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The Shishi

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  1 review
Mung and John Whittefield face the Golden Lizard leader of the tattooed men who are dedicated to ridding Japan of all foreigners.While attempting to introduce new methods of agriculture, education and trade into Japan, Mung fends off the Russian attempt to take over Japan's northernmost islands.His wife Saiyo dies in an earthquake.Her sister,nurses Mung to health and leade ...more
Published (first published February 9th 1989)
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Felt more like an exercise in politics and war than a novel in which you are meant to get to know the characters. The dialogue was sterile I don't know if this was meant to be a reflection of the Japanese culture. Usually I enjoy books about Japan and it's culture but it was too stale for me.
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