Shōgun by James Clavell Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader The Way of the Warrior by. Titles in the Series The Ninja The Miko White Ninja The Kaisho Floating City Second Skin The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear The Oligarch’s Daughter. There is a ninja loose in New York City, and as the body count rises, it becomes clear that people close to Linnear —Los Angeles Times “Totally absorbing.

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This is not only why I don’t read it, it’s why I’m afraid to write. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Lustbader is a graduate of Columbia College, with a degree in Sociology.

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Many of them are a blend of protagonist and antagonist, which is parallel to real life. As an expert on this art he is drawn into the police investigation. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The next scene they share together ends with this sentence: What really intrigues me most about this novel is the examination of the differing attitudes towards culture, religion, gender and sex.

Mailer and Updike are often derided as writing some of the worst sex scenes in print but they don’t even hold a candle to the mess that Van Lustbader contrives here. There’s an overabundance of back story for the main character and there are too many unnecessary characters.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I remember being completely engrossed in, and enthralled by the Eastern philosophy, mysticism and martial arts mystique contained therein, as well as the epic tale that jumps back and forth between post-war Japan and present day s present day America. He was in the Pacific Theater after Pearl Harbor, and found that he was completely and utterly drawn to Eastern culture and history.

Given the vast history Eastern cultures have in comparison to the relatively recent history of Western cultures, it is understandable that the two often find each other incomprehensible. Later books in the Nicholas Linnear series featured more overt fantasy-like elements than Ninja but in that first book Nicholas Linnear was easily the equal of Jason Bourne, Nicholai Hel from Shibumi and more recently the likes Jack Reacher in terms of how lethal he was and how much of an enigma he presented.


Share your thoughts with other customers. His fight scene with Louis Gosset Jr. Nicholas Linnear is of mixed race — a white father, part of the post WWII occupation force in Japan, and a mother of deliberately mysterious pan-Asian descent.

The characters constantly reference their eastern mindsets without any attempt to enlighten the reader. It has some of the goofy trashiness of an s ninja movie — sword battles, wall climbing, hypnotism, throwing stars, all that good stuff. A sprawling er “Totally absorbing Called in to help on the first murder owing to the tip of a Shaken found lustbzder the body he gets more lustbadeg more heavily involved the case. ThrillerCrime novel. Book by Eric Lustbaderr Lustbader. Saigo, meanwhile, devolves into an urban monster, frequenting a brothel where he victimizes young boys and sinking further into an opiate drug habit that somehow aids his almost sorcerer-like powers.

Had it been even partially co-produced or made with Japanese studio cooperation, some scenes could pustbader been shot in Japan on the familiar Toho or Daiei jidaigeki sets, as lustbaxer Shogun. There is a quiet stillness and an introspective quality to him that I like.

I found the description of the first couple of murders were written very well. This approach helps clarify the story for the reader, as well as neatly avoiding overuse of flashbacks. This book, which I thought would appeal to my love of thrillers and Asian culture, may appeal more to females in my life that last read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

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The Ninja Cover to vn mass market paperback edition. It’s the exploration of those differences that I think raise The Ninja above your standard by-the-numbers thriller.

Early this year I made the decision that I would try to re-visit some older books that I’ve enjoyed in the past. I liked reading it. The only action is in the bedroom with Nick and Justine. Can’t bring myself to write a full review just yet – maybe I was expecting something different but I was very disappointed in both this and the sequel yes, more fool me for reading them both, I blame a compulsive nature – it just made for a mix of long, tedious prose and uncomfortable sexual scenes.


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One would think that with a book titled The Ninja that dric pages would be a blood-spattered mess right out of some John Woo spectacle. This was not a quick read.

There is a lot of background content to cover in understanding how all the bodies do relate to lusbtader another. Decided to reread as it had been 20 years since the last time.

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But of course there are those who can see both sides, and find their soul called to the other culture. The next scene they sh I decided to read this book for two reasons: New York City and surrounding areas being notably low-density population small worlds, our hero meets, has sex with, and falls in love with a highly psychologically damaged girl who just happens to be daughter of Evil Tycoon. The ninja are introduced not as magical or almost mythical people, but rather as supreme martial artists who have reached the highest level and seek to progress further.

The book is divided into five parts, called “rings,” as an apparent homage to Miyamoto Musashi ‘s The Book of Five Rings. Politics and subterfuge lead to the deaths of his parents, a grudge gets passed to the next generation, and he flees Japan. The flash backs are there to expand on the life of Nicholas Linnear as he grows up learning martial arts and becoming able to understand the oriental way of life and thought process.

I also found the steamy sex scenes rather long and drawn out and, for me, they did nothing to drive the plot along. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They raced to beat it to the screen, like Deep Impact did to Armageddon or Tombstone did to Wyatt Earpand may have done it so well that the second bigger movie never came out as a result.