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First Blood and Chris Cleave
« on: February 16, 2012, 03:06:52 PM »
I rewatched a few classic 80s films last year. But I couldn't help noticing in the opening credits that they said "Based on the novel". My new year's resolution is to read those books and last week I finished the first: First Blood by David Morrell. I was surprised how little sympathy I had for Rambo compared to Teasle, given how arrogant he is in the film. Has anyone else read it?

Fact of the day: Rambo is named for an apple and the french poet Rimbaud.

Another great book I'd like to ask about is Chris Cleave's Incendiary? Has anyone else read it - what did you think and did you too have V for Vendetta running through your head?
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Re: First Blood and Chris Cleave
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 05:30:56 PM »
Yeah - I have read First Blood. Don't know how it happened. I think I saw it in the library, I am not a fan of action films but I was curious. I can't really remember it, I read it quite a few years ago. However, I remember the book having a very different feel from the film.

You could always try Deliverence, 70s though. IIRC it is a bit of a 'man vs. nature' type thing.