First Blood by David Morrell

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The moment Rambo hitch-hikes into town his presence poses a threat. This is the story of two ex-soldiers who against their will and without warning get involved in a violent chase through the mountains. It is the book of the film "Rambo". David Morrell also wrote "Blood Oath" and "The Totem".

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David Morrell, an award-winning Canadian writer of horror fiction, was born in 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He was educated at the University of Waterloo and earned his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Morrell is best known as the creator of John Rambo, the hero of his first novel, First Blood. The novel was adapted for screen and starred Sylvester Stallone. Although Morrell was not happy with the depiction of the Rambo character in the movie, he did write several sequels to First Blood and two further scripts for the sequels to the original movie. He also wrote a number of other books including The Brotherhood of the Rose which became a best seller in 1984. David Morrell has written one scholarly work, John Barth: An Introduction, published by Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and has taught at the University of Iowa. He now lives in the United States with his wife and daughter (another child, a son, is deceased).
Published June 20, 2011 by Fawcett. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, War, Crime, Romance. Fiction

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We forced him into it over there and now he's bringing it all back home."" Him is Rambo, a young kid who had been trained as a Green Beret to survive, no matter how; over there was Vietnam; and, having won a Congressional Medal of Honor and having had a crackup, he's now on the road.

May 25 1972 | Read Full Review of First Blood

The Nervous Breakdown

In fact, when I wrote to Jon and asked if I could quote his novel in the context of this discussion, he told me he was actually thinking in terms of thrillers when he wrote it, and had “set out to see if I could write a book that accomplished many of the things that I’d heard thriller writers tal...

Jan 17 2010 | Read Full Review of First Blood

The Big Thrill

There have now been two generations of thriller authors since FIRST BLOOD, and I suspect that many of the second- generation authors no longer realize how the techniques I experimented with in FIRST BLOOD entered the mainstream of thriller writing.

Jul 31 2012 | Read Full Review of First Blood

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