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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In the end the book comes back to the internal schism in a man with feet in two vastly different worlds, and his struggle to reconcile all the varying parts of his heritage. Cover to the mass market paperback edition. Sep 15, Scott Avery rated it liked it Shelves: It was a nexus for many Japanese visiting or emigrating to the US. He has a slightly down at heel, world-weary outlook and Lustbafer warmed to him immediately.
Talent behind the camera certainly would have indicated a big hit, as the lustbwder attests: Many of luetbader are a blend of protagonist and antagonist, which is parallel to real life.
I sat in on a lot of the pre-production meetings, all of which were a disaster. There’s an overabundance of back avn for the main character and there are too many unnecessary characters. Trivia About The Ninja Nichol The Floating Outfit Book 4: They luatbader a great blend of action, adventure, philosophy and history. The skills of a ninja border on the almost supernatural and there are some great moments that illustrate the trained killer going about his deadly business.
He demonstrates a deep understanding in the differences between Eastern and Western cultures, and how those differences shape their people. As long as I’m apologizing, I’d probably apologize for dropping in pseudo-literary references to Raymond Chandler whose name I would be profaning were I to drop it into such wasteful florid proseto Cain and Abel—whom my main characters have literally nothing in common with, beyond a super-shallow “one’s sorta good and one’s sorta evil” take, to Shakespeare, and to all the people I’m lustbder like an 8th grader who only has a handful of references he’s aware of.
It gives Lustbader the opportunity to properly explain basic concepts of Eastern philosophy, for example the concept of face, as Croaker learns about them for the first time. I liked reading it. If not Gere, then who? A lkstbader year after being hired, Carpenter left for not being able to produce a workable draft. Sigh, that innocence is long gone.
The author simply does not believe in “Staying in the Phone Booth with the Gorilla” as Robert Newton Peck Secrets of Successful Fiction once advised, probably believing that this creates suspense rather than irritation.
The Crypts of Eden. This guy has great metaphors; I must have marked over 60 in the book and it’s only about pages long! Nicholas Linnear is a complex character, the product lustbaddr two completely different cultures but not really belonging to either.
There is a lot of background content to cover in understanding how all the bodies do relate to one another. Which brings me to the fact that Lustbader has major problems writing women.
It seems as if it will never be made in the image of my novel. Without a doubt this is a fascinating and entertaining read.
The Evil Tycoon even betrays the Hero on this point by alerting the Villain that they’re on to him! By turns tranquil and llustbader, this is the pinnacle of martial-arts fiction writing.
Also, by then, Ninja III: Although I received it for free, that lustbacer no way impacts my opinions within this review. A sprawling er “Totally absorbing There’s a plethora of information here about the History of Japan and even a bit about China in explaining the origins and continuation of the ninja. Feb 08, Alina rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is a sub plot involving an unsolved murder and Croaker is introduced as part of this. It is a pity that the later books tended to degenerate into oriental sorcery, but this is a stunning opening to t By turns tranquil and explosive, this is the pinnacle of martial-arts fiction writing.
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The Furies of Rome. An overly-intellectualizing, pretentious jackass, who, rather than having normal conversations with Yukio vab Justine, just preaches and sermonizes to them.
Star of Africa Ben Hope, Book While Lustbader’s knowledge of Japanese martial arts, philosophy and history is impressive, and the action sequences described are pretty gripping, I found some of the writing a tad pretentious – – especially his penchant for using words that would have even the brightest Mensa members scratching their heads and reaching for their dictionaries. And so has Death Here is the origin of Nicholas Linnear, half English, Half Oriental, who is about to enter a terrifying world of merciless assassins bound by the blackest codes of honour and skilled in the deadliest martial arts.
The Ninja (Nicholas Linnear, book 1) by Eric Van Lustbader
That seems to be his basic formula in the topics he chooses. View all 11 comments. I actually think The Ninja has aged better than virtually all of its contemporaries. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The book is pages, so figure the reader has a long way to go before it reaches a climax. Well, not a very good one, and so I apologize. Lest you think I’m kidding, when the Chinese and Japanese are not speaking like extras on “Kung Fu”, we have one prominent black character who speaks like Superfly, a wizened NYC detective who speaks like any generic TV detective of the ’70s, and Mr.
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This is part detective fiction, part martial arts thriller and part life story of the central character. Lustbdaer the story covers around forty years, from the tail end of World War II right up until the early nineteen eighties. He was so not.