Shogun: A Novel of Japan

Novel, Historical fiction by James Clavell


This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world. Starting with his shipwreck on this most alien of shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the heights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country.

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Loved it. Kept my attention for all 1,150 pages. A great action-packed and romantic adventure novel, set it a wonderful time and place.

0 Responses posted in April


Wunderbare Geschichte um die japanische Kultur kennen zu lernen - selbst wenn man vorher der Meinung ist, sie würde einen nicht interessieren.

1 Response posted in August
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