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Cloud of sparrows

Takashi Matsuoka

Cloud of sparrows

by Takashi Matsuoka

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Quality Paperbacks Direct .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published: New York: Bantam Dell, 2002.

StatementTakashi Matsuoka.
The Physical Object
Pagination403p.
Number of Pages403
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16165402M

Cloud of Sparrows Short Summary Review Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka book takes place in , after Perry opens the door to centuries of isolation, Japan is lagging behind in ways of science and weaponry. Praise for Cloud of Sparrows "The book seizes you from start to finish."—The Washington Post "Adventure-filled."—Entertainment Weekly "Rich with an ambitious, unexpected ending that cuts deeper than a samurai sword."—San Francisco Chronicle.

While Cloud of Sparrows provides details about Emily’s painful childhood, Autumn Bridge describes Genji’s ancestral history through many generations. In what way do these notions of the recent past versus a distant one reflect how the characters perceive destiny? CLOUD OF SPARROWS by Takashi Matsouka - FIRST EDITION BOOK Once in a great while a new novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, with flawless storytelling and a unique understanding of another place and time. Takashi Matsuoka is just such a writer.

Brilliantly imagined, gloriously written, Cloud of Sparrows is at once a sweeping historical adventure and a love story of almost unbearable poignancy. It is storytelling on the grand scale from a novelist of astounding depth and grace. Cloud of Sparrows It is the dawn of the New Year, For your reference, we provided these Cloud of Sparrows quotes with page numbers using the following version of the book: Cloud of Sparrows, Random House LLC, ( pages). To view 2 Short Summaries and 2 Book Reviews for this book, visit our Cloud of Sparrows - .


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Cloud of Sparrows was a satisfying read, but it was not the best book that I've ever read. The plot and writing style were gripping and easy to read, and I learned a lot about feudal Japanese culture.

I was, however, disappointed by the remaining loose ends at the conclusion of the book.4/5. Brilliantly imagined, gloriously written, Cloud of Sparrows is at once a sweeping historical adventure and a love story of almost unbearable poignancy.

It is storytelling on the grand scale from a novelist of astounding depth and grace. Cloud of Sparrows. It is the dawn of the New Year, /5(). In Cloud of Sparrows, Emily Gibson and Genji, Lord of Akaoka, begin a nimble test of wills in the midst of an invasion that threatens their most cherished beliefs.

With spies and chilling omens lurking at every turn, Genji must flee to the spectacular Cloud of Sparrows Castle/5(53). Cloud of Sparrows: A Novel - Kindle edition by Matsuoka, Takashi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Cloud of Sparrows: A Novel/5(). Cloud of Sparrows Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Takashi Matsuoka (Author), Grover Gardner (Narrator), Books on Tape (Publisher) & 0 more out of 5 stars ratings/5().

Praise for Cloud of Sparrows “The book seizes you from start to finish.”—The Washington Post “Adventure-filled.”—Entertainment Weekly “Rich with an ambitious, unexpected ending that cuts deeper than a samurai sword.”—San Francisco Chronicle.

For as this unlikely band embarks on a journey through a landscape bristling with danger, East and West, flesh and spirit, past and future, collide in ways no one—least of all Genji—could have for Cloud of Sparrows“The book seizes you from start to finish.”—The Washington Post “Adventure-filled.”—Entertainment /5(10).

Cloud of Sparrows is a study of the contradictory nature of the Samurai in a time when their world was inexorably moving forward. They are ruthless killers, incited to decapitate a foe over insulting words, but are also moved to tears by the nuance of a gesture, or a perceived boon found in what was not said, or not done to spare feelings and perception of a reputation/5(7).

Cloud of Sparrows () is the first historic novel by author Takashi Matsuoka featuring the struggle of Genji, the young Great Lord of Akaoka, in the year This is only six years after Japan opened to the West and features three American missionaries who become involved with Genji, notably, Emily who hopes to find solace in Japan and build a church and Matthew, a product of the American Author: Takashi Matsuoka.

Praise for Cloud of Sparrows “The book seizes you from start to finish.”—The Washington Post “Adventure-filled.”—Entertainment Weekly “Rich with an ambitious, unexpected ending that cuts deeper than a samurai sword.”—San Francisco Chronicle/5(53).

Buy a cheap copy of Cloud of Sparrows book by Takashi Matsuoka. Following in the substantial footsteps of filmmaker Akiro Kurosawa and Shogun author James Clavell is Takashi Matsuoka, whose action-packed debut novel, Cloud of Free shipping over $/5(5).

Cloud of Sparrows: A Novel - Ebook written by Takashi Matsuoka. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Cloud of Sparrows: A Novel/5(31).

Cloud of Sparrows was an amazing first book and a tough act to follow. Maybe too tough. Too be clear, Autumn Bridge once again demonstrates Matsuoka's skill as a writer, which is considerable/5(86).

Transporting readers to the beauty and intrigue of nineteenth-century Japan, Takashi Matsuoka has crafted a dazzling epic in two parts, Cloud of Sparrows and its sequel, Autumn Bridge. A magnificent adventure in the tradition of James Clavell's Shogun, the journey begins inwhen a beautiful American missionary arrives on the shores of Edo Bay and enters an exotic world of noblemen and.

A tinted review in adult Forecasts indicates a book that's of exceptional importance to our readers but hasn't received a starred or boxed review. CLOUD OF SPARROWS Takashi Matsuoka. Delacorte. In the yearin the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman watches as enemies gather below.

As she calmly awaits her fate, she begins to write the secret history of the Okumichi clan of the gift of prophecy they share and the extraordinary destiny that awaits them.

Read "Cloud of Sparrows A Novel" by Takashi Matsuoka available from Rakuten Kobo. “Exotic, entertaining [an] exceptional first novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle The year is 4/5. "Cloud of Sparrows", by Takashi Matsuoka, proves that point.

I'm not going to go into great plot detail here, other than to say that this is a book about a feudal lord in the mid's Japan seeking against all odds to retain his minor house's tenuous hold on its position in the face of a changing, western-influenced world, aided only by his /5(94).

CLOUD OF SPARROWS by Takashi Matsouka - BOOK - ADVANCE READING COPY Bantam: NY Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps. Once in a great while a new novelist comes along who dazzles us with rare eloquence and humanity, with flawless storytelling and a unique understanding of another place and time.

A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. While Cloud of Sparrows provides details about Emily's painful childhood, Autumn Bridge describes Genji's ancestral history through many.

Cloud of Sparrows is his first novel. From the Hardcover edition. rows is at once a sweeping historical adventure and a love story of almost unbearable poignancy. It is storytelling on the grand scale from a novelist of astounding depth and grace.

Cloud of Sparrows %().Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka starting at $ Cloud of Sparrows has 8 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace5/5(1).Cloud of Sparrows felt complete, with a real ending, but extending the stories of the same characters, Autumn Bridge seems to pick apart that sense of completion Cloud of Sparrows had, and undoes what felt like a proper ending to a great book/5.