A bold English adventuer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in a mighty. Librarian’s note: An alternate cover edition can be found here. A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two . The Shogun novels were written by James Clavell who had been a prisoner of . The main character is John Blackthorne, an English pilot of a dutch ship who is.

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Was it its reputation? This is a wonderful way for an author to describe something, instead of saying size, color, location. Apr 14, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: In his day fictional authors created thinly disguised fictional shoogun in place of the actual people and events.

Our leaders, some of them rebelled and they were met with strong opposition from the British. Shogun, for me, was an adventure.

Shogun : James Clavell :

So now, the country has to try and maintain peace among their leaders, keep close watch of the barbarians and Christians, ensure the growth of the empire and maintain their culture.

Dec 02, Studebhawk rated it it was amazing.

Like many people, I’ve never been big on romance in the books I read although I don’t have as violent a reaction to it as some but the love story in this book is seriously ehogun and sweet. Aug 21, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bright and even brilliant at times… but overall, so sorry, very disappointing!


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The psychological impact was so severe that he lost the ability to maintain prolonged discussions and wearing clothes made him sweaty and uncomfortable. This book was an unquestioned five-star up until the end.

Shogun : A Novel of Japan

Having learned to hate the Japanese at Changi a WWII POW camp in MalaysiaClavell set out at the end of the war to try and understand them, and to uncover the cultural roots that would birth the place that gave him rebirth.

I understooda bit better after reading it, how the Japanese couldn’t lose faceeven at the time of the war due to their ideals, culture,and way of life. If you shgoun give way to the seven, you’re patient, then you’ll soon understand all manner of things and be in harmony with Eternity. The first several hundred pages of this behemoth are great.

He returns to Osaka by sea with his crew and with many samurai granted to him by Toranaga. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Seriously, this has to be the novel that taught me the most about its given subject. I really do need to read this one again,and I think I shoguj someday Blackthorne leads his crew in a futile resistance, but they are easily cowed by Omi.

A rousing and enjoyable tale of which I am not worthy to comment further.


Shogun, Part 1

The first pages or so were great, and set the stage for action, adventure, intrigue they boil a shogum alive! There is a fight, which the Angisan loses, and then all of a sudden he is walking out with a priest with no explanation of why he has bee Audible had a sale a while ago, so I picked up Shogun to read because I remember just loving it when I was young.

And i wanted to read more and more and more. Bloody brilliant claell re read after a 20 year gap after GR peer group pressure and upgraded from 3 to 5 stars. Mom focused on buying big thick books and Shogun was one of those books.

Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1) by James Clavell

To reward the Englishman for saving his life, and to forever bind him to the warlord, Toranaga makes Blackthorne hatamotoa personal retainer, and gifts him with a European flintlock pistol.

Fast forward to the year This book was a roller-coaster from shobun to finish, even when it didn’t seem like there was anything going on.

The first page sucks you in and keep you in the edge till the end. My favourite characters are John Blackthorne and Lord Toranaga. I loved the thinking, planning, and strategising within the heads of many different characters.