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In this book, we can see how a mind can be driven along to evil through obsession.
Since he has been cast out of the world, he comes to believe that the world is a beautiful and good place in which he does not belong.
All in all, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a remarkable book, and I recommend it strongly to anyone who considers reading it.
Mesmerizing writing, an unforgettable story, and narration which makes the insane and absurd seem all too relatable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeremy W. Galloway
In literature as in so much else, purposeful canonization often makes a classic, rather than intrinsic and authentic values. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Taneo Ishikawa
This novel introduces a disturbing paradox: there are many people in this world who, at the very least deserve our empathy yet to actually understand them would actually cause us... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Harlow
My first venture into the literature of the infamous Yukio Mishima proved, unfortunately, to be a disappointing one. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Trevor Habermeyer
As interesting in its own way as Dr. Zhivago is, in regards to being a portal into a world about to be changed forever - in this case, Japan just prior to the end of WWII - the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wayne L. Hill
The version of this novel I have the Vintage paperback, Ivan Morris translation (the version showing the entwined bodies on the cover). Read morePublished 12 months ago by Christopher Barrett
Disturbing, because The Temple delves deeply into the mind and motivations of a sick individual, making understandable if not nearly inevitable, his horrible destructive deed. Read morePublished 21 months ago by David Mason
This is a good book, but it does have some issues.
If you happen to be looking at the Hardcover Import from 1994, there is an introduction from Donald Keene. Read more