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Forbidden Colors by Yukio Mishima
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Jul 26, 2011

really liked it
Read from July 27 to August 02, 2011

Mishima lived his s&m, militaristic, uber-masculine/gay fantasies. In his 20s he bared his feelings in this troubling, often astonishing, novel where desire is an evil spirit to get drunk on. Life, as he
sees it, is a deceptive "show" in false face, headlining naked
players in a series of tableaux depicting Beauty, Sex, Death.
And the show, which spotlights lovelessness in Loveland, must
always go on.
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message 1: by Sketchbook (last edited Aug 02, 2011 04:24PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sketchbook Just read that Mishima was 5' 1". