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James Clavell à 0 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à James Clavell CHARACTERS Ú Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life two ways of love all br. I have not been captivated to get back to reading or listening in this case a book in a long time Sitting at work just counting the minutes to the drive home to continue listening to this epic storyRalph Lister s awesome narration makes this story To be honest I have an actual physical copy of this book been sitting on my shelf for years never been able to get past a uarter in But the narration brings this to life and engages so much I actually went to read the book last night and found myself choosing to instead listen to the audiobook a first definitely

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James Clavell à 0 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à James Clavell CHARACTERS Ú Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan R James Clavell's Shōgun is a modern classic a masterpiece of historical fiction that will continue to endure for decades to come. First things first it s impossible to read this and not admire the effort research and skill that clearly went into it On this basis there s no way I could give it less than 4 stars The author skillfully combines all the worldbuilding of a fantasy novel with all the detailed research of a historical novel set in a time and place your average English reader is familiar with I felt like I learnt a lot about 16th century Japanese people politics and culture a subject I previously knew little about The food the places and the traditions are lovingly described so you can both vividly imagine them and long to experience them yourselfThere were also some very good dramatic romantic and tense moments and the seemingly main character an Englishman marooned in Japan worked really well as both a genuinely sympathetic figure and a great lens for showing the cultural differences and mutual incomprehension between the two countries at the timeWhen I picked up the book I was a little nervous that it would either be a sort of boy s own adventure in which a plucky Englishman savededucated the barbarians or else an ultra romanticized view of Japan I was relieved that it was actually very well balanced with each side regarding the other as uncivilised and the narrative making clear that there are good and bad points about each culture and good and bad people tooOn the negative side although I generally prefer to read something I can get my teeth into this felt a little over long Between the huge page count and the dense and complex plot it took me longer to read than anything I ve read in several years despite the fact that I regularly devour both heavy literary novels and fantasy doorstoppers And to add insult to injury after all those hundreds of pages all those chapters that describe a hawking session or a trip to a spring or the intricacies of a family in loving detail the book suddenly stops and the outcome of the final climactic battle is summed up in a single paragraph I assumed the other books described as parts of the Asian saga were direct seuels but apparently they are just works loosely linked by the theme of westerners coming to Japan at different times in historyMy other problem was the double edged sword of recreating a culture that values honourably suicide over survival and promotes absolute loyalty to feudal lords right up to the point where you seem able to stab them in the back with total impunity On the one hand it was fascinating to read about but on the other it made it difficult to really understand or engage with the charactersSimilarly the constant plotting and scheming was intriguing to some degree but there was ultimately so much of it that it was hard to root for or be impressed by any one character particularly as they had all done awful things I struggled to see what made the man who ultimately comes out on top any different from his rivals either in terms of morals or of cunningOverall while I did enjoy it I think this was a book I admired than I loved I d still recommend it to people but you need to be prepared to put in the effort to get through the length get in the unfamiliar mindset of the characters and culture and keep track of all the triple crossing that s going on

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James Clavell à 0 CHARACTERS DOWNLOAD Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à James Clavell CHARACTERS Ú Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan Ought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict passion ambition lust and the struggle for powe. Didn t want the story to finish Well told and engrossing for almost every page Many characters that all had their part to play and interwoven with each other I didn t really know what was going to happen at the end and I liked that Throughout the story there were many twists and turns and you knew this wasn t going to end as a fairy tale might But the end is in line with the story so I didn t feel let down or felt the end was out of sync with what went before I started off listening to the first few chapters on Audible but the Kindle took over


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    Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan pdf ↠ inspireconsulting.co.za Free I wanted to read this book because I love historical epics but going into it I expected it to be a white saviour book with many problems of representationthis was a white British guy writing about Japanese history after a

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    James Clavell à 0 CHARACTERS Shogun: The Epic Novel of Japan pdf ↠ inspireconsulting.co.za Free This is a truly epic work thrusting the reader into an alien culture if you are from the West where the Japanese appear eual parts barbaric and sophisticated than the protagonist John Blackthorne What initially appears to be a fish out of water story uickly expands into a political thriller where everyone is planning several steps of everyone else There are betrayals from within and without and Blackthorne is trapped between the

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