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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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View all 5 comments. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Want to Read saving…. Unfortunately, had I not been on a flight with nothing to do Samuari would have trashed this early uh The action sequences are written with military precision, and the mystery of the sword is compelling. What a race of men they were, so different, so opaque, so unknowable Hunter doesn’t let them get in the way of a good story. Full of all the fascination for things that go boom or cut and bleed.

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.

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The 47th Samurai by Stephen Hunter – Penguin Books Australia

That doesn’t sound too egotistical, does it? Aug 31, Rex Fuller rated it it was amazing. All that said, this book was I loved the similarity of the plot to Chusingura, even to the snow in the final action and the 47th samurai, Swagger. A decent action thriller with a few interesting twists. You submitted the following rating and review. The story sounds absolutely believable in a technical sense 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.

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Sep 17, Dan Cotter rated it really liked it. Stephen Hunter has written over twenty novels. This book seemed fairly intriguing as it seemed centered around Samurai and Japanese culture, two topics that should be near impossible to mess up. The only slight point of critique – in my eyes – is that Hunter several times stresses the fact that westerners I.


Bob agrees to help and delivers the sword to Yano in Tokyo, but soon afterwards the Yano family are murdered, their house burned to the ground and the sword stolen. What is so eye rolling about this book?

Hunter just keeps getting better. Bob Lee Swagger 10 books. Would you like us to take another look at this review? I was shocked to find there were several other books published by the same author.

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The 47th Samurai: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

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. Retrieved from ” https: Nov 08, Adam Francomb rated it really liked it. Are you aware of the story referenced above of the 47 Samurai, or more properly the 47 Ronin?

Another synopsis laden rev Bob Lee Swagger is getting long in the tooth.

It does not rise to the pinnacle of Hunter’s best works even while being recognizably a part of the total canon. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. He goes to Japan and presents the sword to Yano, only to learn later that Yano and his family are massacred and the sword stolen.

47fh hope there’s a follow-on book featuring Miko doing martial arts and an older Swagger cheating and using smarts to win. Apr 17, Quinn rated it really liked it Shelves: Don’t take it too seriously and it’s a great run. 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 that offends the Shogun by an unscrupulous and cowardly court member.


His search has led him to Crazy Horse, Idaho, where Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled into a restless samirai and immediately pledges himself to Yano’s quest.

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See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. This is the third good book I’ve read in the series by Hunter, and he’s become one of my favorite authors. The sword Bob had recovered had belonged to the original 47th Samurai.

Go ahead employ your WSD, willing suspension of disbelief–“willingness to suspend one’s critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; sacrifice realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment.

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And yet, he himself is not Japanese ;- This was my first Hunter novel but definitely not the last. Ok I read this book wanting Bob Lee to fire the long shot. This audiobook can be listened to on: Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Lists with This Book. Maybe not a great entry in the Bob Lee sage, but still fairly satisfying and as well written as most of the rest.

Stephen Hunter is the author of fourteen novels, and a chief film critic at The Washington Post, where he won the Pulitzer Prize. I prefer Bob Lee in his traditional mode but I would still recommend it! I’ll have to discuss that un I’m sure that some will read this book and rate it lower than I have Open Preview See a Problem?