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One of my favorite books has been Kindleized and the price is reasonable. Tai-Pan by James Clavell, a good read. Maybe clicking on the Request button pays off.

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Oh, I absolutely love this book. Clavell's best IMO. I probably read and re-read it ten times in high school. Thanks for reminding me about it!
 

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Okay, I'm downloading a sample. I have never gotten around to reading any of Clavell's books, so maybe it's time!
 

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Jeff said:
King Rat
is also available for The Kindle. It isn't his best but I've enjoyed everything Clavell ever wrote. I've probably read Shogun at least five times.
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I'm glad you said that. I don't know how many times I've heard it said that King Rat is Clavell's best novel. It's a worthy read, but I find Shogun and Tai-Pan to be much more compelling.

PS If anyone is hesitating about Shogun because of the awful mini-series of a few years ago... let me assure you that the mini-series failed to capture any of the depth and nuance on the novel. A complete injustice. That's probably not surprising to anyone on these boards, though!
 

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Harvey said:
If anyone is hesitating about Shogun because of the awful mini-series of a few years ago... let me assure you that the mini-series failed to capture any of the depth and nuance on the novel. A complete injustice. That's probably not surprising to anyone on these boards, though!
I was in Japan when the mini-series was televised there and I almost got stoned. (I mean struck with stones as punishment - for those of you who may not know of the original meaning.)
 

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One of my favorite books has been Kindleized and the price is reasonable. Tai-Pan by James Clavell, a good read. Maybe clicking on the Request button pays off.

$6.39
YEY!!
 

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cush said:
One of my favorite books has been Kindleized and the price is reasonable. Tai-Pan by James Clavell, a good read. Maybe clicking on the Request button pays off.

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another click, another sample!! I think I have 7 pages of samples now!!
 

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Harvey said:
PS If anyone is hesitating about Shogun because of the awful mini-series of a few years ago... let me assure you that the mini-series failed to capture any of the depth and nuance on the novel. A complete injustice. That's probably not surprising to anyone on these boards, though!
A few years ago? When nearly 30 years seems like only a few years, you know you're getting old. That's okay. I think 1964 was yesterday.

I liked Tai-Pan better than Shogun.

The book I really loved is Dynasty, Robert S. Elegant, set in China, about the founding of a great trading family. I don't think it's kindlized yet and it looks like it's out of print.
 

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Tai-Pan is the first in the series, then comes Gai Jin, then King Rat and finally Nobel House. I hope they'll Kindlize the other two books. Would also like to see Shogun Kindlized.

There are a lot I'd like to see Kindlized, but I guess that's another thread.  Sigh ...
 

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A few years ago? When nearly 30 years seems like only a few years, you know you're getting old. That's okay. I think 1964 was yesterday.

I liked Tai-Pan better than Shogun.

The book I really loved is Dynasty, Robert S. Elegant, set in China, about the founding of a great trading family. I don't think it's kindlized yet and it looks like it's out of print.

...set in China, about the founding of a great trading family
 

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You faked me out,Jeff!  I got all excited thinking Noble House had been Kindleized and clicked on the cover....  :'(  Oh well, clicked on the Request on Kindle button....
 
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