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Shogun

20 Ratings: 4.4
A book by James Clavell

Shōgun is a 1975 novel by James Clavell. It is the first novel in the author's Asian Saga. It is set in feudal Japan in the year 1600 some months before the critical battle of Sekigahara, and gives an account of the rise of the daimyo "Toranaga" … see full wiki

Author: James Clavell
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Dell
5 reviews about Shogun
review by . May 16, 2009
This rates up with the best books I have ever read. The book looks imposing (more than 1200 pages) but once you start you will be about 500 pages into it before you know it. Super-rich in history with one of the most interesting characters, Anjin-san (Japanese for Mr. Pilot). Anjin-san is marooned in feudal Japan and makes a decision to change his Western thinking and fit in to the totally foreign but alluring Japanese society. He is drawn into a forbidden love with a Japanese noblewoman, while …
review by . March 25, 2003
SHOGUN and AZTEC are the best historical epics ever, in my opinion. SHOGUN is fast moving, takes place in a society we don't know much about, has engaging heros and villains, is stunningly detailed and well-researched, and is quite violent. These days, historical epics also spend a lot of time on sex, and SHOGUN comes from a more old-fashioned time, so it is fairly tame in that respect, but for violence, you'll be hard pressed to find more.The book is insanely long, and yet as it begins to reach …
review by . May 20, 2002
This rates up with the best books I have ever read. The book looks imposing (more than 1200 pages) but once you start you will be about 500 pages into it before you know it.Super-rich in history with one of the most interesting characters, Anjin-san (Japanese for Mr. Pilot). Anjin-san is marooned in feudal Japan and makes a decision to change his Western thinking and fit in to the totally foreign but alluring Japanese society.He is drawn into a forbidden love with a Japanese noblewoman, while battling …
review by . July 13, 2000
For sheer narrative power and immersion in another world, few have done it better than Clavell in Shogun. The book grabs you from the first page and never seems to let go. It's an easy read, too, since you barely notice you're reading. (I read it in three days back in the seventies, hardly stopping for air, and have needed bifocals with reading lenses ever since.) A tale of a shipwrecked English ship's pilot in 16th century Japan, this book sweeps the reader through a murky world of political intrigue …
review by . March 25, 1999
If you want to become immersed in a really good book you cannot go past Shogun. The detail and historical accuracy is amazing, the characters human and indentifiable, and the ending will astound you. It is hugely entertaining - I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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