ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel. 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. Unfortunately, this is one of several such things that Eric Van Lustbader wants to show his readers in his De Sadean martial arts mega-seller.

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THE NINJA by Eric Van Lustbader | Kirkus Reviews

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I should have thrown my copy at the wall immediately upon reading “East meets West inside me like swirling currents and there is a kind of tug of war. On that particular point, I did notice is that the book blurb on the back cover really doesn’t do the book justice. Was that a criterion for sex appeal, the way Americans felt about big breasts?

When he first meets Nicholas their different attitudes to life spark off one another. I actually think The Ninja has aged better than virtually all of its contemporaries. The relationships, with their similarities and contrasts between Eastern and Western mind sets, was fascinating to see.

A sprawling erotic thriller that swings from postwar Japan to present-day New York in a relentless saga of violence and terror elaborately designed for the most savage vengeance of all Chronologically the story covers around forty years, from the tail end of World War II right up until the early nineteen eighties.

It is suggested that by becoming ninja they strive to advance to an even higher plane, gaining skills such as harageior sensing the surrounding world in a different manner. This is part detective fiction, part martial arts thriller and part life story of the central character.


The reader is slowly drip fed details of his childhood and also the important relationships he had in his formative years, especially with his parents.


Caught between East and West, a past he can’t escape and a destiny he can’t avoid, he is trapped in a web of old lust and present passions that will converge on a terrifying moment of revelation and revenge In the Big Confrontation, the Hero and the Tycoon lure the Villain to a site of their choosing so as to surprise the Villain who doesn’t realize he’s being lured. If you wanted to understand it, you’d be erci off reading the Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. Some of them did. Sumbitch uses it three or four times.

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And, to make it even worse, he’s a ninja. The story of half American and half Oriental But then you notice the weird pounding of the same words over and over again: Also, by then, Ninja III: But it did get there first.

As for the question of physical trials, one need look no further than the superb An Officer and a Gentlemen for proof that the actor would have been up to the task.

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.

There was a problem adding your email address. There really was life before cell phone texting and Twitter. Sep 27, Wessel van der Merwe rated it liked it Shelves: I know very little about Ninjas insofar as what it takes to train oneself to become what is essentially a killing machine. Toss in a secret group of assassins known as the ninja and toss it in New York with promises of sex, corruption and intrigue. It’s wrong in so many ways, it’s s through and through from Reagan America to our obsession with everything Japan.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Aug 02, Philippe rated it it was amazing Shelves: The ways of the secret societies of Japan are in direct conflict with the modern, Western way of life. It took a little longer than usual for me to get into this book, but once I did, there was no sto I received a free copy of The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.


We have an occidental ninja master named Nicholas Linnear.

The skills of a ninja border on the almost supernatural and there are some great moments that illustrate the trained killer going about his deadly business. Even though I wasn’t eirc charmed by the mystical, magical, ninja shenanigans as I used eriv be as a kid, the fights still read like a fine painting or a flowing piece of music.

The old kabuki magician image of shinobi characters like Sarutobi Sasuke had no legs in the West. I found the description of the first couple of murders were written very well. The action is so poorly described that most of the details were not decipherable by me, and I could literally get up and try to act them out. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After a long process too tortuous to go into here, which included two high-profile directors and three screenwriters, the project was shelved when a new head of production was hired at 20th [Century Fox] and put into turnaround [trans.

Balanced against this the detailed description of the history and background of many aspects of martial arts.

Politics and subterfuge lead to the deaths of his parents, a grudge gets passed to the next lustbder, and he flees Japan. The blow was hard enough so that she reeled backward against the wall. The only action is in the bedroom with Nick and Justine.