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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Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. See the really bad, nasty, evil dangerous Yakuza hit man uses a sword.

This however is not the eye roll factor. Philip Yano comes looking for it which spurs Bob Lee to try and find it, which he does. The 47th Samurai By Stephen Hunter. The samursi Samurai Mass Market Paperback The strangest thing in the book is how Swagger learned how to fight with a sword so good he could beat all those Japanese fighters who spent long years in learning and practice?

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Return to Book Page. 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. 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.


Hunter asmurai some real work on this one.

The 47th Samurai

After this when the Shogun ordered them they to committed seppuku. Dark forces are at work. Mar 15, Nalin rated it it was amazing. Rogers of your local skid row. Great book and great reference to Musashi. The yakuza in the plot is the sanurai way swords could have been used so extensively in modern Japan.

That doesn’t sound too egotistical, does it?

A couple of hours later I went back to the 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. Hunter just keeps getting better.

How the Japanese loved death! Oct 21, Nadia rated it really liked it Shelves: On inspection, they discover that it is not a standard WWII blade, but a legendary shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the nation.

Because he’s having a good ol’ time making his books 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 Stephen Hunter is like the Mr. 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 of 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.


View all 13 comments. It is priceless but worth killing for.

I’ll have to discuss that under a spoiler warning How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. The dude is awesome. We all need some Achilles every now and then and Hunter gives him to us. Those who read this story need to keep in mind that is that, a story.

The 47th Samurai (Bob Lee Swagger, #4) by Stephen Hunter

But the hope that he is finished with combat are dashed with a visit from Colonel Philip Yano. Dittmer rated it it was amazing. Only Earl Swagger survived. Oct 19, Tom Corry rated it it was amazing. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Stephen Hunter is the author of fourteen novels, and a chief film critic at The Washington Post, where he won the Pulitzer Prize. samuria