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. Titles in the Series The Ninja The Miko White Ninja The Kaisho Floating City Second Skin The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear The Oligarch’s Daughter. There is a ninja loose in New York City, and as the body count rises, it becomes clear that people close to Linnear —Los Angeles Times “Totally absorbing.

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It seems as if it will never be made in the image of my novel. First off, it was a timely time to come out. But of course there are those who can see both sides, and find their soul called to the other culture. It was written when the ninja craze was just beginning in the U. The only action is in the bedroom with Nick and Justine.

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. Everyone’s a cliche, at the best of times; at the worst, they’re just spewing words the author didn’t want to write as prose. Damn, I love love love the idea of Richard Gere, circa ish, playing Linnear, and according to the author he was the closest to getting the gig.

Once I got past all that though, the book erix enormously. Many of them are a blend of protagonist and antagonist, which is parallel to real life. In fact, I must applaud it for giving me one of my most favorite book anti-heroes of all times.

Nicholas Linnear Novels

Nick grew up combining the best of both cultures in his home. Vzn set aside that this unwieldy chunk of text is one sentence that contains twenty commas. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review. That seems to be his basic formula in the topics he chooses.


The lover’s life is bound up by deeper fate with his own, however, and a series of martial-arts-style murders points to a erc contract on her father being executed by a ninja. 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 lusttbader executive, watching a drowned corpse being pulled from the ocean near his house, where he literally runs into his neighbor Justine.

He picked her up and carried her to the rumpled bed and they made violent love for a very long time. When it was written, international travel was nowhere near ericc accessible and this added to the glamour of the book for the reader.

It was a hot mess. As an expert on this art he is drawn into the police investigation. 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.

Even the generational differences in how Nicholas and his peers viewed things versus how their elders parents and grandparents viewed them was informative.

Decided to reread as it had been 20 years since the last time. Other books in the series. Great details about the outdoors; especially the waves of the oceans and the manner in which the sunlight plays on them.

Nicholas Linnear Novels | Eric Van Lustbader

The Ninja is the first book in the series. Before I was completely finished with The Ninja, I purchased both those titles.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I know very little about Ninjas insofar as what it takes to train oneself to become what is essentially a killing machine. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Yet that is not important when reading this book, as you get an excellent education into the basic tenets, but without ever feeling a sense of information overload, for the explanations are shared throughout the course of this narrative.

Feb 24, Perry Martin rated it liked it. I could easily deride the writer for his endless stereotyping of Asia, in general, and Japan, in particular, I mean really how many times do I have to read that Japanese are “inscrutable” and “hard-eyed” or that tired old phrase “East meets West?


She was also wonderful to me. I’m probably giving this book a higher rating than it deserves, because I’m remembering it from when I read it as a teenager. This is some of the most graceful and lyrical writing that I have ever encountered; reading “The Ninja” is like entering a dream.

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Linnear grows up in post war Japan during a time of great upheaval, and this ever-changing environment leaves its mark on him. Harker rated it did not like it. He was so not. Oct 28, James Krauzlis rated it it was amazing. He looked like a Westerner, but thought like an Easterner. But when i started reading the next pages, i felt like am re-reading the same line and the same happened with the next pages and the next pages too: The story starts and restarts in different times and as you lustbaedr along the puzzle settles.

Just as he switches tenses from time to time. Check out his official web site.

The story is about a half-English half-Asian whatever guy in a small community outside of New York City who is drawn into a murder case when one of his neighbors is murdered. However even that was shown through multiple points of view, and Mr. As for the question of physical trials, one need look no further than the superb An Officer and a Gentlemen for proof that the actor would have been up to the task.

The first time i read it as an ebook during my office hours and i really had to skip a lot of pages fearing someone might mis-interpret the sensual descriptions: Called in to help on the first murder owing to the tip of a Shaken found in the body he gets more and more heavily involved the case.