Quote of the Day

Love is a Christian word, Anjin-san. Love is a Christian thought, a Christian ideal. We have no word for 'love' as I understand you to mean it. Duty, loyalty, honor, respect, desire, those words and thoughts are what we have, all that we need.

- JAMES CLAVELL, Shogun (Canada, USA, Europe)

I'm approaching the halfway point of Clavell's masterpiece and this novel is absolutely awesome! Engrossing and irresistible, Shogun is impossible to put down!

8 commentaires:

Jon R said...

I work in Japan and loved Shogun as well. Great insight into Japanese thought, though obviously not all of it is prevalent today.

Anonymous said...

I read this book for the first time when I was 12, nearly 20 years later I still consider it one of the best novels I have ever read.

Mike said...

It's fate, I'm about half through my re-read of Storm of Swords, and I was eyeing Shogun.

I've been twice to Japan, love the country, so, this is now a must read.

Thanks pat! :)

Keyoke

Joakim Ek Hallvist said...

I actually enjoyed Tai-Pan more, there were some slower parts in Sho-Gun. Do not bother with the other books in the series.

Anonymous said...

Tai-Pan and Noble House next, in that order.
Great saga

David Harris said...

Can't wait for this review Pat. I was introduced Shogun when I was 14 by my father. As someone said above, I still consider it one of the best novels I've read. Especially years later, now that I can appreciate exactly how impressive it was.

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Anonymous said...

I had the impression love featured in their classic art, albeit maybe in a disparaged form, as this quote might indicate, although this would still seem like an historically inauthentic rationalization.

Drew said...

Surprised you haven't read this yet. Also am I the only one that thought the movie The Last Samurai borrowed from Shogun?