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Old April 1st, 2017, 08:01 PM   #1

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Shōgun and the rest of James Clavell's Asian Saga


Have any of you read it? I purchased Shōgun on a whim and even before I was a quarter of the way through the book I bought the rest. I've been glued to Shogun and am now about 500 pages in or more and I can honestly say in all the books I've read none have grabbed and held me like this one. I'd like to hear other people's opinions on Shogun but also on the other books as well, which are the best? Which aren't? And so forth.
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I read Shogun about a year ago and loved it, i have since purchased a physical copy of it and i am also looking at buying the rest.

The show is very good as well

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Old April 1st, 2017, 08:25 PM   #3

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I read Shogun about a year ago and loved it, i have since purchased a physical copy of it and i am also looking at buying the rest.

The show is very good as well

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Cost me about forty dollars on Amazon, well worth it at least I think.
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Old April 1st, 2017, 08:55 PM   #4

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I read it years go, can't remember the detail now but I enjoyed it.
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Shogun is one of my all time favorite books. I also enjoyed, to a slightly lesser extent, King Rat and Gai-jin. I couldn't get into his other books. I finished Tai-Pan, but it was a chore.
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Shogun is one of my all time favorite books. I also enjoyed, to a slightly lesser extent, King Rat and Gai-jin. I couldn't get into his other books. I finished Tai-Pan, but it was a chore.
Without spoilers please, how so was it a chore?
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Without spoilers please, how so was it a chore?
Think about why you like Shogun so much. Samurai. Epic battles. Intrigue. Feudal Japan. Great characters.

Tai-pan has no samurai and is set in 1840s Hong Kong. And the characters pretty much all suck, with the exception of Dirk Struan. And if isn't already apparent, the two stories really have nothing to do with each other.

If it's more samurai you want, read Gai-Jin after Shogun.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 01:18 PM   #8

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Shogun was amazing! In fact, the only comparison I have to it in the era of the Tokugawa would be David kirk's child of vengeance. Its a book about miyamoto musashi
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Never read it, but it's based largely on historical events.
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Have any of you read it? I purchased Shōgun on a whim and even before I was a quarter of the way through the book I bought the rest. I've been glued to Shogun and am now about 500 pages in or more and I can honestly say in all the books I've read none have grabbed and held me like this one. I'd like to hear other people's opinions on Shogun but also on the other books as well, which are the best? Which aren't? And so forth.
Its an awesome novel.
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