- Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (February 12, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345311809
- ISBN-13: 978-0345311801
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 417 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,456,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shibumi Mass Market Paperback – February 12, 1983
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raised in Japan, he survived the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished assassin. His greatest desire is to attain a state of effortless perfection . . . shibumi. But he is about to face his most sinister and corrupt enemy -- a supermonolith of espionage and monopoly bent on destroying
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Any effort - i.e. Satori to "cover the lost period " is unnecessary.
The book is perfect, the characters strong and well drawn - especially the bad guys.
I love the book and when my Kindle ran out of juice and turned itself off I found my place in my ancient book copy and continued reading.
It is not for the squeamish or sensitive.
I recommend this book to any adult.
Most popular American literature has a common tone. This book is written from a perspective that has made me want to broaden my horizons further.
This is the first time I have read literature that is from the point of view of the Japanese during WWII and it was refreshing.
If you liked John Wick, I'd highly recommended this book as well.
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shape when it arrived.