The Way of the Samurai Musashi Book 1

By Eiji Yoshikawa,

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1 author picked The Way of the Samurai Musashi Book 1 as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Musashi is the first Asian superhero I read.

It’s about a young guy, Takezo” looking for adventure in war and ends up nearly killed, confused, and lost. He finds rebirth in discipline and study with a mysterious monk who starts him on his study of the ways of the sword. He goes on a quest to master the sword and ways of Buddhist truth, a quest where we watch this village kid become “Musashi.”

Its fight scenes are among the best I’ve ever read. And while the feeling of the story being propaganda lurks in the back of the mind…

From Joe's list on coming-of-age while Asian.

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