Anyone else love James Clavell’s Shogun???
Yes, yes, yes! One of my favorites as was the mini-series. Just a wonderful, rich story. So much history.
I did – YEARS – ago!
Love that book !! I’ve read it three times . First time was in the 80’s after the mini series came out . I wanted to read the story first . Then a,couple more times over the years . Tai Pan was also good.
I read it in the 80s, i was proud of myself for getting through all the untranslated Chinese. It was good,
Yes! A looong time ago! The miniseries based on it was very good, too.
I wish he had written a similar book set in China
Forgot all about that book! Amazing!
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Yes, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Oh he’s really good
Yes!!!!! Read the series!!!! Was great!!!
Forgot about that one— fabulous!!
Loved the book and the unexpected appearances of the bits of Japanese I learned as a child when we were stationed in Japan.
Someone recommended this book to me years ago. I actually bought the book but never got around to reading it. I’m not even sure I still have it… should I look for it and give a chance?
TaiPan is set in the beginning of Hong Kong. Noble House is also set in Hong Kong during the 60s. A connection exists between the two. Love Clavell!
Yep! Quite a story
Read the whole series a few times!
Oh Yes! have read it again and again!!
I have started to give away my books (I ain’t getting any younger). I have told everyone that the last books I would ever give away are my James Clavell books.
YES…..read the rest of his books too❤️
It was great!
Loved these books.. only one I haven’t read was Whirlwind
IMHO , whirlwind is the best of the 5!
And Noble House and Tai-pan.
Yes. Loved Shogun, Taipan, King Rat, and Noble House.
Thanks! I was trying to come up with the others!!!
Clavell is a treasure
I loved Shogun, and fell in love with books that took me to different places, different times.
Did not read the book but saw,the television series. Was well done, as far as this viewer was concerned.
Yes – just reread it last summer.
I Did! So did my son.
Yes, I loved that book. I think I have to read it again soon! I forget most of it!
Oh yes!! Magnificent book!
Yes been ages since I read it.
I had a teachers edition of the movie – “what to look for, etc) – don’t know how I obtained it, don’t know where it went – I’m not a teacher. Maybe it was the “Making of the Movie Shogun”. It taught me more about the culture of Japan.
We’re reading it for our August book club meeting.
Another one of my top-10 favorites! ?
Yes, I really enjoyed Shogun, It has been decades since I read it. The mini series was very good too. I did not like Noble House as much, perhaps because of the modern day setting.
Yes but liked Tai. Pan better.
Tai pan was amazing
Love, love loved those books!
Me! I have read hundreds of books; that one always stands out as one of my favorites.
Hmm. Now that I think about it, make that thousands of books. I’ve been reading ever since I learned how, and I’m 68
How have I never read it? It’s been in the House ever since I can remember. Still have it?
@Sara I looked, but I guess it got old, like paperbacks do, and I got rid of it. I read it so long ago!
Yes and the rest of his books!
Love all his books. ?
Loved it. So magical when I read it 40 years ago.
Me too. I hate to admit that!
Liked all his books – a great window on Japanese culture and history.
Yes! And Tai Pei and King Rat!
Yes I was just thinking of this the other day
One of my all time favorite books!!
Love all of his books.
I found the whole series used. Can’t wait to read them!
Yes! My late husband and I read it together while he was home recuperating from an auto accident. Fond memories of that winter.
I so. Have on my Kindle now for a return read.
I’ve read them several times!
Loved them all. Bought the collection for my son.
Yes. It’s a great book!
Oh yes, James Clavell, I’d forgotten, he’s among my favorites along with Leon Uris and James Michener …. historical fiction.
Those were my favorite authors in my 20’s. I read everything I could find by them. 🙂
Taught there and learned a lot about culture, but not Shogun’s time, in afrai.
Yes, and then I read all the others and loved them just as much.
Great. What a gift to have the teacher’s edition.
Read it years ago and loved it, the careful attention to historic Japanese culture was wonderful.
I read it years ago too. A beautiful book!
Great characters, wonderful development of Japanese culture, and another one of those books that leave you stunned by it’s exquisitely written ending.
That and Tai Pan. His experience in a POW camp that became King Rat is on my favorites list and is one of my all time favorite movies
I do. Also Tai Pan, Nobel House and King Rat. These books were very popular a while back.
Haunted by the scene in which they slowly boiled the sailor in a big kettle. Every time I sit in a hot tub I think of this and have to get out!!
Ah, then you’d really enjoy a the saga of St. Mark!
Oh my gosh! It’s been so long I don’t even remember that part. What has stuck in my mind are the self-eviscerations. Clavell maybe overachieved in his descriptions! Lol
@Patricia his style is truly vivid!
Yes, that was a great story!
I loved both the book and the mini series.
awesome stories, by an awesome writer!
And King Rat!!!! So good!
Yes, but I loved “whirlwind” even more!
Loved all his books
I am currently reading it right now not sure how I feel but I hope to finish it this weekend!
my husbands all time favorite book -ever and he is a voracious reader!
One of just a few books that could have continued on for another thousand pages.
Yes!!!!! I have read it multiple times and loved it every time!
That book transported me. I could not put it down, stayed up all night reading itl
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