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Lesley Downer ¶ 5 characters

Aan de orde van de dag zijn Maar belangrijker nog Kazu zal in de loop van de tijd Sachi aan haar echtgenoot kunnen aanbieden als concubine Zo waarborgt de prinses haar macht over haar echtgenoot en kan zij als ze daar behoefte aan heeft vermijden zelf het bed met hem te dele. Was disappointed with this book The main problem was the blurb on the back it gives you the entire tale bar the last chapter or so and even that wasn t too hard to guess The implication of the blurb is that girl meets boy fairly uickly and once you realise that s not the case it s very hard to continue It takes the entire book for the main character to meet her true love by which time she s been painted as a sap without much of a backbone If it hadn t been for my love of all things Japanese then I would have stopped reading Was a fairly big struggle to finish as it wasThe characters were ok the descriptions and explanations of Japanese culture at the time better but overall it s a flop for me Didn t grasp me

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The Last Concubine

Japan 1861 Sachi is een heel eenvoudig elfjarig meisje maar ze weet dat ze andersis dan anderen haar lichte huidskleur en verfijnde gelaatstrekken onderscheiden haar van haar familie en vrienden op het Japanse platteland Op weg naar haar huwelijk met de jonge keizer van Japan. I read many favourable reviews about this bookand many of them were gushing with praise for it A Japanese Gone with the wind With a gorgeous cover Can you imagine I was so eager to get this book in my handsThe plot boils down to this Sachi is a peasant girl who is adopted by a princessThe princess is going to be the shoguns wife Sachi grows up in the Edo castle and learns the strict protocol of the castle and using a halberd The heroine becomes noticed by the shogun and becomes his concubine Cue one creepy sex scene first time neverthelesspoor girland some bawdy jokes about picking mushrooms by some older womenAnd then we have the shogun unexpectedly dyingadding to the unrest of the landWar breaks out a

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Komt prinses Kazu met haar gevolg door het boerendorpje waar Sachi woont Ze besluit het delicate meisje als haar bediende mee te nemen naar het vrouwenpaleis Zo zal Kazu een vertrouwelinghebben aan het hof waar naast hoofse etiuette en klassieke rituelen roddel en achterklap. DNF It s a sad day when you realize what could be an amazing epic of Japanese history has no character development or motivation sigh I was really looking forward to reading about this time period in Japan but I discovered that the reviews warning people away were correct The prose is lovely but the story is dry because of the lack of development On to the next one


10 thoughts on “The Last Concubine

  1. says:

    I read many favourable reviews about this bookand many of them were gushing with praise for it A Japanese “Gone with the wind” With a gorgeous cover Can you imagine I was so eager to get this book in my hands?The plot

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    I was looking forward to reading this very much well maybe that´s because I was sooo disappointed The story is just too unbelievable for me compare it to the shock of the very first line of acknowledgements in Golden´s Memoirs of a Geisha How come the shogun chose her? I had the impression the things just happened without any exp

  3. says:

    While Japan is teetering on the edge of civil war Sachi becomes concubine to the last shogun of Edo Tokyo but her life is soon to change when the old ways are swept away forever Sachi flees from the castle where she has lived a pampered life and finds herself on the run with her trusted friend Taki As traditional values break down the roads are a treacherous place to be and Sachi soon finds herself in danger Sh

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    I was just browsing through the library scanning book titles when this caught my eye At first I have to admit I judged it on it's cover and title but when I finished I realized that I had just randomly stumbled upon one of the best written books I have ever read It so well describes the ways of Japan in that time period and I'm going to read it again

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    DNF It's a sad day when you realize what could be an amazing epic of Japanese history has no character development or motivation sigh I was really looking forward to reading about this time period in Japan but I discovered that the reviews warning people away were correct The prose is lovely but the story is dry because of the lack of development On to the next one

  6. says:

    looks like i've come to enjoy narratives about remote locations and cultural beliefs and practices so divergent with the common pool of Euro American resources

  7. says:

    A very engrossing novel Set in 1860s Japan during the time of the Meiji Restoration and the years leading up to itSachi grows up in a mountain village rural Japan Her pale skin and fine features have always set her apart and made her feel different At the age of eleven the procession of the Imperial Princess sweeps up her up from her home to the woman's palace at the Imperial capital of Edo where she is before too long chosen as

  8. says:

    Was disappointed with this book The main problem was the blurb on the back it gives you the entire tale bar the last chapter or so and even that wasn't too hard to guess The implication of the blurb is that girl meets boy fairly uickly and once you realise that's not the case it's very hard to continue It takes the entire book for the main

  9. says:

    I wanted to like this book so bad but in the end it was only OK Sachi lacked depth as well as many of the other characters and I never really cared about them Downer shows that she has studied the history of Japan thorough

  10. says:

    The part that deals with the woman's palace is interesting but the author constantly uses the same descriptions etc for characters almost every time throughout the book This gets tedious and frankly laughable after a while Not too bad as a s

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