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Shogun

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:55 pm
by LeeSalter999
Shogun by James Clavell.

Genius. I've read this a couple of times now and really love it. It was the first "big" book that I'd ever read and I found it totally compelling and un-putdownable. :-)

Re: Shogun

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:21 pm
by KB
I haven't read it myself, but I remember fellow L&L'er David getting this from the school library when we were around 14 and raving about it - I believe it was the first "big" book he read, too. I'll have to read it one day...

Re: Shogun

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:22 am
by LeeSalter999
I highly recommend it KB. The way that Blackthorne becomes more and more immersed into the Japanese culture as the book progresses is fantastic, and in Toranaga, you have one of my favourite characters in literature anywhere! (along with Jack Reacher!!) :-)

Re: Shogun

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:27 pm
by Vermonter17032
I agree that Shogun is a great book. In fact, I've looked for similar reads and have found most wanting. (Epic tales where a westerner becomes emersed in a foreign culture.) I also found Clavell's novel King Rat to be very engaging.

Re: Shogun

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:02 am
by Grandad7
His other books,
King Rat
Tai-Pan
Sho-gun
Noble House
Whirlwind
Gai-Jin

All loosely connected and are epics worth reading

Wickepedia them to get an overview on the books
Grandad8

Re: Shogun

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:17 am
by ChrisRosser
One of my favourite all time books. I first read it as a teenage and found thoroughly engrossing and moving.

Re: Shogun

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:47 am
by tokudanaka090588
This book is one of the most interesting book I've seen. And as you think It totally compelling and un-putdownable