The Last Concubine Summary Í 6

Lesley Downer ñ 6 Read & Download

Rklap 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. 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 thoroughly and the history is good but the fiction story is not The whole thing about Sachi being a concubine s bastard child wasn t necessary and neither was Edwards who was portraited as being the greatest man of all at least in my opinion Sachi was a little to uick to like everything that happened On the side The history I want to read about Japan On the side lack of depth

review The Last Concubine

The Last Concubine

Ses 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 The Last PDFEPUB or en klassieke rituelen roddel en achte. 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

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Japan 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 komt prin. 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 explanation motivation or background given Well maybe I would find out if I finished the bood which I didn t Mostly when I don t like a book I read it to the end just for the education of it reading in English and to see what comes out how the story ends This time I wasn t interested even the slightest bit Even the narrating style was not very catching for me When I read the comparison of pain like knife turning in her stomachguts for about the third or fifth time I really had enough of it


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”

  2. says:

    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 explanation

  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

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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

  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

  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 uickl

  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 nev

  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 story though

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