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not just 5 stars5 Billion Stars Shibumi is - I have no words, just surges of pure joy. It is like oxygen and sunshine. My annual summer read since I was 17, and never fails to impress, entertain, surprise and delight. 5 infinity stars. Eiger is great, the rest and great - Shibumi is life.
Includes four novels. Shibumi is the best (intriguing examination of Japanese vs Western culture set in the mode of a Go game). The Eiger Sanction is also good. They are all filled with 1970s cynicism, esp of the government. (Think counter-culture, Watergate, and anti-Vietnam.) In addition to the plots, they make an interesting study of 1970s culture and liberal thought.
I had previously read Shibumi and The Eiger Sanction, and have now added The Loo Sanction and The Main to my list of Trevanian books. Love them. Read w/a dictionary handy. Plan to watch the Clint Eastwood movie version of Eiger Sanction tonight.
I had read "Shibumi" many years ago and I loved it. Great plot and characters. Well worth your time.Enjoy!
This book is a must read or listen.
I wholeheartedly recommend to any other would be readers! But be warned.... this is much like those famous potato chips in that I'll bet you can't read just one!
I found this story to be very entertaining and perhaps even within possibility, well maybe.
This is a collection of spy novels by Trevanian. Contained inside are The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Main, and Shibuni. The stories cover assassination and terrorism.
If all stories were the quality of "The Main" this would be a 5star collection.
Entertaining thrillers. Four novels:1. The Eiger Sanction2. The Loo Sanction3. The Main4. Shibumi