Shogun Author:James Clavell Shogun is irresistible...I can't remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. Perhaps it was the author's Hong Kong novel, Tai-Pan, nine years ago. James Clavell breathes narrative. It's almost impossible not to continue to read Shogun once having opened it. Yet it's not only something that you read - you live it...possessed by th... more »e Englishman Blackthorne, the Japanese lord Toranaga and medieval Japan...People, customs, setting, needs and desires all become so enveloping you forget who and where you are.