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''Grand entertainment…packed with action…gaudy and flamboyant with blood and sin, treachery and conspiracy, sex and murder…fresh and vigorous.'' --New York Times
''A fabulous epic of the Far East that will disturb and excite you…a thrilling and enticing tale of adventure and human relationships…dramatic episodes, exotic vignettes, and heady descriptive passages.'' --Baltimore Sun --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
James Clavell (1921-1994) was a novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. He is best known for his epic 'Asian Saga' series of novels and their televised adaptations, along with screenplays for such films as The Great Escape, The Fly, and To Sir, with Love. His books Noble House and Whirlwind were #1 New York Times bestsellers.
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
This one rocked! I loved the saga of Dirk Struan and how this family got it's toehold in the Far East -- a big, gutsy, fast paced booked full of descriptions of life in Hong Kong... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jilla Lonsdale
I've thoroughly enjoyed all of the Clavell novels that I have read. This one is superb. Clavell is a master.Published 3 months ago by Dejan C
A lengthy book to read seemingly a little bogged down at times but well worth reading to the end!!!Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have read the book twice before about 40 years ago and am still
Impressed by it. I have read all of James Clavell's books, before and
am doing it again as he was a... Read more
I just had to buy this book to complete the series. Anything written by James Clavell is a worthwhile read and never a disappointment.Published on Oct. 30 2013 by R. Papp
Very enjoyable, I anticipated the ending. I would have liked the conclusion to have been different, however I would recommend the book.Published on Aug. 7 2013 by John
I'm an avid reader, have been my whole life, and I'm in love with Asia. At first, this book starts off rather slowley, giving you the low-down on basic history and building the... Read morePublished on April 28 2004 by artsy