Like Shogun?

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    power to the J

    power to the J New Member

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    Hi all.

    I just finished James Clavell's epic Shogun and was wondering if anybody knows of other fiction that represents Japan in that time period as well?
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    Talysia

    Talysia Lady of Autumn

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    Tanegashima

    Tanegashima New Member

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    Silence by Shusaku Endo...absolutely amazing book
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    power to the J

    power to the J New Member

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    Thanks for the help. I'll check them out.
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    paranoid marvin

    paranoid marvin Run VT Erroll!

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    It might sound obvious , but... Taipan? (by the same author)

    BTW did you know there was a mini-series based on Shogun? It's really quite good
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    power to the J

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    I should have mentioned I've read the others by him.

    I heard about the mini-series but never watched it. If I can get my hands on it I'll watch for sure.
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    pyan

    pyan Fortiter et recte! Staff Member

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    power to the J

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    Oh wow! That was quick.

    Thanks for the site.
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    Horizon

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    You might as well read the rest of the Asia Saga to be honest, starting with as was all ready stated, Tai-Pan before moving on to Gai-Jin.
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    Rothgar

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    I have not gotten around to reading any of Clavell's books besides Shogun yet but some other stories of Japanese culture that I would recommend are:

    Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa (One of my all-time favorite books)
    Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa
    Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan by Giles Milton (This is supposed to be more of the true story Shogun is based upon. I found it very interesting.)
    The Last Samurai: Life and Battles of Saigo Takamori by Mark Ravina
    The 47 Ronin Story translated by John Allyn
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