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Free eBook The Phantom Blooper download ISBN: 0553057189
Author: Gustav Hasford
Publisher: Bantam Books; 1st edition (January 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 243
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: United States
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The Phantom Blooper is a 1990 novel written by Gustav Hasford and the sequel to The Short-Timers, (the basis . In my opinion, Mr. Hasford's second book was a detoxification of James "Joker" Davis- the toxins being American racism and militarism against the Vietnamese

The Phantom Blooper is a 1990 novel written by Gustav Hasford and the sequel to The Short-Timers, (the basis of the film Full Metal Jacket). It continues to follow James T. "Joker" Davis through his Vietnam odyssey. Not as much action as FMJ, but much more depth of character, and the ambiguity of the long war in Vietnam. Hasford's second book was a detoxification of James "Joker" Davis- the toxins being American racism and militarism against the Vietnamese. Also the other issues highlighted were the veteran's collective resentment of their mistreatment at an America who was indifferent to their needs.

The Phantom Blooper by Gustav Hasford. First published in 1990. This book is dedicated to the three million veterans of the Viet Nam war, three million loyal men and women who were betrayed by their country

The Phantom Blooper by Gustav Hasford. com The Phantom Blooper by Gustav Hasford Dedication. This book is dedicated to the three million veterans of the Viet Nam war, three million loyal men and women who were betrayed by their country. Last week members of a Marine reconnaissance patrol told of a skirmish fought with an enemy unit near the town of Phu Bai. Among the Viet Cong killed was the apparent leader of the guerrilla band-a slender young Caucasian with long brown hair.

The Phantom Blooper: A Novel of Vietnam is a 1990 novel written by Gustav Hasford and the sequel to The Short-Timers (1979). The novel begins sometime after The Short-Timers leaves off and is divided into three parts.

In 1985, Hasford had borrowed 98 books from the Sacramento, California public library and . Original version of the Gustav Hasford home page, with the full text of The Short-Timers and The Phantom Blooper novels included at the Wayback Machine (archived January 31, 2011).

In 1985, Hasford had borrowed 98 books from the Sacramento, California public library and was wanted for grand theft there. Then, in 1988, shortly before the Oscars ceremony, he was charged with theft after campus police from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, found nearly 10,000 library books in his rented storage locker.

The Phantom Blooper book. Jerry Gustave Hasford (November 28, 1947 – January 29, 1993), also known under his pen name Gustav Hasford was the author of two major novels of the Vietnam war, The Short Timers and The Phantom Blooper, as well as a third book, A Gypsy Good Time.

The roof is red tile. There's a small courtyard off to one side where French colonial officials used to sit and drink fancy drinks and tell jokes beneath canvas canopies. There's a small courtyard off to one side where French colonial officials used to sit and drink fancy drinks and tell jokes beneath canvas canopies ull of laughing children taking their places on reed sleeping mats, which they unroll in perfectly aligned rows along the clean-swept classroom area. The classroom area faces a wall covered by purple bougainvillea and is shaded by a coconut palm. Kieu Chi Song and I are laying bricks.

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Published by Bantam Books (1990). ISBN 10: 0553057189 ISBN 13: 9780553057188.

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Vietnam soldier James "Joker" Davis is in hot pursuit of the Phantom Blooper--a renegade marine, or an American deserter, who leads patrols into enemy territory--until he comes face to face with the Viet Cong and sees how the other half lives
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Connorise
This is a book I finally tracked down and read, 28 years after it was first published (1990, the year after I first read the author's prequel "The Short Timers" and saw the legendary Stanley Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket" upon which it was based).

I don't care much for the author's leftist politics (depicting the Viet Cong and NVA as some kind of noble and admirable angels fighting for their homeland while blithely ignoring that the South Vietnamese were fighting for their homeland too), but some of his more libertarian musings (on the Confederacy, on the sorry state of the federal government and pogue bureaucrats, etc.) are quite spot-on, and the book definitely holds your interest and never gets dull. RIP and God bless, Gus Hasford.

RANDOM STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS NOTES & OBSERVATIONS (and noteworthy passages):

--pp. 40-41: Joker shooting the NVA soldier multiple times with his Tokarev; yet another infamous example of a 9mm failure to stop?

--p. 46: "Six-by;" same as an Army deuce-and-a-half?

--p. 49: "'Sin Loi'" = "Tough sh*t."

--p. 53: "brain housing group," haha!

--p. 54: "the only truly American art form, the surgical strike"

--p. 79: Lookup: Dac Cong = Viet Cong Special Forces?

--p. 86: "'General Giap is only five feet tall and weighs less than one hundred pounds.'" Would the Vietnamese be speaking in metric rather than English/Avoirdupois measurements (especially being a former French colony)?

--p. 115: "'Do you know Jane Fonda?....She's an American too.'" I'm not Fonda Hanoi Jane!!

--p. 119: So then, Communist attacks on the Montagnards were actually a CIA false flag operation, eh? Okay, Gus, sure, whatever. ????

--p. 162: "an old woman in a patched UCLA Bruins sweatshirt seals the top of the Coke can...." University of Communist Left-wing Atrocities indeed.

--p. 211: Turns out Cowboy's real name is John Rucker (same as one of my middle school and high school classmates)!

--p. 216: "The Russians, who have never fired so much as a pea shooter at an American soldier...." Um, okay Gus, not unless you count the USSR's MiG-15 pilots working on behalf of North Korea from 1950-53 (299 Soviet KIA, 335 planes lost) fighting against our own aviators.....or the ones building the SAM sites that shot down our aviators over Vietnam.

--p. 217: "But the Confederate dream lives on. The Confederate Dream, a desperate and heroic attempt to preserve from federal tyrants the liberty bequeathed to us by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin." In this PC day & age, the author would be labelled a "racist" for saying that.
Flamehammer
This is the second book in what Hasford planned as a trilogy. For a while Hasford was a Marine combat correspondent, until he got crosswise with the brass shortly after Hue. And then "every Marine is a rifleman" and Hasford was assigned to an infantry unit. I'd read Mark Bowden's book on the Battle of Hue. Part of that book involves various combat correspondents who followed the Marines into Hue and I could do some cross referencing. The idea of a "Phantom Blooper" or "Phantom Blooker" also appeared in Robert Roth's "Sand In The Wind", written about 15 years before this book came out.

This is a good book; I gave it four stars only because Hasford was letting his bitterness about the war and his experiences take over a bit from his writing skill.
Twentyfirstfinger
The Phantom Blooper is a 1990 novel written by Gustav Hasford and the sequel to The Short-Timers, (the basis of the film Full Metal Jacket). It continues to follow James T. "Joker" Davis through his Vietnam odyssey. Not as much action as FMJ, but much more depth of character, and the ambiguity of the long war in Vietnam. Not a good script for a movie because the blooper is an M79 grenade launcher which facilitates fratricide as the round travels like a mortar- up and then down, not a rifle round flat and one direction, so the location of the shooter is difficult, if not impossible, to determine. If you saw FMJ, and did not read The Short-Timers, I would suggest reading TPB first, to finish the story.
Qus
As a sequel to "Short Timers", this book goes way off the beaten track. It has the protaganist switching sides for a large part of the book. Interesting, and depressing at the same time because of the way the cheapness of human life is depicted at the time of the war.
Banal
It was in great condition, been searching for this book for years. A great read.
AnnyMars
The follow-up to the novel "The Short-Timers" (which was the basis for Full Metal Jacket. The man can write. Enough said.
Samowar
Cool book