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I work in Japan and loved Shogun as well. Great insight into Japanese thought, though obviously not all of it is prevalent today.
I read this book for the first time when I was 12, nearly 20 years later I still consider it one of the best novels I have ever read.
It's fate, I'm about half through my re-read of Storm of Swords, and I was eyeing Shogun.I've been twice to Japan, love the country, so, this is now a must read.Thanks pat! :)Keyoke
I actually enjoyed Tai-Pan more, there were some slower parts in Sho-Gun. Do not bother with the other books in the series.
Tai-Pan and Noble House next, in that order.Great saga
Can't wait for this review Pat. I was introduced Shogun when I was 14 by my father. As someone said above, I still consider it one of the best novels I've read. Especially years later, now that I can appreciate exactly how impressive it was.http://specfictionblog.blogspot.com.au/
I had the impression love featured in their classic art, albeit maybe in a disparaged form, as this quote might indicate, although this would still seem like an historically inauthentic rationalization.
Surprised you haven't read this yet. Also am I the only one that thought the movie The Last Samurai borrowed from Shogun?
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