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Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era

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Interweaving themes of unrequited love, misguided revenge, filial piety, and absolute dedication to the Way of the Samurai, it depicts vividly a world Westerners know only vaguely. This is why each chapter feels like an individual short story and why some of the action in each chapter feels forced and aribtrary. His relationship with Otsu is interesting at the heart of it, but there is so much faffing about that it falls into that repetitive trap.

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La intro dice que esta narración es “Lo que el viento se llevó” de los japoneses, por ahora (me falta el libro II y III) me cuesta mucho no estar de acuerdo, es una gran aventura que te pone en los zapatos de uno de los personajes históricos mas interesantes del país del sol naciente quien luego escribiría el famoso libro de los 5 anillos. I enjoyed the window into Japanese history and culture, as well as reading what I suspect is the inspiration for much of modern martial arts fiction and popular culture (Usagi Yojimbo is a favorite comic of mine). But, from a different perspective, they show Musashi's advancement along the path to enlightenment and contrast this to the ordinary lives of the other characters.

He learns the importance of patience, discipline, and humility, which help him become a better fighter. In the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Sekigahara, two very young samurai friends rise to consciousness and find they are injured but have survived the battle. During the final duel between Musashi and Kojirō it's implied that Kojirō survived, whereas in history he did not.

Musashi : An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era - Google Books

Una novela de aventuras que nos habla sobre la autosuperación un joven samurái que busca convertirse en el mejor de los guerreros. The story comes across as being very simple but it is the layers of common things that make up a complex whole.

Of course, one can expect that when comparing a novel to a manga, but still, here the characters and story acquire so many different dimensions it's mind blowing. For people like me who're very picky when choosing an audio version of a book, it's truly a great privilege to have works like that at my disposal. Luckily for him, when he's eventually captured, it's not by the superior numbers of the law, but through the keen insight of Zen monk Takuan Sōhō.

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