A sequel to Tai-pan (), this is the sixth novel in Clavell’s Asian saga and takes place in The gai-jin (foreigners) have arrived, intent. Gai-Jin (Asian Saga) [James Clavell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The second volume in Clavell’s Shogun quartet was a week PW bestseller. Copyright Reed Business.
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FACT BEHIND FICTION | Gai-Jin – James Clavell
I didn’t like it nearly as well as any of his other books. And there’s the Japanese cclavell that the student has the duty to surpass his teacher. The number of important characters in this book is greater than Shogun, which means you have to get clavekl lot further into the book before you actually begin to care about any of them for me it was about pages in, at least partly because Angelique was ridiculously irritating before she had her unfortunate trauma.
Not as good as Shogun, but similar in many ways: Thus was established the Tokugawa Shogunate. As an agent of the Shogun, Yoshi takes on the shishi — revolutionaries against the shogunate. It was a decent continuation of Tai-Pan in my opinion, but not as wonderful as Shogun. People who read my books expect to be entertained, to be forced to turn the page, to learn something on route.
I never did warm to Culum or Malcolm; both are pale comparisons to Dirk. This article is about a novel. Open Preview See a Problem?
The firebombs go off, the shishi saves Tyrer’s life while the French spy dies in the flames. But the finest role is that of Malcolm Struan’s gai-hin – Tess, who though is never present in person, casts an iron-grip on the powers that be simply by the influence she wields through letters. Here there isn’t one. May 19, Pages. Both were huge mammoth books, and the third installment is nothing different.
While on an outing with friends, Malcolm is attacked by ronin shishi Samurais and seriously wounded. The writing style though is solid, and is clearly well-researched, a definite plus for this book. The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House…the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern age…a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desire … Their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreignersgai-jin, torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism.
However, again as usual, the plot itself is more a slice of life or sample stretch of events so there is no real resolution.
If I hadn’t read Clavell before, or hadn’t been lent this by a friend, I probably wouldn’t have carried on for claavell long as I did before I became more interested in what was going on. You just have to read it for yourself. Despite much Japanese prevarication, and the three-way interpreting necessary English-Dutch-Japanesea deal is struck. In NBC, who had a huge success with a TV version of Shogunannounced they would broadcast an eight hour mini series based on the book for the season.
Despite that there is no question James Clavell is an I am only giving this book 3 stars as it was just a really heavy read for me. Later, Tyrer befriends a young Japanese and they begin to teach each other, although, unbeknownst to Tyrer, the Japanese is a fanatical “shishi”. I have high hopes that Ian Dunross, the Tai-pan of Struans in the book Noble House, will finally provide me with the strong willed, smart, cunning character I so adored in Dirk Struan.
Angelique is at first hysterical and nearly goes mad. As a virtually untapped market, Japan was very attractive to these and other businesses that had set themselves up in the orient; British, French, Gxi-jin and Russian diplomats turned up along with numerous trading outfits to milk the market.
Another thick book that kept my attention and interest. Clavell presents it as: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you answer yes, yes and no you can go ahead and read it.
Jun 09, Jeruen rated it it was amazing.