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Jembatan Musim Gugur

(Samurai #2)

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Mengetahui masa depan dan mengetahui masa lampau adalah dua hal yang bermakna sama. Apa bedanya mengetahui hal yang tak terelakkan dengan mengetahui apa yang telah terjadi?

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Sesosok wanita hadir, mengiris keheningan menara tertinggi Kastel Awan Burung Gereja. Kecantikannya memukau, kelembutannya menghanyutkan, dan keanggunannya menebarkan pesona. Tetapi, ke
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Paperback, 852 pages
Published 2005 by Qanita (first published January 1st 2004)
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Virginia I would say yes. I read Autumn Bridge more than three years after reading Cloud of Sparrows and it did not detract from the story at all. It seems wri…moreI would say yes. I read Autumn Bridge more than three years after reading Cloud of Sparrows and it did not detract from the story at all. It seems written so as to be read on its own.(less)
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Algernon (Darth Anyan)
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013

The overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the Restoration of the Emperor, the abolition of the samurai class, the dissolution of the domains, the unprecedented intrusion of foreigners into Japan, the destruction of the last heroic proponents of bushido--all these events had occurred in the span of less than ten years.

The radical late XIX century changes in Japan society offer a rich filon of inspiration for the epic canvas of Takashi Matsuoka. This second 'Samurai' book is more of a companion b
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Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk
It is interesting how people react differently to books, just like people. When I finished "Autumn Bridge" I felt as if someone had just died. There was a moment during which I actually felt empty and wanted to grieve. I felt the same way after reading "Cloud of Sparrows", yet when I started to read this, its sequel, I remembered very little of that story... it came back to me in visions, like personal memories. There will be people who will read both books and wonder what all the fuss is about. ...more
Sharon
Sep 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If James Clavell's "Shogun" had been as good as "Cloud of Sparrows," I might have finished reading it.

I am serious.

"Cloud of Sparrows" is the story of Lord Genji, a Japanese noble who allows Western missionaries to come to his domain. One member of each generation in his family has the gift of prophecy, and Genji has had a vision that his life will be saved by an outsider one day. So, he allows Westerners into Japan after two centuries of isolation.

The missionaries are led by Reverend Cromwell a
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Einahpets
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read "Cloud of Sparrows" when I was a teenager and it had been my favorite book since that day. When I found out that there was a secuel I felt like I had to read it almost as a matter of life or death.
And when I finally got it I found myself getting scared. I didn't want to get disappointed by the second part because the first book was so special for me (I could say that book came to me just in the right moment of my life and it changed me).
It wasn't the case.
"Autumn Bridge" is so good and be
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BDT
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To start off, I loved Cloud of Sparrows. Matsuoka is a gifted writer, and it's a shame that he hasn't written more.

When I first started reading this, I was concerned that it wouldn't live up to Cloud of Sparrows, and had a difficult time understanding the book's structure (frequent jumps back and forth between time periods). However, it all began to make sense after about 25% through, and I found myself racing to the finish.

The sheer depth of emotion and description of the flaws of each and ever
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Marc Jentzsch
A worthy sequel to Cloud of Sparrows, Autumn Bridge fills in the few big gaps left by the previous book. Though it's difficult to say what truly constitutes the present of the narrative in Autumn Bridge, we are also introduced to a slew of new characters, past, present, and future. Perhaps that's the point, though, that for each of the characters, their story is their present and as we read, so it is for us. Throughout the narrative, there is little regard for chronological storytelling and oddl ...more
Shari
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dramatic, lyrical and creative. I found this book better than Cloud of Sparrows. The going back and forth in time was a bit confusing at first, but it immediately made sense and even added depth to the setting and characters and moved the story forward by tying the loosed ends in Cloud of Sparrows. This book also gives background to the pre-Restoration era. It's the story of Japan just as much as Genji, Emily, Kimi and Lady Shizuka's. ...more
Virginia
Loved many parts of this story, but found some things about it incredibly problematic. One character arc contains a serial sexual abuser who has a redemption arc, which I find unacceptable.
Liz Chapman
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some readers have written very long reviews of this book but I just want to say I really enjoyed reading it. It did remind me in places of James Clavell's Shogun but I liked that book as well. I did get a bit confused with the constant time changes in the story but I sorted it out in the end. If you want a synopsis of the book read other reviews I'm just happy I read it. ...more
Charnette
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Once again Matsuoka amazed me. I'm eagerly awaiting his next book, because I simply loved both of his books (this one and Cloud of Sparrows). ...more
Eric Lo
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Yanper
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is about a period in Japan's history that was difficult. It keeps one’s interest with a very good plot but it’s not as good as the first book, "Cloud of Sparrows". It’s getting a bit confusing with the constant jumping back and forth between time periods. ...more
Lucy
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-passed-on
Although this book did jump around in time and place, I was able to keep track of the individual stories in this novel. Each story was brought its conclusion, which I liked and appreciated.
Quiet
Jan 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 日本人著者
3 stars because of the change in comprehension between this sequel and the first, Cloud of Sparrows.

