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Samurai William by Giles Milton
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Mar 19, 2009

did not like it
Read in March, 2009

Boring, borung. boring. I found myself "skipping" here and there, which I never do. It's based on the diaries of the ship's crew and William himself. It not only tells of the shipwrecks and the trouble it took for the Portuguese and Europeans to arrive there, but also the history of Christianity in Japan and the persecution of Christians in later years. If you like reading history books that have no spark in them, then this is the book for you. Even though it is supposed to be historial novel, there is no novel here.
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message 1: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Pickering I always appreicate an honest review, especially from my twin. Won't be picking this one up.


message 2: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Pickering Pamela wrote: "I always appreicate an honest review, especially from my quantum twin. Won't be picking this one up."




message 3: by Fiona (new) - added it

Fiona This isn't a historical novel. :/ It's the true story behind James Clavell's Shogun.


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