Search Results: "James Clavell"


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SHOGUN by James Clavell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 1975

"Engrossing, predictable and surely sellable."
In Clavell's last whopper, Tai-pan, the hero became tai-pan (supreme ruler) of Hong Kong following England's victory in the first Opium War. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 10, 1986

"Tremendous readership assured."
Clavell's fifth novel in his Asian saga (King Rat, Tai-Pan, Shogun, Noble House) is a 1,216-page superblockbuster adventure story set in revolutionary Iran, between February 9 and March 4, 1979, long before the hostage crisis but with Shah Pahlavi just having left the country and Khomeini waiting in the wings. Read full book review >

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NOBLE HOUSE by James Clavell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1981

There's nothing wrong with Clavell's new "Asian Saga" novel that cutting 900 pages wouldn't fix. Read full book review >

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THRUMP O MOTO by James Clavell
Released: Sept. 26, 1986

"Sure to be a money-maker."
The best-selling author of Shogun issues a saccharine coffee-table bed time story about a pretty little cripple who takes a magic journey and learns to walk. Read full book review >

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TAI-PAN by James Clavell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1966

"Publisher promotion, which will be strong, may not even be necessary."
A fat, gusty, commercial historical novel that will most probably sweep the bookstore windows on the strength of its narrative, Tai-Pan is a much better book than Clavell's first, King Rat. Read full book review >

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GAI-JIN by James Clavell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"You get your money's worth if you want to spend it here."
Back to feudal Japan, which now enters the modern world, from the master of the three-decker behemoth (Shogun, Tai-pan, Noble House, etc.). Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
by Julie Danielson

To say that Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James knocked their first picture book out of the ballpark would be an understatement about a book with very little that is understated about it. In the short time it’s been on shelves, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut has garnered a host of starred reviews and much-deserved praise.

This rhythmic ...


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AWESOME OCTOBER
by Bobbi Dumas

Oh wow, too many great titles out this month!

I’m almost finished with Sherry Thomas’ second Charlotte Holmes/Sherlock Holmes book,  A Conspiracy in Belgravia and it’s just fabulous (full disclosure, Sherry Thomas sent me the audio CDs because I couldn’t get them from the audio publisher, but anyone who knows me knows I love everything she writes and ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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JAMES PARKS AND BEN COSTA
by Alex Heimbach

“A skeleton and a slime walk into a bar…” That may sound like the wind up to a very nerdy joke, but it’s actually the set up for a scene in James Parks and Ben Costa’s new YA graphic novel, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo: The Road to Epoli, which, to be fair, is full of very nerdy — ...


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