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Postby maikeru_360 » Tue 10.09.2007 10:57 pm

Hello everyone,

I just had a question about books on Musashi. I have found two that look interesting. One is by an American (William Scott Wilson) entitled "The Lone Sam and one is by Eiji Yoshikawa entitled "Musashi". I would assume that the book written by Yoshikawa would be a better way to go, but I wanted a little feed back. Has anyone read these books.
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RE: Musashi

Postby NocturnalOcean » Wed 10.10.2007 3:09 am

Not read any of them, but I do transfer at a station called "Musashi kosugi" every day.
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RE: Musashi

Postby spin13 » Wed 10.10.2007 5:20 am

maikeru_360 wrote:
Hello everyone,

I just had a question about books on Musashi. I have found two that look interesting. One is by an American (William Scott Wilson) entitled "The Lone Sam and one is by Eiji Yoshikawa entitled "Musashi". I would assume that the book written by Yoshikawa would be a better way to go, but I wanted a little feed back. Has anyone read these books.


Why do you think that Yoshikawa's book would be better? After you've answered that, you might also want to ask yourself whether you want a book that discusses the legends for what they are or one that tells them in the most entertaining way possible?

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RE: Musashi

Postby Shirasagi » Wed 10.10.2007 8:07 am

Wilson's book is a biography, attempting to be as factual as possible.

Yoshikawa's book is historical fiction, that often makes things up for dramatic license.

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RE: Musashi

Postby keatonatron » Wed 10.10.2007 3:23 pm

NocturnalOcean wrote:
Not read any of them, but I do transfer at a station called "Musashi kosugi" every day.


Tokyu-Toyoko line?
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RE: Musashi

Postby clay » Wed 10.10.2007 3:41 pm

I enjoyed Yoshikawa's Musashi greatly. Incidentally, Hiroshi Inagaki based his trilogy masterpiece, Samurai, on Yoshikawa's book. We normally sell it at our store, but we are out of stock. I am sure you can find it at Amazon. Great movies. But I would recommend reading the book before watching them.
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RE: Musashi

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 10.10.2007 3:42 pm

keatonatron wrote:
NocturnalOcean wrote:
Not read any of them, but I do transfer at a station called "Musashi kosugi" every day.


Tokyu-Toyoko line?


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RE: Musashi

Postby AJBryant » Wed 10.10.2007 3:47 pm

What's the point of a hijack? The trains are on tracks and can't go anywhere ELSE....

:D

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RE: Musashi

Postby NocturnalOcean » Wed 10.10.2007 4:05 pm

keatonatron wrote:
NocturnalOcean wrote:
Not read any of them, but I do transfer at a station called "Musashi kosugi" every day.


Tokyu-Toyoko line?


Indeed, I take Tokyu-Toyoko line from Hiyoshi to Musashi Kosugi, then I change to the Meguro/Mita line to Mita station.
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RE: Musashi

Postby maikeru_360 » Wed 10.10.2007 7:24 pm

Thank you for all the feedback. I enjoy "Historical Fiction" so I think I'll start with Yoshikawa's book.

Thanks again.
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RE: Musashi

Postby keatonatron » Thu 10.11.2007 8:43 am

NocturnalOcean wrote:
Indeed, I take Tokyu-Toyoko line from Hiyoshi to Musashi Kosugi, then I change to the Meguro/Mita line to Mita station.


What a coincidence! I sometimes take the Yamanote to Shibuya then take the Toyoko to Yokohama.

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RE: Musashi

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 10.11.2007 10:33 am

AJBryant wrote:
What's the point of a hijack? The trains are on tracks and can't go anywhere ELSE....

:D

Tony


touche' (but what I was pointing out is that comments such as those would be better addressed in PM's or otherwise off the forums... ) that is all
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RE: Musashi

Postby keatonatron » Sat 10.13.2007 2:15 am

But if we used PM's, we wouldn't be able to demonstrate to the whole forum how cool we are.
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RE: Musashi

Postby hungryhotei » Sat 10.13.2007 5:22 am

keatonatron wrote:
But if we used PM's, we wouldn't be able to demonstrate to the whole forum how cool we are.


I for one was exceeding impressed by your coolness.
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RE: Musashi

Postby keatonatron » Sat 10.13.2007 9:22 am

How could you not?
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