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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
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Sep 14, 09

bookshelves: japan
Read in September, 2009

The best thing I can say about a book is that I found it challenging. I couldn't breeze through this novel. It's a careful study of an unbalanced soul who chooses to destroy the most beautiful thing in his life in order to save it. Mishima makes the object of his desire, the temple itself, virtually its own character. He also delves deep into the protagonist's psyche - so deep that it's hard for me to describe exactly what he was going through.

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message 1: by D. (new) - rated it 5 stars

D. Pow Really a haunting, freaky book.

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