Last Flag Flying

  • Title: Last Flag Flying
  • Author: Darryl Ponicsan
  • ISBN: 9780976399704
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Last Flag Flying Darryl Ponicsan never imagined that his first novel The Last Detail would be a continuing story With the invasion of Iraq however the same elements that inspired the original injustice a sensele
    Darryl Ponicsan never imagined that his first novel, The Last Detail , would be a continuing story With the invasion of Iraq, however, the same elements that inspired the original injustice, a senseless war, men of honor and duty caught in untenable positions compelled him to revisit Billy Bad Ass, Mule, and the hapless Meadows, and to see how his characters were farDarryl Ponicsan never imagined that his first novel, The Last Detail , would be a continuing story With the invasion of Iraq, however, the same elements that inspired the original injustice, a senseless war, men of honor and duty caught in untenable positions compelled him to revisit Billy Bad Ass, Mule, and the hapless Meadows, and to see how his characters were faring in post 9 11 American life The result is Last Flag Flying , a story as tough and tender, sad, and funny as The Last Detail The boy Billy and Mule escorted to prison has come back into their lives, now a grieving man of 52, with a gut wrenching request they cannot deny What follows is a retracing of their steps from 34 years before, a journey from Norfolk, Virginia, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on a mission as heart breaking and as exhilarating as the first.

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    About Darryl Ponicsan


    1. Aka Anne ArgulaDarryl Ponicsan pronounced PAHN i son born May 26, 1938 is an American writer He is best known as the author of the 1971 novel The Last Detail, which was adapted into a 1973 movie starring Jack Nicholson and for the 1973 novel and screenplay Cinderella Liberty, starring James Caan Ponicsan writes mystery novels under the pen name Anne Argula.


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    1. "Last Flag Flying" is a sequel to "The Last Detail," a 1970 book that became a 1973 movie starring Nicholson. It was a story about two Navy men escorting a third from Norfolk to the military prison in New Hampshire and the adventures they had along the way when they realize that poor Larry Meadows was to serve 8 yrs for pilfering $40 from the PX. They give him apparently a last few days that includes drinking and a whorehouse and a wild three days. I haven't read book one or seen the 1973 movie. [...]

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    2. My review for this book was published by Library Journal on August 31, 2017:Two Navy lifers and the hapless sailor they escorted to prison reunite nearly 35 years later in this sequel to the underground classic The Last Detail, first published in 2005 and now rereleased alongside a film adaptation directed by Richard Linklater. The last time Billy “Bad-Ass” Buddusky (killed in the original 1970 novel but awkwardly resurrected here) saw his old mate Mule Mulhall, they were showing their young [...]

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    3. Billy "Bad-Ass" Buddusky is back! The time is December 2003. He's sixty-something now and is packing a metal plate in his head and an extra thirty pounds, but none of these things have softened his stance on stupidity or damaged his bullsh-- detector. The tone of the book is set early on. Instead of becoming excited when he hears that Saddam Hussein has just been found, cowering and filthy in a spider hole, Billy simply snorts, saying, "The dude's a punk. Everybody else is supposed to fight to t [...]

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    4. Now I've got to get the first book, The Last Detail! Saw the movie, of course, when it came out. I had been a "swabbie" enlisted seaman for my "two years before the mast" on a WWII liberty ship converted to a intelligence-gathering "spy" ship similar to the Pueblo. I could relate to all three of the main characters and was familiar with times! All that said, This book makes the transition to the present, well a few years ago, an understandable leap!Savvy and succinct, deeper than you think. Ques [...]

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    5. This is a sequel to “The Last Detail” which I didn’t read. That story was about two naval officers escorting a young navy man to prison for shop lifting. This story, which was also made into a movie, takes place 30 years later. The young man’s son has died while in Iraq and he asks his 2 old escorts to accompany him to bury his son’s body. None of the 3 have seen or spoken to each other in the intervening years. The story is at times sad, funny, irreverent, ridiculous, but always a cle [...]

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    6. This was a book.Three sad Navy Vietnam Veterans trying to right a wrong that happened to one of their sons. Meadows son joined the Marines to do the right thing for his country. What happened he was killed by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is the story of his dad and his two friends bringing him home to be buried.It's a story that at times will make you mad, will make you smile, and you will hope that Meadows, Mule and Billy find a purpose.

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    7. I love this book. I hate the vulgar language. I tried to not let it distract from the story. As Americans we have some thinking to do. As humans we have some hugging to do.

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    8. Read and enjoyA sad but beautiful story. Yeah they can take everything ! But not our Spirit yet! I thoroughly enjoyed thus book. I would highly recommend it.

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    9. Absolutely loved the book. Cannot wait to see the movie. I actually had a hard time stopping laughing a few times. You gotta read the part about renting the truck.

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    10. A quick read but a good follow-up to The Last Detail.

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    11. Have you ever hoped and prayed for a sequel to a book or a movie? And then when it comes finally comes out you experience a severe sense of frustration and disappointment? That's what this book is like. I wish I could give it negative stars. It went nowhere and bored me with it's self-rigtheous tone about the war. Ponicsan would've been better rattling his anti-war saber in an essay or blog. If you have any love for "The Last Detail" then cherish that book and avoid this one like the plague. I'v [...]

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