From Library Journal
Written in 1956 and 1959, respectively, this duo represent a hit and a miss. LJ's reviewer found Waves amateurish (LJ 8/56), while Temple was praised by another LJ reviewer (LJ 5/15/59) and Japanese critics, who voted it one of the ten best novels of the year.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"A story that is both happy and a work of art. . . . Altogether a joyous and lovely thing."
—The New York Times
"Of such classic design its action might take place at any point across a thousand years."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Mishima is like Stendhal in his precise psychological analyses, like Dostoevsky in his explorations of darkly destructive personalities."—
Christian Science Monitor