Cloud of Sparrows hints at prophecy and metaphysical abilities, but it's by and large a novel of the closing of feudal Japan, and focuses more on Japanese lifestyle during that time rather than some fictious adventure.

Autumn Bridge, though, is a fiction story. And by this I mean it rather abandons the more encompassing study of Japan to focus on the prophetic-bloodline of the Okumichi clan.

It wasn
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Danny Saputra
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Autumn bridge

Timeline is always make me look worse. And there's so many timeline in this book, past or future. And everytime i found the year, i always flipped back pages over and over again to make sure. Yes, timeline make me also look stupid as fuck. So annoyed, but it was great experienced i got from book.

When you read the tittle, you will expect that it's an action book, full of fight or war. But, if you kind of those reader, you will got disappointed. It's supposed to be a political-history
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Vicki Beyer
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
While some aspects of this tale were interesting and intriguing, it was neither easy nor pleasant to read. The use of unnatural names for the Japanese characters (eg, names not in use in the time period in question, names that weren't names, women's names assigned to me) was distracting and disconcerting, as were certain historical inaccuracies, such as having proselytizing Christians central to the story at a time when Christians were actually persecuted in Japan. Apparently there was another b ...more
Keith
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I bought and enjoyed reading both - Cloud of Sparrows - along with this sequel to it, Autumn Bridge, one after the other. Quite good continuity within them too.

As it was set roughly around one of my favoured Japanese time periods, it is also mostly the type I read (Shogun, etc). So all in all, a good thumbs up for them both . . .
Mark
Aug 31, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Wannabe Japanophiles
Don't remember much about this, other than that there was some good killing! I think the older brother's name was Shigeru - he was this cool delusional samurai who was a master swordsman and killed indiscriminately. Great. ...more
Ifigenia Grigoriadou
Several years ago I 've read the first volume, cloud of sparrows, and fell in love. Now, finishing Autumn Bridge I found myself falling in love again. Very resourceful storytelling, and a wonderful journey going back and forth in time. ...more
Autumn
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got completely sucked into this book. It has a timeline that jumps all over the place, which usually I hate but which I liked very much in this case. It's a sequel to a book I haven't read, so I might need to track it down (A Cloud of Sparrows) and read them in order.

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Laura
The great lords of okamichi are gifted with "the sight". They are supposed to have visions of the future that are infallible. The reader watches as they try to circumvent these....and how the predictions play out in their lives. ...more
Sophiene
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful read. The sequel to Cloud of Sparrows in which all becomes clear. It appealed to my sense of order as a librarian, so I really liked all the storylines coming together.
Niles  Perkins
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best historical fiction books I've read this year. Matsuoka compared favorably with Guy Gavriel Kay. I really enjoyed this and will read his Cloud of Sparrows as soon as I can get a copy. ...more
Jans - creansdreamsofbooks
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've ever read. Conplex but a truly wonderful story. ...more
Stella Golden
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its such a good book omfg. If you read Cloud of Sparrows first this gives a strong affect on your emotions.
Lucy
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-pre-2015
Loved this book. Strange and quirky, made me laugh and cry. Re-read every now and again.
Robyn Teare
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book but I found the constant skipping backwards and forwards in time quite confusing.
Heather
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little slow & jumped around quite a bit from the past, into the present, back into the past, etc.
Aaron Curmi
As expected, I read this as a follow up to "Cloud of Sparrows", which I enjoyed very much. As a big fan of the first novel, I was eager to get into this one and learn more about the history of the Okumichi clan and the mysterious Lady Shizuka. It certainly delivered in both categories.

However, "Autumn Bridge" lacks the drive that "Cloud of Sparrows" had. The latter had a great deal of action and thus a faster pace. I devoured it rather quickly. The former did not possess this. Instead, it opted
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TheLibricino
A mirror in ancient Japan where you start reading and suddenly you are surrounded by samurai, geisha, beautiful ladies and charming lords.
Matsuoka has the incredible power to make his stories incredibly real, while you read you’re there…. You feel their pain, you live their anguish, their passion and on every page, it takes you out of reality!
I’d read some reviews about this book, and what emerges is a difficulty in following a logical thread, due to his jumping back and forth in time. To tell
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Takashi Matsuoka is a first-generation Japanese American writer living in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Before commiting full time to the writing profession, he used to work at a Zen Buddhist temple. His books, historical novels depicting American missionaries' visits to Japan, are often compared to Shōgun and the rest James Clavell's series. In addition to writing novels, Matsuoka also worked ...more

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