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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The fight scenes were amazing, the overall story was amazing, learned tons and was entertained from cover to cover!

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You’re not afraid because you’re you, she tells him. Attempting to read this in paperback Learn more erric Amazon Prime. This site uses cookies.

Linnear also befriends Lew Croaker, a local detective. If you like action and adventure stories and a gripping storyline, read this book. Or how the villain manages to be lugging around a body of his own approximate site for easy throwing out of a window later or perhaps he planted that body earlier for easy catapulting—it’s never explained.


I could NOT put the book down! He was in the Pacific Theater after Pearl Harbor, and found that he was completely and utterly drawn to Eastern culture and history. Instead, I’ll leave with a quote from the book that brought home to me within the first 30 pages just how bad the experience of reading this would be. The ways ghe the secret societies of Japan are in direct conflict with the modern, Western way of life. My views this time around are totally confused, initially i liked the book, say for the first pages or so.


Views Read Edit View history. Lists with This Book. He was raised in Japan but has moved to New York where he struggles to enjoy a successful career in advertising. Caught between East and West, a past he can’t escape and a destiny he can’t avoid, lusrbader is trapped in a web of old lust and present passions that will converge on a terrifying moment of revelation and revenge She is raised in a traditional Japanese household, but her parents suspected that she may be half Chinese.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Mailer and Updike are often derided as writing some of the worst sex vzn in print but they don’t even hold a candle to the mess that Van Lustbader contrives here. I really wish this book had been in ebook format. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Meanwhile, there is a ninja killing people.

Some sex and violence. 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. This approach helps clarify the story for the reader, as well as neatly avoiding overuse of flashbacks. Nicholas Linnear is a dick.

We experience their relationship pretty completely, leaving us befuddled when, on day 2 or 3, I forgetthey squabble like an old married couple. On that particular point, I did notice is that the book blurb on the back cover really doesn’t do the book justice. I was keen to see how well a novel stands the test of time. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Great intro to Lustbader I cant rave enough about how awesome this book was!!


Rather than just do a blurb, let me paste some points from a personal analysis I did of the story.

The Ninja (Nicholas Linnear, book 1) by Eric Van Lustbader

I would like to thank NetGalley and Open Road Media for the chance to read this e-book in exchange for an honest review. I decided to read this book for two reasons: But then you notice the weird pounding of the erid words over and over again: I did learn a lot about the ninja culture and enjoyed the author’s settings.

It has some of the goofy trashiness of an s ninja movie — sword battles, wall climbing, hypnotism, throwing stars, all that good stuff. However even that was shown through multiple points of view, and Mr.

It was written when the ninja craze was just beginning in the U. Many of them are a blend lustbadeer protagonist and antagonist, which is parallel to real life. He looked like a Westerner, but thought like an Easterner. Or at least irritates him. I also found the steamy sex scenes rather long and drawn out and, for me, they did nothing to drive the plot along. Both are equally skilled in their disciplines, differing only in the philosophy that drives them.

So, the point is that the Villain will think he’s ambushing luxtbader but AHA!