Bookreviews of books by James Blinn and Davis Miller
Book reviews from March 2000
There were lots of praise for this book on the cover and many quotations from different sources how good this book was. You will follow a submarine-expert on his mission to the Gulf. This isn't a warnovel about the war, more the thoughts about all and nothing inside the brain of a man in a gas mask. With violent and peculiar fellow soldiers on the ship, there is never a bored moment, and through the lens of his videocamera he captures many weird things. The world appears much more real in the video camera, and therefore he drags it around with him.
The book is ok, with some boring passages, but certainly has its highlights....although I would probably dig into Joseph Hellers "Catch 22" or any other more well-known humorous war novel.
"I desperately need something to read", I suddenly recalled when I was heading for my favourite coffeshop. So, I popped in to Borders and started to look for something, and this book sort of beamed at me. I got it under the impression that it was a biography about Bruce Lee, but it turns out that it is more a book about David Millers relation to Bruce Lee and how Lee has influenced him. It is very easy reading and a quite nice book, and at page 97 and onwards a small biography about Bruce Lee (or Li Jun Fan, which was his real name) appears. I haven't read any other books about Bruce Lee, but apparently it is hard to find any books with true facts, Davis Miller claims that this one shall be rather close to truth, and you will learn that Bruce Lee wasn't the lonely martial arts master that one think. If you like martial arts in general, and more specifically Bruce Lee, get this book, you will finish it within a couple of days and it is fun reading.
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