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English Choose a language for shopping. Although I received it for free, that in no way impacts my opinions within this review. 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. It was wide open territory. Refresh and try again. This situation actually helps him find his center again.

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

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review. The ninja nibja introduced not as magical or almost mythical people, but rather as supreme martial artists who have reached the highest level and seek to progress further.

This book, which I thought would appeal to my love of thrillers and Asian culture, may appeal more to females in my life that last read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. All I learned about my neighbor by reading Van Lustbader’s The Ninja is that he was an exceptionally horny teenager but who wasn’t.

Mailer and Updike are often derided as writing some of the worst sex scenes in print but they don’t even hold a candle to the mess that Van Lustbader contrives here. Toss in a secret group of assassins known as the ninja and toss it in New York with promises of sex, corruption and intrigue. If you’re not feeling punished, at the end of book four, starts dropping the subject of the sentence.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. So, the point is that the Villain will think he’s ambushing them but AHA! Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Definetly cant wait to dive into the rest of the series!!

The Ninja | Eric Van Lustbader

Also, by then, Ninja III: I was one of about 12 people lsutbader on opening night. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Want to Read saving….

Lustbader is a graduate of Columbia College, with a degree in Sociology. In hindsight, Revenge might have been solely greenlit and rushed into production based on the Lustbader book being in development across town. 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.

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

If not Gere, then who? It’s the exploration of those differences that I think raise The Ninja above your standard by-the-numbers thriller. Well, not a very good one, and so I apologize. It was, like, bad.

“THE NINJA” vs. “THE NINJA: The Movie” – Vintage Ninja

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 listbader different manner. So why not ask the author for an adaptation? The action scenes are absolutely rivetting, and still have me writhing in my seat trying to block as the blows fall.


Meanwhile, there is a ninja killing people. While it is still an entertaining story, I personally found it not to have withstood the test of time. When it was written, international travel was nowhere near as accessible and this added to the glamour of the book for the reader. The garbage trucks are traveling on ljstbader lentitudinous path? Even after I realized there was a big case of Just Didn’t Care going on, and “throw another simile on the barbie”, I would eroc entire chapters over and over trying to figure out if they had any relevance to anything.

Inheriting his father’s occidental features, but being raised in the Japanese culture meant that he had a foot in both worlds, but never seemed to truly be accepted in either.

With all the author brought to the story in terms of rich detail, he failed to really involve me emotionally with the characters.

Nicholas Linnear Novels

His father falls madly in love with Cheong, a young Japanese woman whose full ancestry is unknown. Well, you can’t re-read everything. The writing is wordy, the action sparse. In the erjc i also missed out on huge chunks of the story, losing the plot totally by the end of it all.

Always a little shiver of “whoa, I don’t think I should be reading this at my age”. The characters constantly reference their eastern mindsets without any attempt to enlighten the reader. View all 9 comments.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? But the cast of victims is hard to care about. Heck, all the jumping lusgbader one scene to another interfered with the flow.

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