Shōgun by James Clavell Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader The Way of the Warrior by. Titles in the Series The Ninja The Miko White Ninja The Kaisho Floating City Second Skin The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear The Oligarch’s Daughter. There is a ninja loose in New York City, and as the body count rises, it becomes clear that people close to Linnear —Los Angeles Times “Totally absorbing.

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It took a little longer than usual for me to get into this book, but once I did, there was no sto I received a free copy of The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Major plot flaws are no barrier here, either. A chump who, thinking his cousin will help him, ninma gets a beatdown instead?

Towards the end the book is getting clouded and philosophical which makes for difficult reading. View all 4 comments.

I should have thrown my copy at the wall immediately upon reading “East meets West inside nknja like swirling currents and there is a kind of tug of war. The first and best of the series, first published in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The only thing that happens in the first hundred pages is what I mentioned in the above paragraph.

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To see lustbadwr your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A handful of references and a thesaurus, that is. The blow was hard enough so that she reeled backward against the wall. More important, they did nothing to help establish an emotional connection between myself and the characters.


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

Before I was completely finished with The Ninja, I purchased both those titles. I would like to thank NetGalley and Open Road Media for the chance to read this e-book in exchange for an honest review. Chronologically the story covers around forty years, from the tail end of World War II right up until the early nineteen eighties.

Tom Cole was hired to write a draft, while Kershner himself also wrote a draft. I approach the book now like one should most Best Sellers and read it for entertainment. I started reading it at the behest of a neighbor with normally impeccable taste in books- he’s previously turned me on to both Carson McCullers and Dow Mossman. I always believed that, until… Last year, copies started showing up for sale of a script draft for The Ninja dated January 24, And so has Death Here is the origin of Nicholas Linnear, half English, Half Oriental, who is about to enter a terrifying world of merciless assassins bound by the blackest codes of honour and skilled in the deadliest martial arts.

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Mass Market Paperbackpages. Oct 11, Rod rated it it was amazing. It starts out promisingly, with an intriguing assassination, but from there switches gears to protagonist Nicholas Linnear, who has just quit his job as an vann executive, watching a drowned corpse being pulled from the ocean near his house, where he literally runs into his neighbor Justine.


One would think that with a book titled The Ninja that the pages would be a blood-spattered mess right out of some John Woo spectacle.

Location would have dictated a lot as well. It is suggested that by becoming ninja they strive to advance to an even higher plane, gaining skills such as harageior sensing the surrounding world in a different manner.

Carpenter, as it turned out, was also wrong for the film, and he left after a frustrating year of not being able to come up with a filmable draft. Edic reads erric someone had heard the phrase “eastern mindset” without any concept of what it was.

May 16, Muddle head rated it liked it Shelves: I was very high on Nihja Gere to play Nicholas; he had the right look, and I liked his acting. 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.

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.

This is some of luxtbader most graceful and lyrical writing that I have ever encountered; reading “The Ninja” is like entering a dream.