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DOWNLOAD First Blood 109 ¼ [Epub] ❦ First Blood ➜ David Morrell – First came the man a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair Then came the legend as John Rambo sprang from the pages of FIRST BLOOD to take his place in the American cultural landscape This re First came the man a young wanderer in a fatigue coat aAnd caves of rural KentuckyMillions saw the Rambo movies but those who haven't read the book that started it all are in for a surprise a critically acclaimed story of character action and compassi. Many ladies cried their hearts out for Virginia Wolfe I could've cried out mine for this but I didn'tThe Jerry Goldsmith and Dan Hill's It's a long road the song it cried out my heart like hell

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First came the man a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair Then came the legend as John Rambo sprang from the pages of FIRST BLOOD to take his place in the American cultural landscape This. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't know that the movie First Blood was based on this book So when my friend 11811 Eleven reviewed this book I put in a reuest for it immediatelyRambo shows up in a small town in Kentucky The local sheriff doesn't like his kind being in his town so he takes him and dumps him out at the end of town Rambo comes back Then sheriff Teasle does it again A couple of times Rambo takes offense to being told that he can't be in town He also takes offense to Sheriff Teasle wanting to shave his beard and cut his hair So Rambo goes a bit bat shit crazy on the town He ends up in the mountains of the area That pisses off the sheriff so he and his men go after Rambo That does not end very well For the sheriff's menSo then let's call in the state police national guard and everybody else He's an expert in guerrilla fighting he knows how to live off the land so he doesn't have the problem that you do of bringing up food and supplies for your men He's learned patience so he can hide somewhere and wait out this fight all year if he has to He's just one man so he's hard to spot He's on his own doesn't have to follow orders doesn't have to synchronize himself with other units so he can move fast shoot and get out and hide some place else then do the same all over again That doesn't end so well eitherI remember watching this movie when I was in about the seventh grade My household was super religious so we didn't get to watch movies like this at home One of my teachers at school actually brought in his copy for us to watch one day I was glued to my seat Rambo was the shiznitNow I do get forced to watch it every time it comes on TV by my fanboy husband but usually I ignore it while I read The movie is a tad different as Rambo is a poor misunderstood hero I thought in the book he was just a tad nutso and was tired of anyone pushing him around and he pushed back HardHe is not very like able in the book The sheriff isn't either though So I didn't mind that they just wanted to shoot the hell out of each other

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First BloodRemarkable novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small town cop who doesn't know whom he's dealing with or how far Rambo will take him into a life and death struggle through the woods hills. A classic I first read this novel in 1982 It was very exciting at the timeI was fourteen It's been probably a couple decades since I last read First Blood It's showing it's age a little now Still not a bad read but it's really nothing than a glorified chase story A product of it's time Make no mistake about it there were many folks in the early seventies who were nervous about the returning veterans Many truly believed that we were going to have warfare erupt on a large scale within the United States and the vets were going to be at the forefront I suppose it seemed inevitable The country was already experiencing social upheaval and violence thanks to the anti war movement and the civil rights movementNow the vets were returning home and they weren't being treated very well Americans knew this and they were worriedIt's almost as if they thought that John Rambo and his fictional counterparts were the retribution that they deserved Of course I'm probably being melodramatic First Blood wasn't even the first of the genre when it was published Already there had been at least two movies Welcome Home Soldier Boys 1971 and Targets1968 in which veterans were shown as being dangerous and very deadlyBut this book has survived and gone on to become a modern classicA few difference between the literary Rambo and the cinematic Rambo This Rambo isn't necessarily a nice man There isn't really anything heroic about him After all you don't look at a rifle and think that it's admirable do you You might admire the skill that went into it's design and manufacturing and you might appreciate it's accuracy but ultimately it's just a tool That's how Rambo comes across to me He's dangerous and very effective but not heroicHe's no great loss The cops are assholes and get what they deserve as well So there are no tears shed for them either When it comes right down to it I found myself wondering what I was supposed to think about the characters and the plot Am I supposed to feel that the whole situation is just one giant screw up and throw my hands up in disgust A thinly veiled analogy about the waste of war in general and the stupidity of the Vietnam War specifically Wellperhaps It's a pretty fair chase story with some skillfully written action seuences A good strong debut novel by a young writer Morrell would go on to to write stronger novels but John Rambo is his creation and this is the book where Rambo first appeared Even at the age of forty two it's a good beach read Helps to be a little older though I believe many readers under thirty might find it boring andor unoriginal It definitely helps to be old enough to at least remember the aftermath of Vietnam I'll leave the rest of the deeper meaning stuff for you the reader to figure out