ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel. 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. 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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Oct 18, RunRachelRun rated it really liked it. The film rights to this novel were originally sold to Fox but, for whatever reason maybe someone actually stopped and read the book?

Evil Tycoon who alternates between vulgar trash-talking and sounding like a Bond villain. Return to Book Page.

Feb 24, Perry Martin rated it liked it. As the events spiral closer in towards Linnear and his difficult relationship with the police investigator mutates into friendship, he is forced reluctantly to the ninma that his conflict has come back to pursue him, and he must take up the sword again.

This book has archaic gender stereotypes as well, as evidenced by this later interaction between Nick and Justine: Nicholas Linnear takes up the burden of learning bujutsu as a child and becomes one of the greatest living masters of the Japanese fighting arts. We won’t even get into the whole “Eastern mindset” thing.

I wanted to like this book. His fight scene with Louis Gosset Jr. Rather than just do a blurb, let me paste some points from a personal analysis I did of the story. 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. This is part detective fiction, part martial arts thriller and nimja life story of the central character.


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The first and most intriguing of the series I’ve read to date. The Domination were fixtures on cable and VHS rental. Nicholas Linnear is a complex character, the product of two completely different cultures but not really belonging to either.

So it was with Nicholas Linnear’s father, the Colonel. I have family who have been in the film business all their lives. This was not a quick read. I’m not even going to talk about the “plot” of this mess. That said, I did enjoy the book enough to want to travel down memory lane again and read one or two more Lustbader novels that I recall enjoying in my youth.

In hindsight, Revenge might have been solely greenlit and rushed into production based on the Lustbader book being in development across town. The story ends as a come-on for the second in the series. Though to use either term in describing this incredibly juvenile masturbatory fantasy is an offense to books and stories everywhere.

The relationships, with their similarities and contrasts between Eastern and Western mind sets, was fascinating to see. Unfortunately he accepts a debt of honor which he feels obligated to pay, regardless of how difficult it may end up making his own life, thus leaving the story wide open for a sequel. 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.

A sprawling er “Totally absorbing Conversely, the s was a decade that very aggressively wanted an identity of its own, and actively distanced itself from music, cinematic and pop culture trends of the disco 70s. 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. The next scene they share together ends with this sentence: They are a great blend of action, adventure, philosophy and history.


But we, the readers, know way more about him than she does, because we’ve been privy to his swirling-ash-coffee thoughts, and they’ve spoken about words to each other. In short, it’s mindless pulp entertainment with not much of a plot, but I still have fond memories of it. It repeats like something that was repetitive. My views this time around are totally confused, initially i liked the book, say for the first pages or so.

And inspite of all that i still can’t help but like the east-west comparison. The book is divided into five parts, called “rings,” as an apparent homage to Miyamoto Musashi ‘s The Book of Five Rings. So yeah, 80s blockbuster novel. It was a hot mess.

Dialogue is just exposition; it doesn’t matter who’s ninjs it is. I started asking questions and immediately became fascinated by these modern-day masters of chaos. This approach helps clarify the story for the reader, as well as neatly avoiding overuse of flashbacks. Harker rated it did not like it. There’s an overabundance of back story for the main character and there are too many unnecessary characters.

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The descriptions, the way things were defined, all helped set not just the tone, lusthader also the pacing of the novel. Without a doubt this is a fascinating and entertaining read. I would like to thank NetGalley and Open Road Media for the chance to read this e-book in exchange for an honest review. There is a sub plot involving an unsolved murder and Croaker is introduced as part of this.