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The Last Samurai was my first introduction to Helen DeWitt's writing and it was not only impressively good -- as many of the reviews I've read of its recent reprinting have already suggested -- but there's no way to know what it's like from a review. You have to read it. It was, simply, a tour de force. I am now going to purchase the rest of her works. ...more