David Morrell - First Blood:Rambo (A Screening, Author Talk and Booksigning)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 2:00pm


First Blood: Rambo

A Screening, Author Talk and Booksigning

Award-winning local Santa Fe author, David Morrel first created the character of Rambo in his 1972 debut novel, First Blood. It has never been out of print, and in 1982 was adapted into the film starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo that millions of people have seen. Rambo went on to become one of the five most identifiable thriller characters of the twentieth century, with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter.  For more on the history of First Blood, visit David Morrell's website.

CCA will screen the adaptation First Blood (Rambo) and the author will introduce it, answer questions afterward and sign the newly revised edition.

About the award-winning novel that inspired the legendary film series.

First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang from the pages of First Blood to take his place in the American cultural landscape. This remarkable novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who doesn't know whom he's dealing with -- or how far Rambo will take him into a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky.  Millions have seen the Rambo movies, but those who haven't read the book are in for a surprise -- a critically acclaimed story of character, action, and compassion.


David Morrell is the author of First Blood, the award-winning novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy that begins with The Brotherhood of the Rose, the basis for the only television mini-series to premier after a Super Bowl. The other books in the trilogy are The Fraternity of the Stone and The League of Night and Fog. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards and the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization. His writing book, The Successful Novelist, discusses what he has learned in his four decades as an author. His latest novel is the highly praised Victorian mystery/thriller, Murder as a Fine Art.

First Blood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538711378
Availability: Available to Ship - Est. Delivery in 8-13 Business Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 31st, 2017