Rambo: First Blood, Part 2

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Berkley Publishing Group, 1985 - Fiction - 241 pages
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John Rambo is recruited for a highly secret and dangerous mission in the jungles of Vietnam to locate missing American POW's. Unbeknownst to Rambo, his mission has been compromised before it begins. Deserted by his own team, Rambo is left as a lone survivor in the hostile jungle with only his knife, bow and arrows. Rambo, with the help of a Vietnamese girl, struggles against deadly odds. Triumphant, yet betrayed, he vows to bring his own brand of revenge to all who have become his enemies.

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Review: Rambo: First Blood, Part II (Rambo: First Blood #2)

User Review  - Jeff Beland - Goodreads

Was it based on a screenplay, yes. Did the movie set up some father son relationship between Rambo in Troutman that was the exact opposite of what they had in the first novel, yes. Did Troutman shoot ... Read full review

Review: Rambo: First Blood, Part II (Rambo: First Blood #2)

User Review  - Trae Stratton - Goodreads

Fun ass kicking adaption I remember fondly from the 80's. Like so many other books I read back then, it's hard to say if I would give it five stars now, but I have no intention of spoiling my memory of the Rambo body count updates in the book that were so much fun and still make me smile. Read full review


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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).

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