ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel. Nicholas Linnear, hero of The Ninja and The Miko, is back in another epic Eric Van Lustbader, Author Fawcett Books $ (p) ISBN 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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Weird murders are happening in New York, you see: With time and perspective and some nostalgiaI actually enjoy The Ninja now more than I did back in the day.

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The Ninja Cover to the mass market paperback edition. She is raised in lustbaer traditional Japanese household, but her parents suspected that she may be half Chinese. He is the author of more than twenty-five best-selling novels, including The Ninja, in which he introduced Nicholas Linnear, one of modern fiction’s most beloved and enduring heroes. In the end the book comes back to the internal schism in a man with feet in two vastly different worlds, and his struggle to reconcile ninma the varying parts of his heritage.

Don’t get me started on that. Because he doesn’t believe the body has anything to do with him, Nick proceeds with his plans for the day and ignores all the attention the discovery of the “floater” is attracting. In the process i also missed out on huge chunks of the story, losing the plot totally by the end of it all.

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I wanted egic like this book. It’s wrong in so many ways, it’s s through and through from Reagan America to our obsession with everything Japan. I actually think The Ninja has aged better than virtually all of its contemporaries.

In hindsight, Revenge might have been solely greenlit and rushed into production based on the Lustbader book being in development across town.


Just as he sometimes describes a person’s literal-word-thoughts without identifying that they are the person’s thoughts by quotes, by italics, by changing from the third person to the first; the reader is on his own as to who is thinking what, what is fact, what is feeling.

The Ninja (Nicholas Linnear, book 1) by Eric Van Lustbader

Ever wanted to see a ninja sodomize a young boy while being rimmed by a prostitute? The reader is slowly drip fed details of his childhood and also the important relationships he had in his formative years, especially with his parents. I can’t even keep up the parody. Many of them are a blend of protagonist and antagonist, which is parallel to real life. Nov 18, StoryTellerShannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Star of Africa Ben Hope, Book Print HardcoverPaperback.

I know very little about Ninjas insofar as what it takes to train oneself to become what is essentially a killing machine. At time the book is very neatly paced with great suspense and action and the secret love lives of the different characters.

It takes the focus from the sweet ninja action I want from a book titled “The Ninja. Everyone’s a cliche, at the best of times; at the worst, they’re just spewing words the author didn’t want to write as prose. Well, you can’t re-read everything. This is some of the most graceful and lyrical writing that I have ever encountered; reading “The Ninja” is like entering a dream.

Good luck if you can last that long. Other books in the series. Nick’s mother was Japanese, and she saw the worst of the war when her husband was killed before her eyes.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Harker rated it did not like it. A look at the script suggests that. Many years later, Linnear has moved to America and leads a peaceful academic existence. Seeing the contrast between different time periods in Japanese history was beautiful, and made quite clear the author’s reverence for the Japanese culture, and to a smaller extent the Chinese as well. When he finally did let me read it I was blown away.


The under-construction skyscraper infiltration is still the climactic set-piece, followed by the doppleganger dead body jinja and the limo scene — those being firmly established crutches of the horror genre anyway.

He was raised in Japan but has moved to New York where he struggles to enjoy a successful career in advertising. I would like to thank NetGalley and Open Road Media for the chance to read this e-book in exchange for an honest can.

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So why did I even sit and read this and why am I writing about it here? My lusbtader this time around are totally confused, initially i liked the book, say for the first pages or so. A frustrating year after being hired, Carpenter left for not being able to produce a workable draft. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

At vxn the book is very neatly paced with great suspense and action and the se The story of half American and half Oriental Nicholas Linnear is a master ninja, the son of a Chinese mother and British father.

Epic tomes were popular in the early 80s but Lustbader essentially stretches a compact pulp tale into something altogether less palatable by overwriting everything and dragging where he should be sprinting. Egic brings me to the fact that Lustbader has major problems writing women. The only thing that happens in the first hundred pages is what I mentioned in the above paragraph.

Carpenter co-wrote a second draft with Tommy Lee Wallace inbut it turned out not filmable.