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Don Winslow is one of the best thriller writers we have. Put the two together and the result, no surprise, is sleek, smart, and deadly. SATORI is a must-read. ―Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and Vanished.

SATORI by Don Winslow "A Novel Based on TREVANIAN'S SHIBUMI" is the full title.

It is the fall of 1951, and the Korean War is raging  . SATORI by Don Winslow "A Novel Based on TREVANIAN'S SHIBUMI" is the full title. In the several months since I had placed the request I'd forgotten about it or even where I'd heard about the book. I think I had been browsing lists for best fiction or best science fiction and stumbled across it.

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Satori is a historical novel by Don Winslow about the love of a man and a woman who practise the oldest professions of the world. The novel is a prequel to Trevanian's novel Shibumi and features the same protagonist, assassin Nicholaï Hel. Nicholaï Hel and the French woman Solange Picard are brought together by somebody who designs missions for an American secret service. Nicholaï Hel is the only man who can possibly carry out a certain covert operation in Beijing

Don Winslow poke a Dai dialect but little Han Chinese. He could see the people through the window - the men wore black turbans, the women colorful headscarves with pieces of silver sewn into them. It was all so different from drab Beijing. As a further comfort, Yu had acquired all of Guibert’s clothing and personal effects and had them brought to Yunnan.

Автор: Don Winslow, Trevanian Название: Satori ISBN: 0755385969 ISBN-13(EAN) . Now critically acclaimed novelist Don Winslow continues the story and reveals how Nicolai Hel became the world& most dangerous assassin.

Описание: Nicholai Hel exploded onto the scene in Trevanian& 1970s blockbuster SHIBUMI. Now critically acclaimed novelist Don Winslow continues the story and reveals how Nicolai Hel became the world& most dangerous assassin

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Read Satori, by Don Winslow online on Bookmate – Trevanian's Shibumi was a landmark bestseller, one of the classic international bestselling thrillers of the twentieth century. Trevanian's Shibumi was a landmark bestseller, one of the classic international bestselling thrillers of the twentieth century. Now, chosen by Trevanian's heirs, the hugely admired writer Don Winslow returns with an irresistible prequel : Satori. It is the fall of 1951 and the Korean War is raging. Twenty-six-year-old Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement at the hands of the Americans.

Trevanian's Shibumi was a landmark bestseller, one of the classic international bestselling thrillers of the twentieth century. Now, chosen by Trevanian's heirs, the hugely admired writer Don Winslow returns with an irresistible "prequel": Satori.It is the fall of 1951 and the Korean War is raging. Twenty-six-year-old Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement at the hands of the Americans. Hel is a master of hodo korosu or "naked kill," and fluent in over six languages. Genius and mystic, he has honed extraordinary "proximity sense" — an extra-awareness of the presence of danger — and has the skills to be the world's most formidable assassin. The Americans need him. They offer Hel freedom in exchange for one small service: go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's Commissioner to China. It's almost certainly a suicide mission, but Hel accepts. Now he must survive violence, suspicion and betrayal while trying to achieve the ultimate goal of satori — the possibility of true understanding and harmony with the world.

Comments: (7)

Detenta
Trevanian was no Hemingway, but Winslow is no Trevanian. That was the first thought that came to mind.

I really fought the urge to arrive at a harsh judgment of Shibumi’s sequel. I really did because I wanted Satori to be so much more. In fact, I wanted Winslow to be the new Trevanian, just so I could get over the fact that one of my favorite writers had died. No such luck.

Trevanian had a delicate way with words and thoughts. Winslow…well Winslow is not quite so delicate. Where Trevanian slid through concepts Winslow took to a bulldozer. Where Shibumi described sensuality without explicitness Satori envelops the concept in vulgarity. Where Trevanian sliced through the villain with a razor blade Winslow carves him up with a machete.

