One of the best books I've ever read! I love this story and found its characters unforgettable. This is a rare story that makes you see the world through different eyes. I felt I learned a great deal about ancient Japanese culture during the time of the Samurai. I even learned a little bit of the language. After reading this--I had to see the movie with Richard Chamberlain which is very good as well. Highly recommend this book!
This is one of the best books I have ever read, I could hardly put it down. If you have never read Shogun, I would highly recomend it.
I hurried home at lunch while on a business trip to read more of this great novel. Absolutely the best by James Clavell!!
Some books are hard to part with. I wouldn't trade Shogun for, well....all the tea in China. However, knowing that you'll appreciate it, and walk away a better person for having read this masterpiece, makes it worth it to me. This book will embarass the writers of "Geisha" and "The Last Samuri". ENJOY!!
The first in Clavell's "Asian Saga" a very good read, though quite long at 1000+ pages. Very moving, even until the last pages.