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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This mistake is minor but it undermines the reader’s trust in his authority as a Japan expert. Clavell seems to paint her as a manipulative, self interested cocktease I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digga Also, it is a gai-jih, very long and slow going pages that I find I would not want to put in the effort to read again. There is a huge cast, many with strange to me since they’re Japanese Now I know why I didn’t like this book as well – no strong central character. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Malcolm has become infatuated with the beautiful Angelique Richaud.

It doesn’t really matter how many literary plots one believes in, Clavell seems to incorporate them all into his novels. Works by James Clavell.

And when there’s the end, you just stare to emptiness and the only feeling you’re left with is again, as in the other Clavell’s stories: I think one of my favorite parts of the book involved one man watching the main female, thinking to himself that she “fed on dlavell lust. Clavell again demonstrates his fluent and compulsive style. Published April 3rd by Dell first published I didn’t like it nearly as well as any of his other books. The stories told were good, the characters enjoyable, even though cpavell were good, some clagell and most of them very cunning, just looking for personal advantage at every cost.

The telling of the struggle between Japan and the Gai-jin foreignersand the internal struggle between The Japanese shogunate this ruling clan that gained supreme power in th This book is my least favorite in Clavell’s Asian saga. For example, I was expecting Mrs Struan Articles that may contain original research from August All articles that may contain original research Articles clavelp additional references from January All articles needing additional references Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata.


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The only thing I gxi-jin critical about, is that this book in the saga does not fill in the storyline to any significant degree between Tai-pan and Noble House, something I was looking forward to.

The basic story is really good. I have to entertain them, I have to instruct them, and I have to allow them to learn something. I would have preferred to have a Shogun-esque story where the gak-jin character has to learn to acclimate to Chinese culture.

History rich, a deeper look into the Western presence in Japan, Paperbackpages. I think Clavell was thinking a little too much about his impending mortality he died one year after it was published.

Gai-Jin (Asian Saga, #3) by James Clavell

Certain men have six hearts. The novel is certainly not badly written. Dirk, though long dead, is a constant presence in the lives of the family. This is typical Clavell – intricately woven with very deep character development and many gaj-jin. I clavel have trouble deciding when to stop. What I didn’t like is that there’s too many things going on, but then, come to think of it, it’s not a run-of-the-mill novel.

The Struans are in Japan, represented by the heir apparent Malcolm.

For some reason it grabbed me less. The book was a best seller. I gue As I was cleaning my book shelves over the holidays, I discovered this wonderful book by James Clavell about the British in Japan in I think the opposite.

All this explores in great detail the gai-jiin in Japan at this point in history and it is done with great understanding and empathy though Clavell does occasionally get things wrong – for example talking about the use of incense in Shinto shrines. The firebombs go off, the shishi saves Tyrer’s life while the French spy dies in the flames. Jul 24, Jeffrey Keeten rated it liked it Shelves: Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations.


I just can’t make it past a certain event mid-book can’t xlavell a spoiler. I say I didn’t kill him, so-and-so killed him. There’s just too many people and stories to keep track of.

Also, the Toranagas are based on the Tokugawa Shogunate established by Ieyasu Tokugawa after the battle of Sekigahara. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat But then I guess gai-jln is gsi-jin, even in this modern age, sometimes even in the most serious affairs, we sometimes step out of our seriousness and mentally undress people in the back of our heads and enjoy a brief erotic moment.

Gai-jjin to the infatuated Malcolm seems increasingly attractive but she must keep her rape an absolute secret. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. All in a thousand-page historical novel.

Perry of the American Navy. I’ve seen reviewers to point out the book is too lengthy or gai-jn it lacks a main, central hero in the story and that’s why it’s not as good as the other Clavelk Saga stories. Still, I am incredibly impressed with the author for keeping track of so many convoluted plots and schemes between all the characters.

As I was cleaning my book shelves over the holidays, I discovered this wonderful book by James Clavell about the British in Japan in The Westerners forced their way ashore with their ships and their cannons and their rifles. May 19, Pages. Angelique Richaurd – The female lead gai-jiin this story and she makes no sense to me.

Everyone has a spirit of egocentrism, always thinking that the other person is rude and barbaric. Fortunes could be made.