Publish date: February 19th 2009
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
Series: Asian Saga (#5)
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...
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...
I need to re-read this again :).
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...
Long, but necessarily so. I doubt I will read any more books in the series, but I'm glad I read this one.
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