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by James Clavell
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
It wasn't far into the book before I knew I wouldn't, couldn't stop despite the novel's intimidating length of over a thousand pages. What grabbed me was the conflict here between East and West--and Clavell picked a perfect time period to highlight those differences, at the dawn of the Tokugawa Shog...
Yona's Book World
Yona's Book World rated it 6 years ago
I'll sum up my review here in the combined edition. It's more than 1200 pages long and it's not long enough. This book can be described with only one word - amazing. The first page sucks you in and keep you in the edge till the end. You never know what will happen next and what awaits in the next co...
e_bookpushers rated it 6 years ago
I need to re-read this again :).
nouveau rated it 7 years ago
this brilliant 1975 'airport novel' launched a thousand East Asian studies majors, and the career of James Clavell at once. the unification of Japan in 1600 under the general Tokugawa becomes the historical backdrop for a brilliant realized, brilliantly detailed, and emotionally-evocative work, in w...
tricours rated it 7 years ago
Long, but necessarily so. I doubt I will read any more books in the series, but I'm glad I read this one.
julio-alexi genao
julio-alexi genao rated it 7 years ago
As a picture of Japanese history it suffers from what another reviewer hilariously called (I paraphrase, here) our "round-eyed western mythologized POV."Which, okay—it was written in the 70's, after all.But as a story? OMFG what a fucking story.I fell into this book as a teenager and didn't come bac...
84, Charing Cross Road
84, Charing Cross Road rated it 7 years ago
Ambientada en el Japón del siglo 17, la trama gira en torno del piloto de buque John Blackthorne, cuya nave naufraga en las costas de Japón. Él y el resto de la tripulación son hechos prisioneros por el señor feudal local, quien planea entregar a Blackthorne como regalo a su propio amo, uno de los m...
Loederkoningin rated it 7 years ago
Paused on page 150. I'll pick it up again when I have more time to savor this classic and do it justice. So far it promises to be epic.
DayDreamer rated it 8 years ago
Страхотна книга! Току-що приключих и искам да започна да я чета отново. Този път ще я разбера много по-добре.
kennethjmcginnis rated it 8 years ago
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