The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

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This is an alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679750154

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea tells the tale of a band of savage thirteen-year-old boys who 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 idealize the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard their disappointment in him as an act of betrayal on his part, and react violently.

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    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea Reviews

  • Megha

    I had a slightly different review in mind until I read a little bit about Mishima's life. In light of what Mishima did to himself, I am not really sure what to make of The Sailor Who.... While it is d...

  • Jim Fonseca

    I’m in the process of reading Mishima’s four-book cycle, The Sea of Fertility. (I’ve read the first two.) Sailor is not one of the cycle and I found it disappointing – a bit of implausibility ...

  • Sarah

    This was a disturbing yet compelling read....

  • Robin

    This book features a cold band of psychopathic children, but isn't "about psychopaths". Just like Lord of the Flies isn't about psychopaths. It's a philosophical allegory about human nature.There are ...

  • Michael

    A sinister tale about dread, desire, and death, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea reflects on the adolescent longing to abandon society and pursue solitary greatness. The novel follows Nobor...

  • Tim

    Given the publishing industry's recent obsession with YA, I can't help but wonder how this book would be marketed if published today. Would they hype up the teenager angle? Would it be advertised as "...

  • Parthiban Sekar

    THE SAILOR – THE GLORY Glory, as anyone knows, is bitter stuff. What glory is there for any sailor whose life is besieged by the vast and open sea? Vast but not open, as there are occasional trac...

  • B0nnie

    The title The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea is a poetic rendering of the Japanese, 午後の曳航, literally "Afternoon's Towing". The English translation is done much in the spirit of R...

  • Carol

    It must be me, not him. Had the author been anyone other than Mishima, I would have abandoned this novel immediately after (view spoiler)[the intentional, cruel murder and mutilation of a kitten. (hid...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)

    [7/10]It is a generally accepted fact that teenagers are weird, all over the world, and all over the ages. Somehow, Japanese teenagers manage to be ten time weirder than the norm, and 13 years old Nob...