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That they have a long path to travel? I know just enough about martial arts to understand I really know nothing of them. The action scenes are absolutely rivetting, and still have me writhing in my seat trying to block as the blows fall. 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. Although I received it for free, that in no way impacts my opinions within this review.

If you wanted to understand it, you’d be better off reading the Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. It takes the focus from the sweet ninja action I want from lustbadsr book titled “The Ninja. This was not a quick read. The first and best of the series, first published in Then the script came in. Nov 18, Ninjw rated it it was nijna Shelves: As long as I’m apologizing, I’d probably apologize for dropping in pseudo-literary references to Raymond Chandler whose name I would be profaning were I to drop it into such wasteful florid proseto Cain and Abel—whom my main characters have literally nothing in common with, beyond a super-shallow “one’s sorta good and one’s sorta evil” take, to Shakespeare, and to all the people I’m referencing like an 8th grader who only has a handful of references he’s aware of.

Though to use either term in describing this incredibly juvenile masturbatory fantasy is an offense to books and stories everywhere.


Of course the war was a polarizing event for all, but especially the Japanese, after the atrocities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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.

Sure, I was forewarned that it wasn’t very good but tha I don’t even erjc how to begin a review of this “book. No And sometimes, you know you’re in trouble on page 1.

In the Big Confrontation, the Hero and the Tycoon lure the Villain to a site of their choosing so as to surprise the Villain who doesn’t realize he’s being lured. I am not inexperienced in martial arts. Ninjas are like samurai, but are often hired by them to do dirty work samurai wouldn’t touch. Nick’s mother was Japanese, and she saw the worst of the war when her husband was killed before her eyes. I sat in on a lot of the pre-production meetings, all of which were a disaster.

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Except porno comic might be good. Ever wanted to see a ninja sodomize a young boy while being rimmed by a prostitute?

The Evil Tycoon even betrays the Hero on this point by alerting the Villain that they’re on to him! We asked the author about his first exposure in that pre-boom period: The book is divided into five parts, called “rings,” as an apparent homage to Miyamoto Musashi ‘s The Book of Five Rings. I first read this book in the early 80 when it came out and I loved it then. Many of them are a blend of protagonist and antagonist, lustbadder is parallel to lusbtader life.

He touches on all these but the crossover effect while it obviously made the book appeal enough for millions of readers to buy it is messy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Just as he drops in a detail that makes you backtrack paragraphs to find out if you missed some previous reference to that detail, which otherwise seems to add nothing and signify nothing. Last year, copies started showing up for sale of a script draft for The Ninja dated January 24, The descriptions, the way things were defined, kustbader helped set not just the tone, but also the pacing of the novel. Jan-Michael Vincent around that same time period comes to mind, between action films like Defiance and Hooper but pre- Air Wolf.


“THE NINJA” vs. “THE NINJA: The Movie”

They raced to beat it to the screen, like Deep Impact did to Armageddon or Tombstone did to Wyatt Earpand may have done it so well that the second bigger movie never came out as a result.

I’d be offended by the cultural appropriation, but I’m not sure on whose behalf I should be offended. Was that intentional on Lustbader’s part? Throw in some suitably saucy sex scenes and you have an adult themed thriller that works on many levels.

The Ninja | Eric Van Lustbader

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.

I’m still no authority, but I have a much clearer picture not only of Martial Arts but also the Asian background experience with it. At times, this trammels the already flattened suspension-of-disbelief, as when our hero stops on his way to the Final Conflict at a movie house to pump up with some Bruce Lee flicks.

If you’re not feeling punished, at the end of book four, starts dropping the subject of the sentence. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone wanting an outstanding treatment of the Shadow Warriors, the Shinobi, the Ninja Lustbader’s choice for portraying Nicholas Linnear was Richard Gerebut it never got to that point.