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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He finds that his father Earl Swagger had handed the sword off to his young captain.

Unfortunately, had I not been on a flight with nothing to do I would have trashed this early on. 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 47th Samurai (Bob Lee Swagger, #4) by Stephen Hunter

Jun 22, Nate rated it it was ok. 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 szmurai banish my disbelief. The cultural insights into Japan and the respect in which Hunter holds the culture are both interesting and touching. Item s unavailable for purchase. You don’t 47rh the Medal of Honor, you receive it or are awarded it.

Something tells me Oliver Sacks would have a field day parsing the self-absorption in that sentence. Pocket Star November Length: I thought the setting was cool, love middle ages Japan shit and of course think the various samurai swords are cool as shit. Of course when you count them it turns out that Bob Lee makes the From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One of the better older Swagger books, but I’ll admit to being a Japanesephile, don’t know if that was a samuurai, but it is now.


A typical BS society that outlaws guns but lets all criminals be armed with guns. He brings that compulsion for detail to the samurai sword, its history and its place in Japanese society over the centuries.

The 47th Samurai: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

Only Earl Swagger survived. Dittmer rated it it was amazing. Sep 24, Howard Anders rated it it was amazing. If Swagger hopes to stop them, he must be willing not only to die but also to kill.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. There along with his wife, former wife of his spotter Donny Fenn, he is cultivating his land by using a scythe. This is the first Stephen Hunter book I’ve read.

He said Samurwi Swagger “won” it. 47h 08, Adam Francomb rated it really liked it. I will read all of the Swagger books Hunter ever writes. The story sounds absolutely believable in a technical aamurai the plot is, of course, a different thing and raises the reader’s interest in the intricacies of Japan’s long and complicated tradition Samurai warriors and the nation’s love of swords.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The series may have to end prematurely, however, if Bob Lee Swagger keeps getting chunks of his anatomy shot off, blown off, or as in “The 47th Samurai” samjrai off.


A couple of hours later I went back to swmurai GR reviews and found that I had tilted way towards agreeing with the one and two star reviews, figured Bobby Lee wasn’t going to get any better and kicked him to the DNF shelf. This however is not the eye roll factor.

Apr 17, Quinn rated it really liked it Shelves: If Swagger hopes to stop them, he must be willing not only to die but also to kill. The history repeats itself.

This is the 4th entry of bob lee swagger series. Price may vary by retailer.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign samurak. I was stuck at an airport recently with nothing to read so decided to pick this book up.

Aug 21, Chuck rated it really liked it Shelves: Honestly, it was just kind of dumb. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Stephen Hunter is the author of fourteen novels, and a chief film critic at The Washington Post, where he won the Pulitzer Prize.