If you are looking for a spoiler, belated as it may be, this is the wrong place. I do not give away plots. I do however thrive on style and catchy stuff. Winslow’s most original thought was “a liberal is a man who will not take his own side in an argument.”

The rest is trite: “Tortured, he had learned what no man should have to learn – the sounds of his own screams…” “Small victories, Nicholas thought, ought to be savored.” “Never consider the possibility of success – consider only the impossibility of failure.”

There were moments of wordsmith artistry: “A cloud of cigarette smoke hovered like protective coverage over the triumphs and disappointments.” Later: “Two hours later, the room was full of stale smoke and fresh tension.” And, finally: “When tigers fight, one is killed, and the other is mortally wounded.” But the moments were few.

By all means, read the book; especially if you didn’t read Shibumi first. Then, read Shibumi and experience the quality that Winslow could not bring back.
Zyniam
When I ordered this fantastic 504 page hardcover book (Satori: A novel based on Trevanian’s Shibumi by Don Winslow) I had not yet read Shibumi and held off reading Satori until I finished Trevanian’s book. As I said in my review of Shibumi, I was somewhat disappointed in that book and character; however, what a difference it makes when another author, in this case Don Winslow, writes about Nicholai Hel. It was like reading about a different character and I loved Satori.

The writing style and short chapter format made this book exciting and action packed. This book begins where the initial novel ends. He has been offered money and freedom if he assassinates the Soviet Union’s commissioner to China. One of the requirements is that he must have plastic surgery to change his appearance. Since he can speak many languages fluently, he is trained by a beautiful and seductive French woman named Solang. She teaches him how to speak, act and even make love like a Frenchman. Surprisingly, Nicholai Hel actually falls in love with her which was not planned.

This exciting novel has numerous twists and turns and the action makes for a fun read. He shows his martial arts expertise when he battles the many bad guys trying to kill him.

I never give away too much information when reviewing a novel. I will mention that this book is at least twice as good as the original novel (Shibumi). In fact, you can skip the first book on this character and you will not really miss anything. Satori, which refers to “Instant enlightenment” according to Zen literature, is the general theme of this book. Personally I loved this book and recommend it to anyone seeking a well-written and exciting spy thriller.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Zen Poetry Moments: Haiku and Senryu for special occasions).
lets go baby
I was pleased to see Don Winslow so strongly acknowledge the originator of the Nicholas Hel books, Trevanian. Trevanian was a great writer - his 3 (I think) Hel books plus several others he wrote are among my favourites. While both authors' protagonist is virtually perfect - handsome, strong, intelligent, spiritual and deadly, Trevanian's adds a dash of tongue in cheek humour that Winslow can't manage. As a result, Winlow's Hel ultimately becomes rather boring and cartoonish. Winslow also gets a bit too excitable toward the end of the book and veers into Matthew Reilly territory (not a compliment) with 2 paragraph, breathless chapters and the like. Having said all of that, Don Winslow has proven over time he is a good writer and this is a good, entertaining book. If you do like this one, by all means go check out the originals - you will love them.
Flarik
A disappointment. There was moments of great potential, but this "prequel" never re-captured the original characters' temperaments or motivations. Hel was not the Hel from the original, there was none of the hubris from the original and the melodramatic love story. There was the very jarring misapplication of giving De Lhandes the swearing style of Le Cagot's from the original book. Like this author confused the two characters from the original. Most characters were two dimensional and pale.

Shibumi was an interesting parody of spy novels with a unique anti-hero in Nicholai Hel. Shibumi was not great literature or subtle, but entertaining for it time, its anti-hero approach and the unusual history surrounding Hel. This prequel lack any of the social criticism and "bite" of the original book and at times descended to "fan fiction" quality. I kept thinking this was author's first draft rather than a fully fleshed out story.

When I finished I deleted from my Kindle. Its was not like I would ever re-read this book. I was expecting more
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Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Don Winslow
ISBN: 0307398714
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf Canada (March 8, 2011)
Pages: 512 pages