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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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Well, page 17, in fact, but it’s the first page of the first book, after a three page prologue. It’s wrong in so many ways, it’s s through and through from Reagan America to our obsession with everything Japan. Day of the Caesars Eagles of the Empire Even after I realized there was a big case of Just Didn’t Care going on, and “throw another simile on the barbie”, I would reread entire chapters over and over trying to figure out if they had any relevance to anything.

Sep 13, Paul rated it really liked it. I know just enough about martial arts to understand I really know nothing of them.

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

Book Three Twilight of Empire. We asked the author about his first exposure in that pre-boom period: Eric Van Lustbader was born and raised in Greenwich Village. And Nicholas, son of an English colonel who has discarded his Jewish blood and a Japanese-Chinese beauty whose death by ritual suicide and beheading Nicholas witnesses is obviously the sleuth for the job.


The Other Side of the Mirror. War at the Edge of the World: The Ninja was sold to 20th CenturyFox, to be made into a major motion picture. I can’t even keep up the parody. This page was last edited on 4 Augustat So cool… But such was never to be.

Nick grew up combining the best of both cultures in his home. It’s the exploration of those differences that I think raise The Ninja above your standard by-the-numbers thriller.

Would you like us to take another look niinja this review? The closest I ever came to understanding what it takes to control one’s mind and body to this kind of discipline was from watching The Karate Kid.

Eric has done a masterful job of putting the visions to paper.

Can’t bring myself to write a full review just yet – maybe I was expecting something different but I was very disappointed in both this and the sequel yes, more fool me for reading them both, I blame a compulsive nature – it just made for a mix of long, ,ustbader prose and uncomfortable sexual scenes. At times, this trammels the already flattened suspension-of-disbelief, as when our hero stops on his way to the Final Conflict at a movie house to pump up with some Bruce Lee flicks.

Over years of training, he ascended to the highest ranks imaginable—until a confrontation over the very meaning of ninjutsu changed his approach to martial arts forever, sending him on a journey that would take him across the globe.

“THE NINJA” vs. “THE NINJA: The Movie”

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Damn, I love love love the idea of Richard Gere, lustbacer ish, playing Linnear, and according to the author he was the closest to getting the gig. This reads like someone had heard the phrase “eastern mindset” without any concept of what it was.


Van Lustbader handles the action scenes as deftly as he handles the emotional lives of the characters.

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

Eric Van Lustbader indulges himself in some wordsmith creativity when it comes to bedrooms, living rooms, or wherever is handy to do some bodice ripping and sexual contortionist tricks. You’ve successfully reported this review. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! We get two of these: But considering how little either of these characters are vn out at this juncture of the book, why should I be emotionally invested in one of them shoving their finger up the other’s asshole?

Of course the war was a polarizing event for all, but especially the Japanese, after the atrocities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in While Lustbader’s knowledge of Japanese martial arts, philosophy and vah is impressive, and the action sequences described are pretty gripping, I found some of the writing a tad pretentious – – especially his penchant for using words that would have even the brightest Mensa members scratching their heads and reaching for their dictionaries.

I am currently reading “Shibumi” by Trevanian – – another book from my youth I recall reading just before reading “The Ninja” – – and, so far, it seems to be holding up despite the passage of time.

I remember these books as being cracking thrillers with insights into Japanese culture – oh, and plenty of hot sex.


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