Author: Eiji Yoshikawa
Length: 970 pages
The classic samurai novel of the exploits of the most famous swordsman to ever live, the basis for numerous films, T.V shows and books.
A must read for everyone.
Review by Stephen McCann:
A fantastic adventure. A fictional, but often mistaken as true account of the life of Japan´s most famous swordsman. This novel follows Musashi Miyamoto from the battle of Sekigahara in 1600 to his famous dual with Sasaki Kojiro.
This book was given to me by Mick Franklin and I loved this book so much I gave it to my father then Stephen McLean and then to Andrew Hamilton and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly.
Review by Mick Franklin:
A life changing book that takes you in to the world of the man that Mas Oyama himself looked up to and based his own life on. The author Eiji Yoshikawa (who also wrote the Kyokushin Dojo Kun) and Mas Oyama were friends and it is rumoured that Mas Oyama asked him to weave many important life lessons through the story. If that´s true then it makes an already phenomenal book even more interesting.