Book Reviews of Tai-Pan

Author: James Clavell
ISBN-13: 9780440184621
ISBN-10: 0440184622
Publication Date: 9/1/1986
Pages: 736
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A great story, great characters, great dialogue, history, culture I could go on for ages. Basically, if you are interested in a historical novel, Asia, China, Hong Kong, the sea, action, romance, this book has it all.
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Helpful Score: 1
An excellent historical novel of the British seizure & colonization of Hong Kong in the early 19th century told through the struggles of 2 rival trading companies and the families aligned with them. An insightful look at both the Chinese & British cultures of the time and how they inform these cultures today.
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A great classic!
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this book is part of a trilogy. it is a must read trilogy. japanese settings many years ago.
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Must read historical fiction
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Lots of entertainment, action, sex and sin, murder, etc. A real epic.
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Very good read
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I read this book on my first trip to Hong Kong. If you're interested in Hong Kong, or going there, you must read this!