Publish date: August 1st 1982
Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON
Pages no: 726
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Asian Literature
Clavell potrafi zachęcić by czytelnik sam, niezależnie od lektury zaczął zagłębiać się w historyczny epizod Wojen Opiumowych i powstania HongKongu. Świetnie jest również ukazany kontrast kulturowy, pełen socjologicznych idiomów, trudności dogłębnego przeniknięcia mentalności Azjatów.
I enjoyed this more than Shogun, mainly because the tension was ratcheted up by the quarrel between the Struans and the Brocks.
What a fantastic book! I had read Shogun a couple of years ago and that book became one of my all time favorites. I don't know why it took me so long to try another book by Clavell, but I am glad I did. Tai-Pan is not quite as good as Shogun, but it was still an exciting read with a little bit of...
Not as good as Shogun but still well written and worthwhile. Also set in Japan with rich history, characters and plotting.
Like Shogun, a very enjoyable fictional account of Europeans in the Far East at a decisive time in history. I think I prefered Shogun overall, but I did very much enjoy this one too.
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