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"Superbly crafted. . .grips the reader like a riptide. . .gets the juices flowing!"--Washington Star.
"Exciting, totally absorbing. . .be prepared for late nights, meals unlasting, buisness unattended. . ."--Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking, touching human relationships. . .a climactic human story."--Los Angeles Times. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
And I love it when I find a book that can open my mind to new ways of thinking, and tell a story at the same time.
The plots have a similar feel as well: while you follow multiple characters throughout the story, there is a defined main character that you are drawn to.
This book is the story of John Blackthorn and is a rich tapestry of the characters and politics of a time of great historical events in Japan.
I confess to having read this book at least a dozen times over the years, yet each time I enjoy this rich and complex novel as much as when first I read it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by jackie back
I read this book first several years ago, at the time i was very interested in the culture. The book has an amazing story arc and does not disappointPublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
James Clavell revealed a very nuanced understanding of Europeon and Japanese history for that time period. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Rick
James Clavell is a master storyteller and Shogun is his crowning achievement. One of the best novels I have ever read. Read morePublished 13 days ago by D. Corrales
Having visited Japan a few years ago I was very much impressed by the details about life, customs, culture of the Japnese people. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Alirio A. Escalona M
This book was incredible. Clavell did a great job transporting the reader back to 1500's Japan through the eyes of an english sailor so that the reader and character discovered... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer