Jussi Häkkinen kirjoitti:
Kyllä Lustbader-sensei tuollaisista ajoista taitaa puhua. Tms, ihan tarkkaan en muista.
Aikaa tappaakseni haeskelin tuolta internetin ihmeellisestä maailmasta vähän tietoja hakusanoilla "Eric van Lustbader" ja "tau-tau" sekä "tanjian". Ei liene kenellekään yllätys että nuo "tau-tau" ja "tanjian" jutut löytyvät Lustbaderin Ninja-kirjoista (Ninja, Miko, White Ninja, The Kaisho, Floating City ja Second Skin)
From Publishers Weekly
As elaborate as its predecessors The Ninja and The Miko , this epic melodrama set in present-day Japan features Japanese tanjian sorcery, troubled family histories, crime and political intrigue. "A distinctly good time for the unabashed thriller-reader, particularly those with a taste for the mystical, exotic and sexually kinky"
From Publishers Weekly
Sex, violence and violent sex, plus lots of hokey Eastern mysticism?in other words, typical Lustbader fare?dominate the action in this sixth Nicholas Linnear novel, which brings to a close events begun in The Kaisho and continued in Floating City. Nicholas, half-British and half-Japanese, heads a computer firm on the verge of a mega-breakthrough that here is threatened by: a crazed Nietzsche-spouting American gangster who is Nicholas's doppelganger; the gangster's equally crazed, California-based brother, who's trying to take over the Eastern U.S. Mafia family run by a middle-aged suburban matron; an unholy mix of Japanese tycoons, pols and Yakuza; and a creepy, untrustworthy aide to Nicholas's ailing mentor. And then there's the order of nuns who fight evil in myriad ways, up to and including using their bodies in distinctly un-nunlike fashion. Fortunately, Nicholas has "Tau-tau, the secret knowledge of ancient psycho-necromancers," useful in a pinch for moving guided missiles or supercharged motorcycles but prone to side effects that cause depressing blackouts without moving the plot at all. As usual, Lustbader's prose can be as corny as what it describes ("It was a daring and dangerous plan, but it was their only chance to bring Bad Clams down. Or it was going to get all of them dead"), but his fans and armchair ninjas won't be disappointed with this energetic entry in the series.