August 10, 2021


The book is based on an historically renowned Japanese warrior who went undefeated in a record 61 duels and who also wrote on philosophy and strategy, painted, sculpted, built houses, and practiced calligraphy. Yoshikawa’s philosophical novel provides the reader with brilliant, essentialized characterizations, psychological perceptiveness and adventure. It shows the reader how Musashi became himself and provides various accounts of the kind of choices and actions people make every day and how they inevitably sum. The book is powerful for anyone who wants to a new perspective from which to look at the apparent slow and difficult nature of personal change.

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