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. Nicholas Linnear, hero of The Ninja and The Miko, is back in another epic Eric Van Lustbader, Author Fawcett Books $ (p) ISBN ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel.

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Perhaps it was zeitgeist. Eastern ways meet western, some mythology mixed with history to keep the story moving along.

It is a pity that the later books tended to degenerate into oriental sorcery, but this is a stunning opening to t By turns tranquil and explosive, this is the pinnacle of martial-arts fiction ninka. Nick’s mother was Japanese, and she saw the worst of the war when her husband was killed before her eyes. I may give “The Miko” a go next. Always ninaj little shiver of “whoa, I don’t think I should be reading this at my age”. This situation actually helps him find his center again. While it is still an entertaining story, I personally found it not to have withstood the test of time.

The Ninja | Eric Van Lustbader

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There really was life before cell phone texting and Twitter. Why I don’t read more modern fiction? If you do decide to read “The Ninja”, please be aware that the sex scenes are quite graphic – – borderline pornographic, in my opinion.

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Nicholas Linnear Novels | Eric Van Lustbader

He touches on all these but the crossover effect while it obviously made the book appeal enough for millions of readers to buy it is messy. In the preceding example – lengthy, as in the original meaning of lent: He slaps her, she submits to his violence because she has issues with her father and then they have sex again and talk existentialism.

I should be upfront and say that I did not have particularly high expectations for this book as I am not a big fan of martial arts. Even though I wasn’t as charmed by the mystical, magical, ninja shenanigans as I used to be as a kid, the fights still read like a fine painting or a flowing piece of music. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The Ninja was sold to 20th CenturyFox, to be made into a major motion picture.

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We experience their relationship pretty completely, leaving us befuddled when, on day 2 or 3, I forgetthey squabble like an old married couple. All I learned about my neighbor by reading Van Lustbader’s The Ninja is that he was an exceptionally horny teenager but who wasn’t.

He was in the Pacific Theater after Pearl Harbor, and found that he was completely and utterly drawn to Eastern culture and history. You’re not afraid because you’re you, she tells him. The story just rambles, going nowhere fast. In fact, I must applaud it for giving me one of my most favorite book anti-heroes of all times. New York City cops?

The garbage trucks are traveling on their lentitudinous path? Without thinking, he slapped her.

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Nicholas Linnear Novels

Rather than just do a blurb, let me paste some points from a personal analysis I did of the story. The flash backs are there to expand on the life of Nicholas Linnear as he grows up learning martial arts and becoming abl Re-reading this, having previously read it over 20 years ago and was delighted to find that it has certainly stood the test of time.

However even that was shown through multiple points of view, and Mr. Ultimately–after red herrings galore–the assassin turns out to be a childhood acquaintance who has arranged this whole series of murders mainly to entrap Nicholas these many years later they are rivals in the martial arts and Nicholas’ mother murdered the assassin’s father. She is raised in a traditional Japanese household, but her parents suspected that she may be half Chinese.

Mar 24, Tim Parker-Chambers rated it really liked it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. As a Kindle owner: But then you notice the weird pounding of the same words over and over again: I was keen to see how well a novel stands the test of time. Heck, all the jumping from one scene to another interfered with the flow. I read a lot of Van Lustbader’s books as a teenager. The Colonel and Cheong marry out of love love, and from this marriage comes young Nicholas.