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Shōgun by James Clavell
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Aug 09, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, you-must-read, wishlist, favorites
Recommended for: samurai fans
Read in March, 2008

freaking amazing. makes me want to "turning japanese". well researched, lots of historical minutia. the best historical fiction i've read. but more importantly, character development. i love how blackthorne turns into anjin-san. the ending is a little disappointing. but if you understand the story i think it makes sense to end it the way it was. you simply must read. don't let a long book intimidate you. this one you'll read faster then a lot of books 1/4 the length.

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message 1: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Thought this book was great. Gives some pretty interesting observations about Japanese culture specifically the relations between men and women.

message 2: by J (new)

J After decades. I still reference this book, via memory, whenever Japan is mentioned.

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