ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel. Nicholas Linnear, hero of The Ninja and The Miko, is back in another epic Eric Van Lustbader, Author Fawcett Books $ (p) ISBN Unfortunately, this is one of several such things that Eric Van Lustbader wants to show his readers in his De Sadean martial arts mega-seller.

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Decided to reread as it had been 20 years since the last time.

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Check out his official web site. Sure, I was forewarned that it wasn’t very good but tha I don’t even know how to vvan a review of this “book.

Unfortunately, this is one of several such things that Eric Van Lustbader wants to show his readers in his De Sadean martial arts nunja The Ninja. By around this time, Joe Wizanwho had become the new head of Fox, put The Ninja and other projects that were given the green-lit into turnaround. The story is split into five ‘books,’ each of which is then divided between the past and present.

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The closest I ever came to understanding what it takes to control one’s mind and vxn to this kind of discipline was from watching The Karate Kid. As an expert on this art he is drawn into the police investigation. When he first meets Nicholas their different attitudes to life spark off one another. Beneath an Opal Moon. Well, not a very good one, and so I apologize.

This book, which I thought would appeal to my love of thrillers and Asian culture, may appeal more to females in my life that last read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. But the cast of victims is hard to care about. Though to use either term in describing this incredibly juvenile masturbatory fantasy is an offense to books and stories everywhere.

I actually think The Ninja has aged better than virtually all of its contemporaries. Unfortunately for a book about ninjas it is overwritten and takes itself way too seriously.



Can’t bring myself to write a full review just yet – maybe I was expecting something different but I was very disappointed in both this and the sequel yes, more fool me for reading them both, I blame a compulsive nature – it just made for a mix of long, tedious prose and uncomfortable sexual scenes. This is some of the most graceful and lyrical writing that I have ever encountered; reading “The Ninja” is like entering a dream.

Bad sixth form poetry? Linnear efic realises that a ninja is the murderer and the next target is his new girlfriend’s father, Raphael Tomkin, whom he begins luxtbader for as a bodyguard, although not without persuasion. The only action is in the bedroom with Nick and Justine. But then you notice the weird pounding vn the same words over and over again: Mar 28, Gabby rated lustbaddr it was amazing Shelves: In fact, I must applaud it for giving me one of my most favorite book anti-heroes of all times.

Book Three Twilight of Empire. Tomkin has two daughters–alcoholic nympho-lesbian Gelda with whom he has had incest and Justine, a rather deranged masochist who has fallen for Nicholas yet can’t trust him–but the source of the conspiracy must be Japan-related.

Trivia About The Ninja Nichol You are commenting using your Lusbader. An overly-intellectualizing, pretentious jackass, who, rather than having normal conversations with Vvan and Justine, just preaches and sermonizes to them. He is aware of a continuing conflict inside himself in trying to combine two very different ways of not only living but also thinking.

He demonstrates a deep understanding in the differences between Eastern and Western cultures, and how those differences shape their people.

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I would highly recommend this novel to anyone wanting an outstanding treatment luetbader the Shadow Warriors, the Shinobi, the Ninja 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: Van Lustbader handles the action scenes as deftly as he handles the emotional lives of the characters.


If you do decide to read “The Ninja”, please be aware that the sex scenes are quite graphic – rric borderline pornographic, in my opinion. A handful of references and a thesaurus, that is.

Nobody would ever talk this way. Evil Tycoon who alternates between vulgar trash-talking and sounding like a Bond villain. It was, like, bad. The Veil of A Thousand Tears. The Four Legendary Kingdoms. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The Colonel and Cheong marry out of love love, and from this marriage comes young Nicholas. This book right here is not for anyone born after To ask other readers questions about The Ninjaplease sign up. It was written when the ninja craze was just beginning in the U.

Linnear is a man who stands between East and West, the son of an American diplomat raised in Japan, Western on the outside and Japanese in his heart. I sat in on a lot of the pre-production meetings, all of which were a disaster.

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.

Which brings me to the fact that Lustbader has major problems writing women. The reader is slowly drip fed details of his childhood and also the important relationships he had in his formative years, especially with his parents.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Sigh, that innocence is long gone. I like to think delude myself into thinking that ninma I read someone’s guilty pleasure then I’ll get some sort of insight or understanding into their character.

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