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ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel. Nicholas Linnear, hero of The Ninja and The Miko, is back in another epic Eric Van Lustbader, Author Fawcett Books $ (p) ISBN Unfortunately, this is one of several such things that Eric Van Lustbader wants to show his readers in his De Sadean martial arts mega-seller.

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Another interesting speculation — fight choreographer. This was the era of Nijna Grey in heavy yellow-face make-up playing an ancient kung-fu master in Remo Williams while Mako and Keye Luke sat home unemployed. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. I remember these books as being cracking thrillers with insights into Japanese culture – oh, and plenty of hot sex. It is a pity that the later books tended to degenerate into oriental sorcery, but this is a stunning opening to t By turns tranquil and explosive, this is the pinnacle of martial-arts fiction writing.

It is suggested that by becoming ninja they strive to advance to an even higher plane, gaining skills such as harageior sensing ninjw surrounding world in a different manner. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I may give “The Miko” a go next. Politics and subterfuge lead to the deaths of his parents, a grudge gets passed to the next generation, and he flees Japan. This book was first published inso some of the references and language is a bit dated, yet in no way does that detract from the power of this tale.

Got it ,ustbader price on kindle I had wanted to re read it and have thoroughly enjoyed it again the second time round. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The next scene they share together ends with this sentence: Eric Van Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village.

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Fast forward to and, after I loved this book when I read it back in the 80s, and had I reviewed it then I probably would have given it four, or even five stars.

View all 11 comments. Van Lustbader once again handled a very charged topic with delicacy and respect. Kershner turned out to be the wrong man for the job and was nimja by John Carpenter as new director. Star of Africa Ben Hope, Book I re-read this one. Oct 12, Tom Johnson rated it it was ok. A sprawling erotic thriller that swings from postwar Japan to present-day New York in a relentless saga of violence and terror elaborately designed for the most savage vengeance of all There are two more books available for the Kindle.

There’s an overabundance of back story for the main character and there are too many unnecessary characters. I was keen to see how well a novel stands the test of time.

The Ninja (Nicholas Linnear, book 1) by Eric Van Lustbader

Linnear is a man who stands between East and West, the son of an American diplomat raised in Japan, Western on the outside and Japanese in his heart. Though lustgader use either term in describing this incredibly juvenile masturbatory fantasy is an offense to books and stories everywhere. Retrieved from ” https: Harmony is the basis of a clear mind, of a good and powerful karma.

Or how the villain manages to be lugging around a body of his own approximate site for easy throwing out of a window later or perhaps he planted that body earlier for easy catapulting—it’s nijja explained. The flash backs are there to expand on the life of Nicholas Linnear as he grows up learning martial arts and becoming able to understand the oriental way of life and thought process.

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The other character I really enjoy in this novel is the police detective Lew Croaker. I found the description of the first couple of murders jinja written very well.

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While Nicholas Linnear is the main protagonist, there are other, supporting protagonists and antagonists that all play their roles well. Evil Tycoon who alternates between vulgar trash-talking and sounding like a Bond villain. Just as he sometimes describes a person’s literal-word-thoughts without identifying that they are the person’s thoughts by quotes, by italics, by changing from the third person to the first; the reader is on his lustbaeer as to who is thinking what, what is fact, what is feeling.

A Japanese-American erotic martial-arts thriller with a lust for fancy writing, a plot lifted from The Big Sleep and Fu Manchu, bloody pages strewn with haiku–all of it padded unmercifully with Japanese history and warrior lore. Mar 13, Eric rated it did not like it Shelves: Van Lustbader has a talent for seamlessly moving between layers of history, from A.

The first and most intriguing of the series I’ve read to date. Don’t get me started lustbadwr that. When it was written, international travel was nowhere near as accessible and this added to the glamour of the book for the reader. What about Japanese or other Asian actors? It’s the exploration of those differences that I think raise The Ninja above your standard by-the-numbers thriller. Feb 11, Mr Roy Davidson rated it did not eruc it. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Caught between East and West, erid past he can’t escape and a destiny he can’t avoid, he is trapped in a web of old lust and present passions that will converge on a terrifying moment of revelation and revenge Both are equally skilled in their disciplines, differing only in the philosophy that drives them.