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    • ... Hi 'Saga ... Curious, do you prefer Tai Pan to Shogun ..?

      Posted Feb-14-2013 By 

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      • @Ex ExPat

        Shogun is my favorite novel of all time. Literally shit my pants when Mariko died.

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      • @Ex ExPat

        I would say yes but that is in no way an indictment against Shogun. Mostly because I was particularly drawn to Clavell's "green-eyed devil'" Dirk Struan. I just found him to be an exceptionally likeable and fascinating character. Shogun is probably a cut above the rest of Clavell's works if you examine them by their literary merit alone, but each book In the Saga has its own charm. The weakest of the bunch was Gai-Jin in my opinion but Clavell gets a pass as he was dying More..

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      • @AsianSaga ... very interesting ... thanks for the reply ... Shogun's my fave then King Rat ... didn't know about him wirting his last book on cancer :( ... hope your daughter appreciates the reference ...

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      • @Ex ExPat
        Thank you very much. We are planning on naming her Marlowe in reference to Phillip Marlowe (King Rat, Noble House) who interestingly enough was a mirror image of Clavell himself.

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      • @AsianSaga ... I really liked Marlowe ... great character ... lots of US vs UK differences in their relationship ...

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    • hey bud, just came over to tell you how much you make me laugh.
      I like the cut of your jib.
      your mma comment made me blow ice tea out my nose
      "munch my ass" haha too funny
      reading your comments on here, I like your comments on the books you read,
      I actually just read shogun again, what a great story
      I have also read several on your list, "once a great notion" all time favorite, and I agree with Marquez, great stuff
      nothing by Steinbeck? also, how about the art o More..

      Posted Mar-14-2013 By 

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      • @sluggoo
        Thank you kindly for the complimentary words. Glad that you enjoy some of the nonsense I post on here. It's rather cathartic for me actually.
        Truth be told I've never read The Art of War, but I plan to in the near future.
        As for Steinbeck, I've read my fair share and can certainly appreciate his body of work but more often than not I tend to gravitate away from American authors for whatever reason. I've read much of Hemingway and Vonnegut as well, but am more partial to James Baldw More..

        Posted Mar-15-2013 By 

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    • I've seen some very humorous stuff that made me say WTF, so I had to join up.

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    • 12th century Swedish wood-carving is worth a sub.

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    • ... subbed (thought I already had) ... cheers for the thumbs :)

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