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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Share your thoughts with other customers. You are commenting using your WordPress. The Etic was sold to 20th CenturyFox, to be made into a major motion picture. But both can drag on-and-on with flash-backs and back-story, while both have endings that are abrupt and rather unfulfilling. More important, they did nothing minja help establish an emotional connection between myself and the characters. This page was last edited on 4 Augustat Fast forward to and, after reading it again many years later, I came away with a slightly different opinion.

Tue it’s a pretty one-dimensional novel, the author has hardly a couple of points to write, but the repetition over the course of the novel sort of irritates you towards the end. The Colonel and Cheong marry out of love love, and from this marriage comes young Nicholas.

Tom Cole was hired to write a draft, while Kershner himself also wrote a draft. Quotes from The Ninja. As the events spiral closer in towards Linnear and his difficult relationship with the police investigator mutates into friendship, he is forced reluctantly to the realisation that his conflict has come back to pursue him, and he must take up the sword again.

While it was tied up in pre-production bickering, Cannon snuck under the radar with their own far simpler and superior version of the story, Enter The Ninja, and the rest tue history. The blow was hard enough so that she reeled backward against the wall. Don’t have a Kindle?


I’d recommend this book to people who enjoy reading about vastly different cultures along with interesting historical references to Japan’s involvement in World War II. And Nicholas, son of an English colonel who has discarded his Jewish blood and a Japanese-Chinese beauty whose death by ritual suicide and beheading Nicholas witnesses is obviously the sleuth for the job. The action is so poorly described that most of the details were not decipherable by me, and I could literally get up and try to act them out.

I have no idea why it is not.

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Mailer and Updike are often derided as writing some of tge worst sex scenes in print but they don’t even hold a candle to the mess that Vam Lustbader contrives here. Of course she hates her father and all his money.

The present day half features a series of violent murders two of which are friends of Nicholas. I should be upfront and say that I did not have particularly high expectations for this book as I am not a big fan of martial arts. I decided to read this book for two reasons: Sep 13, Paul rated it really liked it.

Always a little shiver of “whoa, I don’t think I should be reading this at my age”. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone wanting an outstanding treatment of the Shadow Warriors, the Shinobi, the Ninja The story is split into five ‘books,’ each of which is then divided between the past and present.

Aug 02, Philippe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nicholas Linnear 6 books.

Always interesting to look at a book after years: The words burned into his brain like something brain burny. Nicholas Linnear is a complex character, the product of two completely different cultures but not really belonging to either.

They were either bat-shit crazy, or nymphomaniacs, or both. Nicholas Linnear notice the last name; straight as an arrow is at a crossroads in his life; he has just left his job and met a younger woman with some psychological problems.

Nicholas Linnear is a master ninja, the son of a Chinese mother and British father. The first and most intriguing of the series I’ve read to date. Or at least irritates him. I have truly enjoyed Van Lustbader over the years while he was still an author. I can’t even keep up the parody. The Ninja novel was written in by Eric Van Lustbader and is a tale of revenge, love and murder. One would think that with a book titled The Ninja that the pages would be a blood-spattered mess right out of some John Woo spectacle.


Eastern ways meet western, some mythology mixed with history to keep the story moving along. To top it off, his old 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.

For years, love has been an art in the Orient. I read at least one of these in my mid teens the 3 books contained in this volume are mature, so be warned. That’s a damn shame because, as far as thrillers go, it’s rather brilliant.

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Feb 08, Alina rated it it was amazing Shelves: And there, perhaps, is where I erric most disappointed. Old story of one adept being jealous of another and revenge because of many unsettled issues. Views Read Edit View history. Definetly cant wait to dive into the rest of the series!! I actually think The Ninja has aged better than virtually all of its contemporaries.

The title grabbed my interest, and I recognized the author as the guy who took lustbaer the Bourne franchise after Robert Ludlum’s death. The only thing that happens in the first hundred pages is what I mentioned in the above paragraph.

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