Just picked up Shogun by James Clavell today, haven't read a book in the series before, and I wondered if I should go about it chronologically or by order of publication. What do you guys think?
I read Shogun and loved it, and then tried the others. They're alright, but are products of the 70s/80s "Japan is going to take over the world!" scare. Shogun's more interesting because it lacks that, has a more interesting setting, and stands alone as a really solid work.
Growing up, this was my dads favorite book. Over the years that book got lost, damaged, etc. last year I bought him a new copy of that book for his birthday. You should have seen the look on his face.