"Written with precise skill and beautifully controlled power. The translation by Ivan Morris is outstanding." —The New York Times
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It presented vividly the talk of the Japanese soldier embroiled in hell. But in the end was a bit too surreal for the grittiness of a soldier.Published 21 months ago by Kenneth J. Lewis
This book is haunting because though it was set in World War 2, it shows what we as humans are capable of when we believe that there is no hope of being rescued and have can rely... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Christopher Jantzen
The main character resorts to an analysis of his vomiting towards the end of the novel. He concludes he must be an "angel of God, an instrument of God's wrath. Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by Ben S. Leet
Explores an aspect of the (in)human condition that few writers have ever dared to explore, let alone been capable of exploring with such exacting psychological skill. Read morePublished on December 15, 2008 by W.W.
This is a different look at the war in the Pacific as told by one Japanese soldier who was trying to survive.Published on May 31, 2008 by R. Diaz