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Old September 5th, 2017, 10:31 PM   #11

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Too much fiction for my tastes but I have been meaning to watch it. Saw it a long time ago when I was a kid but I really don't remember much.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 10:47 PM   #12
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I enjoyed Shogun on the whole but it had its problems. Less happened in it than I was expecting and it could be very repititive. if I recall the first hundred or more pages are basically storm at sea then interrogation followed by a storm at sea then interrogation followed by another sea voyage.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 12:33 AM   #13

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You might be interested in this book about an English sailor who settles in Japan wouldn't call it the 'real' shogun but it was very influential shall we say.

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Old January 8th, 2018, 04:54 PM   #14

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Be Advised that there are a few different versions of the Shogun novel- some abridging happened after the first edition (which was something of a tome).

I missed certain details that some editor considered superfluous and found later editions somewhat flaccid & wan.
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