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Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori, Bk 2)
Grass for His Pillow - Tales of the Otori, Bk 2
Author: Lian Hearn
Book II of the internationally bestselling phenomenon Tales of the Otori trilogy, Grass for His Pillow returns us to a mythical, medieval Japan, in a story of clashing powers, divided loyalties, and passionate love played out on a dazzling landscape. — A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, one of Book magazine's best...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781573222518
ISBN-10: 1573222518
Publication Date: 8/11/2003
Pages: 320
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  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Not one of the best books I've read and is about the same style of read as the first in the series: quick and simple. The author continues to avoid using words and phrases native to the culture and detailed descriptions of the area, which would give it a better feel for the Japanese setting in which the story takes place, so that does leave it feeling a bit generic at times. But, since it is a fast read, I'll finish the series up by reading the third book after this since I have it on hand.
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Helpful Score: 2
Part 2 of the Tales of The Otori, this book is every bit as good as the first in the series. Great characterization and sense of place (medieval Japan). Although I think it could have been shortened quite a bit without losing much, it was a fairly quick read. Since much of the "history" is completely fabricated, the book almost seems more of an historical fantasy than history (complete with a Ninja-type hero who can go invisible and project images of himself to confuse an enemy). That's not necessarily a complaint, merely an caution for those who prefer their historical novels to be more factual and accurate.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is book two of a trilogy. Amazing story of early Japan and the people who fought to make it what it is today. The courage and beliefs that shape the characters is very believable,I am on my way to ordering book three. Very well written and entertaining.Through the whole story is an amazing love,non-shakeable loyalties and strength that builds instead of destroys. The writer really paints the picture in each scene,it takes you there immediately.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not one of the best books I've read and is about the same style of read as the first in the series: quick and simple. The author continues to avoid using words and phrases native to the culture and detailed descriptions of the area, which would give it a better feel for the Japanese setting in which the story takes place, so that does leave it feeling a bit generic at times. But, since it is a fast read, I'll finish the series up by reading the third book after this since I have it on hand.
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Helpful Score: 1
The continuing story of the Otori. I thought it was less impressive than the first one but still worth the effort to see how things progress in this world.
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Entire series is excellent.


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