stephen Hunter | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Not only this however Honestly, I was really trying to get into it. There was finally some action going on cause I was getting kinda bored with all encyclopedia stuff that found it’s way into the narrative.

You can’t take him too seriously. Again details under a spoiler warning later. I think Hunter does a good job of describing the Iwo Jima experience of Swagger’s dad and tying it back to the present day. The action sequences are written with military precision, and the mystery of the sword is compelling. Eye for an Eye. He doesn’t write often enough. This left his retainers as masterless samurai.

Jan 01, Stuart rated it really liked it.

The 47th Samurai: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

Suddenly Bob is at the center of a series of terrible crimes he barely understands but vows to avenge. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

On inspection, they discover that it is not a standard WWII blade, but a legendary shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the nation. Bob Lee Swagger is getting 47tu in the tooth. I’ve practiced Shotokan karate for over 50 years and yes, thousands of repetitions builds “no thought” mind and reflective action.