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eBook Shōgun AUTHOR James Clavell

Free Shōgun AUTHOR James Clavell kindle ¶ eBook 9780440178002 í helpyouantib É ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Shōgun By James Clavell ⚣ – Alternate Cover for ISBN 0440178002A bold English adventurer An invincible Japanese warlord A beautiful woman torn between tRring samurai fiefdoms under his own masterly and farsighted leadership and the Lady Mariko a Catholic convert whose conflicting loyalties to the Church and her country are compounded when she falls in love with Blackthorne the barbarian intruder In dramatizing how a Westerner the representative man of his time comes to be altered by his exposure to an alien culture Mr Clavell provides a spellbinding depiction of a nation seething with violence and intrigue as it moves from the medieval world to the mode This is The OneMy favourite book of all time The one that transported me far away and long ago The one that made our world cease to exist The one that I read every spare minute of every day even in elevators; a half page now and then And when I was within 300 pages of the end I stayed up all night and the morning to finishI became Anjin san in the magical world of feudal JapanTen years later in 1985 I read it again Magic power intrigue JAPAN I'm about due now to read it againA complete and unflawed Ten Star Masterpiece The ONE book by Clavell you MUST READ

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Ord with his own uest for power and a beautiful interpreter torn between two ways of life and two ways of love The principal figures are John Blackthorne whose dream it is to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe to wrest control of the trade between Japan and China from Portuguese and to return home a man of wealth and position Toranaga the most powerful feudal lord in Japan who strives and schemes to seize ultimate power by becoming Shogun the Supreme Military Dictator and to unite the wa I have had this book for uite some time in my collection probably over five years in fact and it wasn't until recently I picked it up due to a good friend here on GoodReads who prized it as a favourite book Strangely I'd say that I have no real interest in Japan despite having read Memoirs of a Geisha and Tales of the Otori both which are set in Japan or Japanese based I think Shogun has brought me out of the closet in that respect and I'm very interested now in reading fiction set in Japan and perhaps also some non fiction I can see the appeal for many people who become obsessed with this side of the world I thought it was a beautifully written book though at the beginning I thought perhaps the necessary explanations of Japanese things to be a bit heavy handed at times However it has an addictive uality the story never stops the characters are interesting and unpredictable They say one thing and mean another always plotting and planning and you can never be sure what will happen in the next few pagesThe love story between Blackthorne and Mariko is one of the most beautiful and best written love stories I have ever read So beautiful so true and so real that even now thinking of it I feel personally touchedThe characters are so real they live in you It is a story that exists not within the pages but somewhere in that world between book and soul I am so glad I read this Edited to Say Whenever I listen to the soundtracks of Memoirs of a Geisha or The Last Samurai I think of Shogun now as I read it to that music I am listening to it right now and I feel such longing to be reading this for the first time over again It is strange how music and books and smells and other senses effect your memories

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Shōgun AUTHOR James ClaveAlternate Cover for ISBN A bold English adventurer An invincible Japanese warlord A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life All brought together in an extraordinary saga aflame with passion conflict ambition and the struggle for powerHere is the world famous novel of Japan that is the earliest book in James Clavell’s masterly Asian saga Set in the year it tells the story of a bold English pilot whose ship was blown ashore in Japan where he encountered two people who were to change his life a warl So sorry I am not worthy of the honor of reviewing this novel If however my Lord insists it then I shall endeavor to offer up some humble thoughts regarding its mighty even epic narrative Neh The scope is so vast the characters and settings are so many the head is liable to spin at times so sorry But the arc it follows is like a peregrine's path through the sky long but fast and with vicious twists along what might otherwise have seemed a predictable path I'm sure my Lord would agree that parts of the story can become uite tedious I am not speaking of the slow to develop romance between Mariko and the Anjin san nor even of the dueling political machinations of Toranaga and Ishido No Sire This humble vassal speaks to the text and how Japanese is interwoven with the barbarian words in so many places And then how barbarian words come even to replace Japanese Or barbarian words standing in for the words of other barbarian tongues If you'll excuse this vassal's petulant tongue Sire it's enough to make one fart dust so sorry But these tedious affectations do blend in after a while neh and the narrative is uite the enjoyable one — full of so much intrigue and humor A rousing and enjoyable tale of which I am not worthy to comment further Please I cannot live with this shame Please allow me to commit seppuku at once