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James Webb wrote a great book - "Fields of Fire" - about the Vietnam war. The Emperor's General is pathetic. The author must have become bored with his subject halfway through the book, and then decided to try to end it gracefully. There were no engaging twists or dramatic turns, interesting dilemmas or real personal conflicts. Everything sounded contrived, as if this was the first manuscript by an aspiring writer. The narrator was horrible! He tries to impersonate a young Japanese girl by lisping softly and an aged Japanese general by simply lisping. I regret wasting my time listening to this.
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I liked the book. If you are looking for deep analysis of WW II or McArthur you are reading the wrong book. I checked the history and it is very accurate and I liked the frame story of a young officer. I didn't like the narrators Japanese accent but that is a minor disagreement. As I said in the title, I thought the characters, historical and fictional, could have used more developing.
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