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Organization known as the Mother Company But as Hel knows all too well they are not easy to escape And now they're coming after him too The battle lines are drawn ruthless power and corruption on one side and on the othershibum. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewAuthority Without Domination Shibumi by TrevanianMiss Swivven regretted two aspects of her career this getting sunburned every week or so and the occasional impersonal use Mr Diamond made of her to relieve his tensions Still she was philosophic No job is perfect In Shibumi by Trevanian Hana laughed softly Do call me Hana After all I am not Nicholai s wife I am his concubine In Shibumi by TrevanianI ve read Shibumi a long time ago Its appeal was so great at the time that immediately after having finished it I wanted to take up Basue lessons and learn to play Goo Apparently and according to Trevanian chess and Goo are utterly different How would you compare chess with Goo Nicholai thought for a second Ahwhat Goo is to philosophers and warriors chess is to accountants and merchants Read on if you re not afraid to read hich octane literature disguised as spy fiction

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Shibumi author Rodney William Whitaker

Nicholai Hel is the world's most wanted manHalf German half Russian Hel was raised by a Japanese general and survived Hiroshima to become a mystic a master of the senses and the most deadly assassin in the world Nicholai has lef. He once killed a man while in a small room with 4 guards only paces awayHis mother was Russian his father was German and he was raised by a Japanese Army generalHe can speak than six languages including BasueHe prefers caving to mountain climbing because it is manlyHe is not only the world s most deadly assassin but also the world s most accomplished loverHe is a genius and a mystic a warrior and a gardenerHe is Nicholai Hel the world s most interesting manVery enjoyable book First of all this is really two stories the surface story of a cool elitist professional assassin and the second is the narrated story told by Trevanian with humor wit and satire Honestly the second story the gem of a storyteller tale was the better Sometimes it was high adventure and sometimes it was laugh out loud funny as Trevanian with a wry wink and nod reminded the reader that this was a tall tale have some fun with it One footnote really was the author making a left field comment about some of his earlier booksI was intrigued to learn that the John Wick stories were heavily influenced by this book and in the first film when Wick is driving onto the airstrip the guard is reading ShibumiShibumi is a demonstration of a lost art form the armchair remembrance the bawdy but hypnotic memoir We ve all known someone who could tell about a trip to the post office to buy stamps and make it fun and Trevanian may be the world s greatest such someone

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T his past behind him to live a life of isolation in a remote mountain fortress determined to attain a state of effortless perfection known as shibumi Then Hannah Stern arrives at his door Hannah needs protection from a sinister. Shibumi is without uestion the stupidest book I have ever read Period Full stop It s not close Shibumi is the 1927 Yankees of stupid books John Grisham and Dan Brown working together operating at the peak of their vaguely misogynist airport novel spewing powers could never hope to approach the mind exploding stupidity of this bookThe protagonist of Shibumi Nikolai Hel is best described as an amalgam of James Bond Bruce Lee Robert Mitchum and Jesus Christ He is the least plausible most ridiculous character in all of western fiction He can kill any opponent bed any woman and presumably bed any opponentbut only if it was a girl opponentHel is a master of an unnamed and undescribed martial art referred to as NakedKill which allows him to use household objects as deadly weapons and much as made of the fact that it is completely impossible to defend yourself against him RiiiiiightAs the book jacket states Hel is the ultimate assassin but he cares not for such things preferring instead to meditate on eastern philosophy in his enormous Basue castle and go spelunking yes seriously emerging only to collect new female acolytes for sex training I believe the term Stage IV Lovemaking ability is used wrt to our hero at one pointAbout half the book is devoted to Nikolai s childhood raised by Japanese prostitutes of course and coming of age as master assassinsex deity before finally getting to the plot in which the Mother Corporation tries to hire him then kill him when he refuses I will leave it to you bright sparks to figure out who triumphs in the endIn my research for Shibumi uotes I came across a wiki on bookshelvedorg where the authors refer to Shibumi as a sardonic sendup of the spy novel genre They express incredulity that reviews the book as a straight thriller One refers to the book aspure camp and one long piss take from cover to coverThis is food for thought If Shibumi was written as satire my rating would immediately go from 1 star to four or 5 There is no denying that this book is funny If it was MEANT to be funny I would have to take back most of the bad things I have ever said about it The Wiki on Trevanian nee Robert Whitaker university professor could be interpreted as evidence Surely an educated man would not have created this thinly veiled masturbatory fantasy for ineffectual 12 year old boys in earnest He must be jokingrightI don t know I just don t know Suffice to say Shibumi stands alone It is to borrow from my main man Neal Stephenson fractally stupid meaning that if you were to examine any minute aspect of it that aspect would be as stupid as the book in its entirety


10 thoughts on “Shibumi author Rodney William Whitaker

  1. says:

    The reading public back in 1979 picked this book up thinking they were reading a best selling thriller novel little did they know they were going to be exposed to a Trevanian philosophy called SHIBUMI “SHIBUMI has to do with great refinement underlying commonplace appearances It is a statement so correct that it does not have t

  2. says:

    Nicholai Hel is such a stud duck bad ass that even if James Bond Indiana Jones Jason Bourne and the Dos Euis’s Most Interesting Man in the World banded together to try and take him down he’d just kill them all with a d

  3. says:

    He once killed a man while in a small room with 4 guards only paces awayHis mother was Russian his father was German and he was raised by a Japanese Army generalHe can speak than six languages including BasueHe prefers caving to mountain climbing because it is manlyHe is not only the world’s most deadly assassin but also

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    1 2 3 4 5 Senses Working OvertimeSEE the assassin in his youth see him as a child in war torn Shanghai as a young Go Master in Japan as a dutiful son and as a tortured prisoner as an expert caver in Basue Spain as an eually expert Stage IV Lovemaker see him enact the Delight of the Razor upon his lovely and loving concu

  5. says:

    Shibumi is without uestion the stupidest book I have ever read Period Full stop It's not close Shibumi is the 1927 Yankees of stupid books John Grisham and Dan Brown working together operating at the peak of their vaguely misogynist

  6. says:

    If you've ever wanted to know what it takes to become the world's hottest lover and most kick ass ninja style assassin then Shibumi lets you in on the secret First you need to learn to play Go well; then you have to become fluent in Basue Real Go players tell me I'm about second Dan strength but unfortunately I don't know any Basue at all One out of two ain't bad I guess Anyway you've probably figured out why I adore this engagingly crazy

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    I had vaguely heard of Shibumi by reputation but never actually having had read it I decided to take the dive And uite the dive it was with spies and assassinations sex and vengeance After a few hundred pages of backstory it blisters through the plot at breakneck speed The protagonist is the deadly Nicholai Hel

  8. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewAuthority Without Domination “Shibumi” by TrevanianMiss Swivven regretted two aspects of her career this getting sunburned every week or so and the occasional impersonal use Mr Diamond made of her to relieve his tensions Still she was philosophic No job is perfect” 

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    I picked this up because it's been selected by a group I'm in as a group read I doubt I'll do much in that conversation as I am MAJORLY disappointed in this bookYou know since the late 1960s or so the CIA has become the favored whipping boy I apologize for the cliche given my complaints about the book If the CIA really had as many traitorous evil inept andor downright stupid agents as I've seen in movies books

  10. says:

    Fuck I have to retract two stars and my rave review I mean clearly it was a rave I'd say this book loses the plot about half