Book Reviews of The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Author: Yukio Mishima, John Nathan (Translator)
ISBN-13: 9780399504891
ISBN-10: 0399504893
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 181
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Perigee Books
Book Type: Paperback
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this book is about a widow's love affair with a naval officer...
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Publisher's Product Description: A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disallusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.
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Even though a disturbing, difficult book to read, and hard on the emotions, it's worth it to get through to his writing, which is great.
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I hated this book. The motivations of the characters made absolutely no sense to me. Is that because this is a translation and some things did not translate well? I doubt it. Would I understand it better if I were Japanese? Perhaps. I plan on reading more by this author, but I certainly hope the next one I read has at least one character that is a decent human being. This one was filled with sociopaths/psychopaths. In fact, it is the kind of novel you might expect from a man who would, in a few short years, commit ritual suicide in front of a government office and a tv crew. That's exactly what the author did.