Autumn Bridge E–pub New


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  1. says: Summary Autumn Bridge Autumn Bridge E–pub New Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka

    Summary Autumn Bridge Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka The overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate the Restoration of the Emperor the abolition of the samurai class the dissolution of the domains the unprecedented intrusion of foreigners into Japan the destruction of the last heroic proponents of bushido all these events had occurred in the span of less than ten years The radical late XIX century changes in Japan society offer a rich filon of inspiration for the epic canvas of Takashi Matsuoka T

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Summary Autumn Bridge It is interesting how people react differently to books just like people When I finished Autumn Bridge I felt as if someone had just died There was a moment during which I actually felt empty and wanted to grieve I felt the same way after reading Cloud of Sparrows yet when I started to read this its seuel I rem

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    Autumn Bridge E–pub New If James Clavell's Shogun had been as good as Cloud of Sparrows I might have finished reading itI am seriousCloud of Sparrows is th

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    Autumn Bridge E–pub New Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary I read Cloud of Sparrows when I was a teenager and it had been my favorite book since that day When I found out that there was a secuel I felt like I had to read it almost as a matter of life or deathAnd when I finally got it I found myself getting scared I didn't want to get disappointed by the second part because the f

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    Autumn Bridge E–pub New To start off I loved Cloud of Sparrows Matsuoka is a gifted writer and it's a shame that he hasn't written When I first started reading this I was concerned that it wouldn't live up to Cloud of Sparrows and had a difficult time understanding the book's structure freuent jumps back and forth between time periods However it all beg

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    Autumn Bridge E–pub New Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka A worthy seuel to Cloud of Sparrows Autumn Bridge fills in the few big gaps left by the previous book Though it's difficult to say what truly constitutes the present of the narrative in Autumn Bridge we are also introduced to a slew o

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    Autumn Bridge E–pub New Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka Summary Autumn Bridge Dramatic lyrical and creative I found this book better than Cloud of Sparrows The going back and forth in time was a bit confusing at first but it immediately made sense and even added depth to the setting and characters and moved the story forward by tying the loosed ends in Cloud of Sparrows This book also gives background to the pre Restoration era It's the story of Japan just as much as Genji Emily Kimi an

  8. says: Summary Autumn Bridge Autumn Bridge E–pub New Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka

    Autumn Bridge E–pub New Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka Summary Autumn Bridge Loved many parts of this story but found some things about it incredibly problematic One character arc contains a serial sexual abuser who has a redemption arc which I find unacceptable

  9. says: Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka Autumn Bridge E–pub New

    Summary Autumn Bridge Autumn Bridge E–pub New Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Some readers have written very long reviews of this book but I just want to say I really enjoyed reading it It did remind me in places of James Clavell's Shogun but I liked that book as well I did get a bit confused with the constant time changes in the story but I sorted it out in the end If you want a synopsis of the book read other reviews I'm just happy I read it

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Autumn Bridge E–pub New Once again Matsuoka amazed me I'm eagerly awaiting his next book because I simply loved both of his books this

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  • MP3 Book
  • Autumn Bridge
  • Takashi Matsuoka
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  • 24 March 2020
  • 9781598871517

