Tag Archives: Asian Saga

Top Ten Books Read In 2012

WASHINGTON DC, December 28, 2012- I read a few books this year.  I don’t know how many exactly, but probably not as many as I would have liked.  I did read Fall of Giants, Shogun, and Tai Pan– all really long novels.  It was a little difficult to pick my favorites, and since I have […]

Shogun, James Clavell

***** Shogun Asian Saga #3 Author: James Clavell First Edition: 1975 Original language: English Summary: It is 1598 and John Blackthorne is the English pilot of the Dutch vessel, Erasmus.  Running from enemies in South American waters, Blackthorne becomes the first English pilot to reach Japan after a seemingly hopeless two-year voyage across the Pacific. […]

Tai-Pan, James Clavell

****1/2 Tai-Pan (Asian Saga #2) Author: James Clavell First Edition:  Atheneum, 1966 Original language:  English Summary: The novel opens with the British seizure of Hong Kong after the first Opium War.  Long and sweeping, covering the lives of many characters, the book focuses on Dirk Struan, the Tai-Pan, the most powerful trader in Asia and […]