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Shōgun by James Clavell
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Mar 13, 2011

really liked it
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Read from March 13, 2011 to July 15, 2012

I've just begun taking on Clavell! It's quite the beefy title, I'm looking forward to it.

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Fiona this has got to be one of my favourite books of alll time. :D

Laurel Rogers Really? That gives me even more enthusiasm to get through all 1125 (?) pages!

Fiona Really. I just adored it and those 1125 got used up pretty quick. :( It never stops and the moment you think you know what's going to happen there's a twist and a turn.

I wish I could read it again for the first time.

Laurel Rogers Sounds amazing, Fiona.
Thanks for the review!

Laurel Rogers It's the 16th of April and I'm around 1/2 way through. Loving Shogun-savoring every word.
Oh, and the slow-going probably has something to do with my new grandson whom I babysit nearly every day!

Laurel Rogers I'm almost finished with Shogun! Wonderful story...

message 7: by Thom (new)

Thom Swennes I read Shógun about twenty years ago. I really got into the story but suddenly had to stop. I felt a sudden and very emotional sorrow and had to wait a couple of months before I could take up the story again. At the time I mourned at the emotion devastation the book wrought on my soul but today, after more than a score of years, I mark it as a truly great novel. To tell the truth I haven’t really reflected on the book or its effect on me until I read that you were currently reading it. You just might serve as an inspiration to me to pick it up again and have a re-read.

message 8: by Laurel (last edited Apr 06, 2012 11:16PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Laurel Rogers Oh Thom, do!
It's a marvelous re-read! Anjin-san and Mariko still stir my heart, as does the cultural beauty of Japan.

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