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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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 words that would have even the erjc Mensa members scratching their heads and reaching for their dictionaries.

Nicholas Linnear Novels

After a long process too tortuous to go into here, which included two high-profile directors and three screenwriters, the project was shelved when a new head of production was hired at 20th [Century Fox] and put into turnaround [trans.

I look forward to following more of Nick’s storyline with the other characters who survived this first book of the series. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Except porno comic might be good. This reads like someone had heard the phrase “eastern mindset” without any concept of what it was. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Book by Eric Van Lustbader. Nick’s mother was Japanese, and she saw the worst of the war when her husband was killed before her eyes.


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

I’d be offended by the cultural appropriation, but I’m not sure on whose behalf I should be offended. 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.

In these angustate passages—what? Van Lustbader once again handled a very charged topic with delicacy and respect. The other character I really enjoy in this novel is the police detective Lew Croaker.

Another interesting question is what the overall look and general feel of the movie have been.

“THE NINJA” vs. “THE NINJA: The Movie” – Vintage Ninja

Nov 22, David Graham rated it really liked it. The garbage trucks are traveling on their lentitudinous path? To ask other readers questions about The Ninjaplease sign up.

Alexa Rric Analytics for the Web. It added absolutely nothing to the story and was distracting. I was keen to see how well a novel stands the test of time. With all the author brought to the story in terms of rich detail, he failed to really involve me emotionally with the characters. Early this year I made the decision that I would try to re-visit some older books that I’ve enjoyed in the past.

Always sketchy rating something that I really liked 25 years ago – would I like it as much now? Given the mature sex scenes I would not recommend this book for anyone under the age of Talent behind the camera certainly would have indicated a big hit, as the author attests: Always interesting to look at a book after years: The next scene they sh I decided to read this book for two reasons: I know very little about Ninjas insofar as what it takes to train oneself to become what is essentially a killing machine.


After that I knew the difference between a dojo and a sensei, and I got the concept behind “wax-on; wax-off”. View all 4 comments. Decided to reread as it had been 20 years since the last time.

They are a great blend of action, adventure, philosophy and history. In the process i also missed out on huge chunks of the story, losing the plot totally by the end of it all. Just as he swtiches POVs without warning often enough to make you wonder who the “he” in the sentence refers to. Very warm and open, but all the film decisions were made by Dick and David.

Trivia About The Ninja Nichol Lest you think I’m kidding, when the Chinese and Japanese are not speaking like extras on “Kung Fu”, we have one prominent black character who speaks like Superfly, a wizened NYC detective who speaks like any generic TV detective of the ’70s, and Mr.

He lives in the area of West Bay Bridge, where he meets the beautiful daughter of a man worth over million dollars.

The writing lustbqder might have gone off on random tangents at times and the dialogue was 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. The Ninja is just the beginning of Linnear’s journey.