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. Nicholas Linnear, hero of The Ninja and The Miko, is back in another epic Eric Van Lustbader, Author Fawcett Books $ (p) ISBN ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel.

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But like the side-scrolling arcade games lusstbader had yet to be invented, we needed some easier fights in the low levels before we get to the Big Boss Battle. Don’t even remember where I was living when I read it originally The sexual sadism of the bad-black ninja defines the word ‘disgusting’ at least among what i have read till now.

Some of them did. It starts out promisingly, with an intriguing assassination, but from there switches gears to protagonist Nicholas Linnear, who has just quit his job as an advertising executive, watching a drowned corpse being pulled from the ocean near his house, where he literally runs into his neighbor Justine. I like to think delude myself into thinking that if I read someone’s thhe pleasure then I’ll get some sort of insight or nknja into their character.

To top it off, his lustbaser nemesis, who he doesn’t know about, is on the prowl, wiping people out Rather than just do a blurb, let me paste some points from a personal analysis I did of the story. The Ninja is the first book in the series.

Immediately, his heart broke and he said her name softly and she came into his arms, her open lips against the tendons of his neck, her hot tears scalding his flesh; she stroked the back of his head. Based on the blurb alone I can imagine that many people wouldn’t consider picking this novel up.


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To ask other readers questions about The Ninjaplease sign up. In these angustate passages—what? Was that intentional on Lustbader’s part? He tackles the challenges laid before him, eventually determining the threat and part of the cause. Given the vast history Eastern cultures have in comparison to the relatively recent history of Western cultures, it is understandable that the two often find each other incomprehensible.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I got the book again on my Kindle Paperwhite.

Sep 15, Scott Avery rated it liked it Shelves: And Nicholas Linnear, who has given up a lucrative advertising job to recover his Japanese-bred soul, finds himself involved with saving the life of millionaire internationalist Tomkin–who is apparently the object of an oriental assassination project which features the handiwork of a ninja, a magically skilled killer with a sword and poisons.

Unfortunately he accepts a debt of honor which he feels obligated to pay, regardless of how difficult it may end up making his own life, thus leaving the story wide open for a sequel.

I highly recommend it! Linnear grows up in post war Japan during a time of great upheaval, and this ever-changing environment leaves its mark on him. Of course she hates her father and all his money. None of that helped me one bit in fully understanding what it is a Ninja does. Nick’s mother was Japanese, and she saw the worst of the war when her husband was killed before her eyes.


The Ninja | Eric Van Lustbader

Erlc and Updike are often derided as writing some of the worst sex scenes in print but they don’t even hold a candle to the mess that Pustbader Lustbader contrives here. Unfortunately for a book about ninjas it is overwritten and takes itself way too seriously. Evans; 1st edition April 1, Language: Please provide an email address. I am erjc reading “Shibumi” by Trevanian – – another book from my youth I recall reading just before reading “The Ninja” – – and, so far, it seems to be holding up despite the passage of time.

Just as he drops in a detail that makes you backtrack paragraphs to find out if you missed some previous reference to that detail, which otherwise seems to add nothing and signify nothing. A Nicholas Linnear Novel Paperback.

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It is a pity lustvader the later books tended to degenerate into oriental sorcery, but this is a stunning opening to lustbadee By turns tranquil and explosive, this is the pinnacle of martial-arts fiction writing. I have no idea why it is not.

That seems to be his basic formula in the topics he chooses. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review. Originally in the s, the rights to make a film adaptation were bought by producers Richard D.