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heatherleigh



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Point of Impact Reply with quote

So I'm about two chapters into the book and so far I love it. I agree with Kaylinne when she said this:
"Hells Bells, bottom line Bob Lee Swagger murdered the senator and the colonel in cold blood at the end... Yeah, we all like the idea of cowboy justice - but the Bob Lee Swagger I know would never have done that. Sigh."
Even this early into the book it's clear Bob Lee isn't a cold-blooded kill kind of guy. He's a great character in the book, and I think he's a great character in the movie, but they are different.
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Kaylinne



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dayyum, girl, I was hoping you'd get to reading the book. Hunter's Bob Lee is quite a bit different from Shooter's Bob Lee. I'm with you, I like them both, one is not better than the other, just different.

Just say the word and we can toss more commentary back and forth.

Would you believe that I'm taking a pistol handling course this coming weekend, due in part to Hunter's book - and his pure love for his weapons?!!! Surprised

Hope that all the ballistics jargon doesn't slow you down! That's why the one line that Bob Lee said in the movie has me howling every time - regarding Sam, the dog; "Just feed him once a day and read him some ballistics tables." Shocked Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Cool Totally cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so I'm not the only one who wants to shoot something after exposure to Bob Lee (movie and book)! I'm LOVING the detail in the book, although much of the technical stuff is over my head and I wonder if I can let it go or if I should look it up. Super-dork, yes, that's me. Very Happy

I am so envoius that you're taking that gun handling course. I've been to the range but it was years ago. I'd love to learn to shoot, although I'm a bit on the moody side so I'd have to take a calming meditation class concurrently to keep everything in balance. Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, heatherleigh, the class was great! Learned a lot about handguns, and spent two hours on the range shooting everything from a .22 semiauto to a .44 revolver - 9 mm, .38 Special, .45 - the gamut! Even one with a laser site. Cool My 14 year old son is so much better than I - something about old dogs and new tricks here. Shocked Wink

How's the book coming along? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! I was wondering how you liked the class. What did you think of the .38 and .45? I haven't shot in years but I think I remember a lot of recoil with those. I felt better with a 9 or smaller, maybe that's not unusual for a female. Felt like a badass, regardless, except for with the .22. Twisted Evil Cool

The books coming along, although more slowly than I'd like. I just can't read much at a time with my daughter, she's not into it, regardless of how fascinating I make it sound! Wink I'm into Chapter Three, and it's getting really good. Bob knows that Accutech isn't who they present themselves to be, and that was missing in the film. They are now taking him through a series of tests (they just intoduced Nick Memphis). I'm lovin' it. I'm going on vacation tomorrow (probably will be MIA around here for the next week or so) and I hope to read more while I'm away. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither the .38 nor the .45 kicks like my .44! LOL! Actually, I didn't shoot the .45 revolver, just the .45 semiauto - you know you're holding a weapon, and it pushes your wrists back a bit.

That .44 revolver of mine kicks like a mule!

The most fun is the .22. I'm in the market... Cool

Here's hoping you have a great vacation and find some time for yourself! Hope you'll be able to read, girl!

I love the set up in PoI, it's more of a luring out of seclusion for Bob Lee, with a possibility at exacting some revenge on the SOB who took Donny out, and who ended Bob Lee's career in the military. No patriot button pushed. And I love the fact that he was a recovering alcoholic - so that scene with the beer guzzling dog kinda fell flat for me. Confused

Nick Memphis was good in the movie, but is even more sympathetic in the book - he was a sniper and he took it upon himself to try to rectify the life of the innocent bystander...

It certainly would have been very difficult to bring all that into play on the movie screen. Unless people wanted to sit through more than 2 hours in the theater. I wouldn't have minded... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4real

a duz da shooter buk got a pic ov mark on it or in it?
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MarkIsSleeping



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im reading this book rite now. theirs different charatcers then in the movie. so far im still in the begining.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wud by da buk if therza pic ov mark n it but i dont read,so howz da buk iz it gud so far?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would be the cover of the book from the latest printing. No other pictures inside.



No audio version of the book available. If you don't mind my asking, why don't you read? Question
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah i wud by dat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i dont mind u askin but lik i dont read bukz or nun but if itz a buk bout mark den i read it n i lik read stuf bout mark online n al but i dont read bukz cuz i just dont lik 2 n i just aint intristed n readin nun
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i love 2 read. i read in the car. i read @ nite or day. if i could ill read in the shower. but then the pages will get all wet & ruined.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gosh..................gurl datz a lot ov reedin
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chew wrote:
gosh..................gurl datz a lot ov reedin



i know........tell me about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haz any1 eva read markz biogrofy dat he dedicadad 2 hiz d**k?
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