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Great story! Surprizing.
This was a lot of fun. I was surprized how involved I became with the characters. It was also a great look at the power of determination against all odds in a very colorful setting. Great Read. I recommend it.
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"Orders Is Orders" was published originally in Decembe
"Orders Is Orders" was published originally in December, 1937 in Argosy Weekly. In "The Hero With A Thousand Faces," Joseph Campbell explores the theory that significant myths in many cultures around the world survived because they all share a fundamental structure, which Campbell calls the monomyth or the hero's journey. Similarly, pulp fiction contains a predictable narrative structure: the hero, the trusty sidekick, the romantic interest, and the seemingly, unattainable mission. The narrative plot in "Orders Is Orders follows this typical structure. The non-stop action begins in China in the 1930's, during the Japanese invasion. James Mitchell, a tough marine gunnery sergeant along with private first class Toughey Spivits have been ordered to embark on a treacherous 200 mile mission to deliver cholera anti-serum and gold to the American consulate in Skunkien. Whiskey addiction, a femme fatale, a reverend, and impossible odds complicate their military mission in this fictional account of courage and heroism in the face of adversity.
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