Shogun

ShogunSuggested by Kung Fu Zu • A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, and lust.
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  1. Tom Riehl Tom Riehl says:

    After I read this book, on an airplane on my way to Japan, I bought every book written by James Clavell in the Asian Series. I have now read the whole series three times. Fictional history is a lot of fun, and educational if you pick the right authors. I’ve also read every book by Michener.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      I read the book shortly after it came out and once again later, before moving to Japan. Of Clavell’s Asian series, I think “Shogun” is the best, although I did like “Taipan” almost as well. “King Rat” is a very different book, but very good. Perhaps I have a bias because I lived in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. But the books certainly meant more to me because of my experience.

      You might be interested to know that “Shogun” was based on a historical character named Will Adams, if I recall correctly. There is a biography about him titled, “The Needle Watcher.” It is clear Clavell borrowed heavily from it.

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