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Sharkman six

a novel
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Simon & Schuster , New York
Americans -- Somalia -- Fiction., Soldiers -- Fiction., Somalia -- Fic

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StatementOwen West.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3623.E845 S48 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination316 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3945986M
ISBN 100743205421
LC Control Number2001031072

Jan 17,  · "Sharkman Six" is truly a war novel for the New World Order. Sharp-edged, fast paced, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always entertaining. Owen West takes a minor military operation and makes it an important morality tale as well as a metaphor for the way things really are/5(26).

Dec 31,  · Sharkman Six book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When Lieutenant Gavin Kelly's recon platoon swims ashore a Mogadishu be /5.

Owen West is a former Marine major who served two combat tours in Iraq. He is the author of two novels, including Sharkman Six, which won the Boyd literary award for best military novel, and his work has appeared in Men’s Journal, Playboy, The New York Times, The Released on: September 26, “Sharkman Six is truly a war novel for the New World Order.

It’s set in Somalia, but it could be anywhere that American troops are sent without a clue as to why they’re there. This is rare insight, written by a former Marine, into how the modern military functions, or doesn’t function. Sep 26,  · Of course the book is always better than the movie but it's just a matter of cunning, partiotic and kick-butt the main character is going to be.

Maybe that's why Sharkman Six threw me for a loop: it's not a military thriller-- it's a warfare drama. And when I say 'drama' I don't mean Joan Collins, I mean lives and situations are the focus/5(10). Jan 17,  · Sharkman Six, while fiction, realistically portrays the political climate, and the conditions of the Somalia action.

It is a riveting read, and one of the best pieces of military fiction I have ever read. The atmosphere, dialogue, and descriptions are quite authentic. The book is exciting, funny, and sad /5(26).

Sharkman Six, while fiction, realistically portrays the political climate, and the conditions of the Somalia action.

It is a riveting read, and one of the best pieces of military fiction I have ever read. The atmosphere, dialogue, and descriptions are quite authentic. The book is exciting, funny, and sad all at once/5(26). SHARKMAN SIX Owen West, Author. Simon & Schuster $24 (p) ISBN but his nuanced take on the moral complexities of modern warfare should broaden the book's appeal.

Film. May 31,  · Sharkman is the tenth Steve Alten book I’ve read. I really enjoyed the Meg books, along with Goliath, Domain, and the Loch. Other books by him (Phobos, Resurrection, Grim Reaper) I thought were absolutely awful.

You see, there are two sides of Steve Alten. On the one side, you have a talented author with a great imagination and a knack for /5(). Jan 01,  · Sharkman book. Read 67 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a t /5. First-novelist West's personal experience as a Marines officer hangs over these pages—and why not, when they're folded into the plot with excitingly assured prose.

West recounts with tragic wit the war in Somalia, with every metallic snick of a machine-gun bolt authentic and in place. He opens on an elite Marine platoon in night-vision goggles making a night assault on a Somalia beach in the. Sep 01,  · Former Marines Corps Captain Owen West has done just that in Sharkman Six.

Part John Grisham and part Harvard Kennedy School of Government Case Study, Sharkman has a fast cadence, good wit and the combat is believable. More than a coming of age story, the book is a metaphor for waging modern war.5/5(5).

Oct 05,  · "The Six" is an extremely well-written and exciting book, well above the usual sci-fi fare. Adolescents saved from terminal illnesses must adapt to an entirely new existence and, at the same time, save humanity; still, they remain grounded in adolescence, with all its miseries and splendor/5(35).

Nov 10,  · Owen West is a former Marine major who served two combat tours in Iraq. He is the author of two novels, including Sharkman Six, which won the Boyd literary award for best military novel, and his work has appeared in Men’s Journal, Playboy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications%().

Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Sharkman Six () by West, Owen/5(84). Sharkman Six. Winner Description: Owen West (Simon & Schuster) The book is set in Somalia during the U.S. involvement in Operation Restore Hope in – The harsh realities of modern warfare’s role of the military as peacekeepers are shown in a setting devoid of all forms of a national government.

Chaos reigns and the Marines of a. Sharkman Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a tragic accident changed his life in ways no one could predict. He only looked at his phone for a few seconds, but that was all the time it took to crash his car into a telephone pole, killing his.

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Get this from a library. Sharkman six: a novel. [Owen West] -- A realistic novel of war by a former Marine recon captain follows a detachment of soldiers into Somalia, where they encounter dangerous thugs and official charges of murder against one of the men.

Get this from a library. Sharkman six: [a novel]. [Owen West] -- A stinging morality tale in which Lt. Gavin Kelly is torn between his men, his confusing mission, and the international rules of engagement he has sworn to uphold. As his platoon decends into the. SHARKMAN SIX by Owen West AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER BOOK First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author.

NY: Simon & Schuster ISBN Books shelved as marine-corps-fiction: Sharkman Six by Owen West, O'Hara's Choice by Leon Uris, Fix Bayonets. by John W. Thomason, The Crackerjack Marine.

Oct 01,  · In Sharkman Six, Kelly is torn between his men, his confusing mission, and the international rules of engagement he has sworn to uphold. As his platoon descends into the lawless, violent underbelly of Somalia, Lieutenant Kelly must find his own values in a country whose instability opportunes killing at every street corner.

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Owen West is a former Marine major who served two combat tours in Iraq. He is the author of two novels, including Sharkman Six, which won the Boyd literary award for best military novel, and his work has appeared in Men’s Journal, Playboy, The New York Times, The.

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