I originally picked up the Jarhead book after reading Shugart's blog review on it.
I can't exactly remember if he said that it was totally amazing or just pretty good, but when I read it I thought it was totally fuckin sweet. I would be at work craving to go home and read the book.
And then just the other day I saw a preview for the fuckin movie!! From the preview it seemed like they had a lot of stuff in there that was in the book and nothing that looked too unfamiliar which means they're going right along the lines of the book. If this is true, I'm gonna be at the theaters every free minute I have watching that movie.