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. 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. There is a ninja loose in New York City, and as the body count rises, it becomes clear that people close to Linnear —Los Angeles Times “Totally absorbing.

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Except they load the building with cops, immediately ruining any surprise they have. It is a fascinating novel with the action scenes full of detail of the martial arts technique and the damage caused.

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Books by Eric Van Lustbader. The writing itself might have gone off on random tangents at times and the dialogue ninnja a little disjointed here and there felt like the characters were talking to themselves more than to each other but overall, I can’t fault this book too much.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Heck, all the jumping from one scene to another interfered with the flow.

New York City cops? Caught between East and West, a past he can’t escape and a destiny he can’t avoid, he luatbader trapped in a web of old lust and present passions that will converge on a terrifying moment of revelation and revenge His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. On that particular nlnja, I did notice is that the book blurb on the back cover really doesn’t do the book justice.

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Hayes been given a similar opportunity in Hollywood? In a similarly mundane situation where either “slow” or “lengthy” would’ve sufficed, with no apparent reason to use the big, obscure word.

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Zanuck and David Brown for 20th Century Fox to produce. I read a lot of Van Lustbader’s books as a teenager. She was also wonderful to me. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Yet that is not important when reading this book, as you get an excellent education into the basic tenets, but without ever feeling a sense of information overload, for the explanations are shared throughout the course of this narrative.

He has come to the US where he succeeded as an add man for a big corporation, but one day he just quits his position. None of those films did well, and with each release 20th grew more rric more reluctant to go ahead with the project. They threw out that first script, for instance. How has The Ninja aged then? Return to Book Page.

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. I had gotten interested in ukiyo-e Japanese prints.

“THE NINJA” vs. “THE NINJA: The Movie”

Because he doesn’t believe the body has anything to do with him, Nick proceeds with his plans for the day and ignores all the attention the discovery of the “floater” is attracting. We experience their relationship pretty rric, leaving us befuddled when, on day 2 vna 3, I forgetthey squabble like an old married couple. To ask other readers questions about The Ninjaplease sign up. Good luck if you can last that long.


So it was with Nicholas Linnear’s father, the Colonel. While Lustbader’s knowledge of Japanese martial arts, philosophy and history is impressive, and the action sequences described are pretty gripping, I found some of the writing a tad pretentious – – especially his penchant for using oustbader that would have even the brightest Mensa members scratching their heads and reaching for their dictionaries.

For me, the more I read, the more deeply involved I became with the characters. What kind of writer would use the word “angustate” when “narrow” is right there and there’s no particular reason to bring in a word that hasn’t been in common usage for years? Write a customer review. Nick’s mother was Japanese, and she saw the worst of the war when her husband was killed before her eyes.

And, to make it even worse, he’s a ninja. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.