Cover Crush: The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai by Barbara Lazar

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This week’s cover crush caught my attention immediately. I love Asian designs and the cover designer made good use of the color and gives the cover a textured sort of look to it. The cover itself tells a story and I think brings to life the premise of the story described within the pages. Having said that, I haven’t actually read the book, yet. But I did read the first couple chapters. I have read Memoirs of a Geisha-twice- and I have some pretty frank opinions about that book so I wasn’t entirely sure about adding this one to my reading pile. I am willing to give it a chance and the cover helped that decision along…

Book Description:

the-pillow-book-of-the-flower-samuraiMemoirs of a Geisha meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in a gorgeously vivid, fresh historical that instantly captures the imagination

I am Kozaisho: Fifth daughter, Woman-For-Play, teller of stories, lover, wife, and Flower Samurai.

In the rich, dazzling, brutal world of 12th century Japan, one young girl begins her epic journey, from the warmth of family to the Village of Outcasts. Marked out by an auspicious omen, she is trained in the ancient warrior arts of the samurai. But it is through the power of storytelling that she learns to fight her fate, twisting her life onto a path even she could not have imagined. With stunning precision, the narrative evokes the beauty and clarity of the art and culture of Japan at that time, with Kozaisho’s tales woven in bringing a fable-like quality to the tale.

Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated with Erin at Flashlight Commentary.

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2 thoughts on “Cover Crush: The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai by Barbara Lazar

  1. I love the idea of Pillowbooks – essentially a diary. If you have ever read The Pillowbook of Sei Shonagon who was born in 966AD – it gives such a witty and personal view of life at that time. I’ve now put Lazar’s book on my TBR, simply because of the intimate and revealing nature of Pillowbooks.


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