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Semper Fi - The Corps 1 Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Semper Fi - The Corps 1

Killer McCoy is a United States Marine, formerly assigned to a division in China, but after a fight with Italian soldiers, he is reassigned. He meets a Malcom Pickering, and they become friends. He goes to a training school with Malcom and they both emerge as second lieutenants, and that is the begining of The Corps series by W.E.B. Griffin.
This report prepared by ryan mellish



Introduction of characters in series about Marine Corps going into and during WWII. The book begins with the Fourth Marines in Shanghai, just before the War, and follows the main characters through their assignments in the US and the Philippines as WWII begins. There are currently eight books in the series (this is number 1) and Griffin continues to tell the story of believable characters in historic settings.
This report prepared by Dennis R. Cohen








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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Marines Specific to    -   WW II Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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