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Shogun (The Asian Saga) - James Clavell
Shogun (The Asian Saga)
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This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world.Starting with his shipwreck on this... show more
This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world.Starting with his shipwreck on this most alien of shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the hights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country.
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ISBN: 9781848943124
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
Series: Asian Saga (#5)
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Shogun
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
5.0
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
e_bookpushers rated it
I need to re-read this again :).
nouveau
nouveau rated it
5.0 Shogun
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
tricours rated it
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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