Why this book?
I love this book because it has one of the most interesting characters ever, in one of the most original stories I have ever read. I love any book that has something new I can learn from and Shōgun, takes you into old Japan and subtly makes you fall in love with it. The book taught me storytelling from the introspective angle of the characters. The book helped me become a writer, it put a floodlight on the two most important things in a novel for me, the story and the characters.