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Whirlwind (The Asian Saga) Paperback – Unabridged, 13 August 2019

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"Whirlwind is strongly structured, skillfully plotted, rich in detail, and very entertaining. Clavell brings the grimness and grandeur of an ancient land to life."

-- "San Francisco Chronicle"

"Whirlwind is an achievement, distinguishable from dozens of zippy page-turners this year by the density of its experience of modern, tortured Iran. Tremendous readership assured."

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"Clavell effectively portrays the chilling and bewildering encounters when Westernized lifestyle clashes with harsh ancient traditions."

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"Clavell seems to creep inside the very soul of the land and the people...A damn good read."

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"James Clavell does more than entertain. He transports us into worlds we've not known, stimulating, educating, questioning...A wonder of detail."

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"So abundant in subplots, characters, intrigue, and atmosphere that its 1,000-plus pages seem barely adequate. Some of the most enjoyable reading around."

-- "Daily Mail (London)"

"The author handles the plot with all the confident authority of a ringmaster, keeping a half-dozen themes and a formidable cast of characters moving along at a cracking pace. By the end I was breathless and lost in admiration at the sheer professionalism of it all."

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James Clavell (1921-1994) was a novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. He is best known for his epic Asian Saga novels, which launched with the 1962 bestseller King Rat, and their televised adaptations. He also wrote screenplays for such films as The Great Escape and The Fly, and was a writer, director, and producer on To Sir, with Love. His books Shgun, Noble House, Tai-Pan, and Whirlwind were #1 New York Times bestsellers.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (13 August 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1200 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 198253771X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1982537715
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.34 x 5.08 x 20.96 cm
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James Clavell, the son of a Royal Navy family, was educated in Portsmouth before, as a young artillery officer, he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. It was on this experience that his bestselling novel KING RAT was based. He maintained this oriental interest in his other great works: TAI-PAN, SHOGUN, NOBLE HOUSE and GAI JIN. Clavell lived for many years in Vancouver and Los Angeles, before settling in Switzerland, where he died in 1994.

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