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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
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Dec 19, 10

Read in December, 2010

I'm so torn over this book. If I was judging it on the prose alone I would say five stars. The writing was absolutely amazing. Poetic and beautiful. The story, however, was disturbing. I would give it one star. It was dark, depressing and graphic. I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked it up. It was recommended to me by a friend. The fact that the book evoked so much emotion in me, positive or negative, earned it an extra star. The juxtaposition between the beautiful writing and the dark story was well executed. And the fact that it has left such an indelible mark on me, is to it's credit as well. Overall, I couldn't give it any less than four stars.
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