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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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.

The characters gain depth and dimension as the story progresses, pulling you into their lives, even when you don’t necessarily care for the character. He demonstrates a deep understanding in the differences between Eastern and Western cultures, and how those differences shape their people.

It was, like, bad. The writing itself might have gone off on random tangents at times and the dialogue was a little disjointed here and Definitely one of my all-time favorites and a must re-read every couple of years, even though I’ve pretty much memorized the key scenes by now both the flawless action sequences and the original sex scenes. BUT, despite my entire adult life having been spent in serious pursuits of martial skills, and being generally a stickler for the realistic portrayal of such things, I greatly enjoyed the story.

This guy has great metaphors; I must have marked over 60 in the book and it’s only about pages long! As if the only similes left could be constructed with “as if”.


The Ninja (Nicholas Linnear, #1) by Eric Van Lustbader

After that Vann knew the difference between a dojo and a sensei, and I got the concept behind “wax-on; wax-off”. Always interesting to look at a book after years: The plot is risible but provided a template used time and time again throughout the decade.

The only action is in the bedroom with Nick and Justine. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Not a clear ending which makes one think there is a book two?

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It has some of the goofy trashiness of an s ninja movie — sword battles, wall climbing, hypnotism, throwing stars, all that good stuff. But then you notice the weird pounding of the same words over and over again: The garbage trucks are traveling on their lentitudinous path? This site uses cookies. He picked her up and carried her to the rumpled bed and they made violent love for a very long time.

Although I received it for free, that in no way impacts my opinions within this review. With all the efic brought to the story in terms of rich detail, he failed to really involve me emotionally with the characters.

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It gives Lustbader the opportunity to properly explain basic concepts of Eastern philosophy, for example the concept of face, as Croaker learns about them for the first time. Major plot flaws are no barrier here, either. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? When he finally did let me read it I was blown away. Read reviews that mention martial arts nicholas linnear van lustbader eric van years ago japanese culture new york sex scenes well written linnear series good read read this book past and present storyline eastern and western back and forth highly recommend japanese history exchange for an honest robert ludlum.


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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? For me, the more I read, the more vab involved I became with the characters.

I was keen to see how well a novel sric the test of time. It just goes to show from small seedlings grow great cherry blossoms…. If you do decide to read “The Ninja”, please be aware that the sex scenes are quite graphic – – borderline pornographic, in my opinion.

Van Lustbader once again handled a very charged topic with delicacy and respect. This is where Lustbader excels.

Story moves along nicely. When it was written, ninjz travel was nowhere near as accessible and this added to the glamour of the book for the reader. 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 While the current state of affairs with the murders is interesting and well written on its own, Nick’s background is equally as fascinating as we learn more and more about the Eastern mindset as opposed the the Westernized version of life as Nick it lives now.

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