Whirlwind, James clavell,
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This review is from: Whirlwind: The Sixth Novel of the Asian Saga (Hardcover)
'Whirlwind' is one of the later books (shogun/tia-pan/gia-jin/king rat/noble house)in a loosely connected series. This one being more loosely connected than the rest.
The author makes it clear that all the places/people/etc. in the books are fictitious. However it seems to me the settings are historically true to the time.
This book is very interesting and full of background information on historical events and customs of the time and place. (The Iranian revolution of the 1980's)
The book is not as available and therefore possibly not as popular as the other titles. This I can only guess could be because of more interest in history of the Far East than the Middle East; and not least because the title gives no clue as to the content.
It gives detail (even though in a fictitious way) to an era that many people can remember, but know only in outline; with the added adventure element allowed by the fictional overlay.