Summary Autumn Bridge

Summary Autumn Bridge ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka In the year 1311 in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle a beautiful woman sits by the window watching as enemies gather below As she calmly awaits her fate she beg. The overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate the Restoration of the Emperor the abolition of the samurai class the dissolution of the domains the unprecedented intrusion of foreigners into Japan the destruction of the last heroic proponents of bushido all these events had occurred in the span of less than ten years The radical late XIX century changes in Japan society offer a rich filon of inspiration for the epic canvas of Takashi Matsuoka This second Samurai book is of a companion book than a direct seuel to Cloud of Sparrows The main characters are the same but there is a definite change of focus from the cinematic action and political infighting among the elite feudal lords of the Shogunate towards the intimate the philosophical implications and the personal struggle of the actors to cope with a changing environment In order to examine in detail the way the Bushido code of honor and the century spanning vendettas between the great houses affected the progress of the Nippon nation into the modern era the author relies heavily on the supernatural elements clairvoyance communicating with the ghosts of ancestors that were only hinted at in the first bookThe power of seeing the future of a curse than a blessing for the Okumichi lords of the Akaoka domain allows not only an exploration of the Oriental principle of predestination but also permits the novel to jump forward and backward in time connecting the fate of the witch princess Shizuka from the 14th Century to the one of Lord Genji the last Okumichi Lord during the fall of the Shogunate regimeIf you permit a fanciful interpretation on my part the Samurai duology is structured as an illustration of the yin yang dialectic concept with Cloud of Sparrows as the active aggressive destructive fiery yang element and Autumn Bridge as the yelding mysterious creative dreamy yin part Thus it may be possible to read the second book before the first but they work best together I let than a year pass between my lectures and I struggled a bit in the beginning remembering the details of who was who and what they were fighting about but eventually it came back with the help of adeuate references in the new textThere are some very convincing female warriors in the epic samurai and ninja fighting side by side with their lords but I believe their importance in the later part of the story is as a counterforce to the self destructive thirst for violence that has ravaged Japan throughout its medieval era While Lady Shizuka and the American beautiful missionary Emily are interesting enough as principal characters I found myself attracted to the fate of the lesser ladies Hanako a lady in waiting in Genji household Midori a young girl given in marriage to a violent Okumichi lord at only 12 years of age Lady Nowaki the young unwed mother of Shizuka and especially Kimi a litle peasant girl near Mushindo Monastery that somehow ends up as the Abbess of the place and as a revered spiritual teacher The jumps around the timeline and the non linear plot progression might have been a distraction and gimmicky way of creating tension in the absence of major action seuences but they come together beautifully towards the end giving the novel a much larger scope than if it were following only the Lord Genji point of viewI was also less bothered by predestination and the visions of the future I thought them unnecessary in the first book as the historical events were interesting enough on their own without recourse to the supernatural But this second volume would not function at all without it and I have come to the conclusion that this belief in the absence of free will was major characteristic of the Japanese mentality at the times described One way the author solves the puzzle of prophecy is by making it as vague as possible and exploring the ways the receivers of auguri misinterpret the message and the way their efforts at escaping their fate leads them down the same path they are trying so hard to avoid The foreseen always occurs in unforeseen ways Lord GenjiIn the end there is always a choice and the reason of the whole exercise of dwelling on the past is beautifully resumed by Mr Matsuoka in one the few passages I ve bookmarked Knowing the future was like knowing the past Events could not be controlled or altered only one s attitude toward them Like the earth itself the heart had directions Bitterness anguish fear and hatred lay one way euanimity gratitude kindness and love another This ability to choose the heart s direction was the true power of the prophet which was no than the only true power of every human being I was tempted to rate the book only 3 stars reflecting a drop in the uality of characterization and a slower overall pacing the penury of action seuences and some droppedunderdeveloped storylines Makoto Saemon But the epic did come together beautifully towards the end and I realized I learned than I expected about the people that made history rather than about the actual historical events which I cross c hecked on wikipedia So it ends up with a well deserved 4 stars and a recommendation to read both Samurai books together before drawing conclusionsI wish there were books written by Mr Matsuoka as I would be interested to read them too

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Autumn Bridge

Summary Autumn Bridge ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka Readers will travel from the storm tossed shores of medieval Japan to the bustling streets of San Francisco toward and overwhelming revelation linking past present and futu. Some readers have written very long reviews of this book but I just want to say I really enjoyed reading it It did remind me in places of James Clavell s Shogun but I liked that book as well I did get a bit confused with the constant time changes in the story but I sorted it out in the end If you want a synopsis of the book read other reviews I m just happy I read it

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Summary Autumn Bridge ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Takashi Matsuoka Ê 0 Summary Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Takashi Matsuoka Ins to write carefully setting down on a scroll an extraordinary tale a tale that unfolds in Autumn Bridge With the same emotional power that distinguished Cloud of Sparrows. To start off I loved Cloud of Sparrows Matsuoka is a gifted writer and it s a shame that he hasn t written When I first started reading this I was concerned that it wouldn t live up to Cloud of Sparrows and had a difficult time understanding the book s structure freuent jumps back and forth between time periods However it all began to make sense after about 25% through and I found myself racing to the finishThe sheer depth of emotion and description of the flaws of each and every character made the story real All of the plot holes in Cloud of Sparrows are woven together and answered in ways that were impossible to predict The reader gets a sense of the rise and fall of the Tokugawa regime with particular focus on the decline and fall of the samurai class The complexity and incredible plot development makes this even better than Cloud of Sparrows Not as much violence as with the first book but the ending is masterfully crafted