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About the Author
James Clavell (1921-1994) was a novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. He is best known for his epic Asian Saga novels, which launched with the 1962 bestseller King Rat, and their televised adaptations. He also wrote screenplays for such films as The Great Escape and The Fly, and was a writer, director, and producer on To Sir, with Love. His books Shōgun, Noble House, Tai-Pan, and Whirlwind were #1 New York Times bestsellers.
"An utterly engrossing classic that still thrills to this day. James Clavell's Shōgun draws you in and never lets you go. This epic story epitomizes the will to battle fiercely despite impossible odds. A riveting must-read."-- "Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author"
"An epic novel that cuts bloodred deep into the beating heart of the timeless quest for power. Clavell's work is rightly positioned among the must-read historical fiction classics."-- "Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel and The Force"
"A colossal work in every way...A huge panorama...but you won't want it shorter by one sentence."-- "Cosmopolitan"
"Shōgun is irresistible...I can't remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. Perhaps it was the author's Hong Kong novel Tai-Pan...James Clavell breathes narrative. It's almost impossible not to continue to read Shōgun once having opened it. Yet it's not only something that you read--you live it...People, customs, settings, needs, and desires all become so enveloping you forget who and where you are."-- "New York Times Book Review"
"Adventure and action, the suspense of danger, shocking, touching human relationships...A climactic human story."-- "Los Angeles Times"
"One of those books that blots up vacations and imperils marriages because it simply will not let the reader go."-- "Washington Post"
"Exciting, totally absorbing...Be prepared for late nights, meals untasted, business unattended."-- "Philadelphia Inquirer"
"Superbly crafted...Grips the reader like a riptide...Gets the juices flowing!"-- "Washington Star"
"A tale surging with action, intrigue, and love...A huge cast...Vast and dramatic...Stunning...savage...beautiful...An extraordinary performance."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Adventure, intrigue, love...death, bloodshed, and sex...Reader, you'll love it!"-- "Library Journal"