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Breathtaking. Only terms like colossal, gigantic, titanic, unbelievable, gargantuan are properly descriptive Chicago Tribune Seethes with drama, sex, crime ... Clavell is, as always, a matchless talespinner Cosmopolitan A grand drama, with the glamour, mystique and perils of the Orient ... it has such breadth and power that at the end you will want to start at the beginning again. Manchester Evening News NOBLE HOUSE totally fulfils the function of a novel, taking me out of myself and transporting me into a majestic sweep of intrigue and excitement David Niven Fiction for addicts ... A book that you can get lost in for weeks. Not only is it as long as life, it's also as rich with possibilities New York Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are the days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes -- fire, flood, and landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong -- the heart of Asia -- rich in every trade... money, flesh, opium, power.
"The last time I was so taken with a spellbinding safari was when I read Gone With The Wind." -- Los Angeles Times. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
An amazing book. So much more than the 80's tv special. Brings you back to its original settings in the 60's and the turmoil before vietnam and so forthPublished on Aug. 17 2012 by Marc
As I said earlier I was very disappointed because I did not receive a new copy of Noble House, but with your recent refund of 20 % I reappraised your standing to 4 star. G.W. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2012 by G.W. Sampson
A very good novel about Hong Kong. As a native of Hong Kong, it fascinates me.
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Not bad, if you like a story about businessmen wheeling and dealing, although a bit long.Published on June 2 2004 by Paul Wilkinson
This book is the best book i ever read, but again this book is not recommended for lower class because it might offend them. But if your in upper class well one must have it.Published on May 20 2004 by za
Author James Clavell wrote six epic novels that he referred to as "The Asian Saga" consisting of Shogun, Tai-Pan, Gai-Jin, King Rat, Noble House, and Whirlwind. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2003 by Shane Kennedy
This book doesn't have the historical sweep, grandeur and other-worldly feel of SHOGUN, but it is even more densely packed with political and personal machinations, intrigue,... Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2003 by RMurray847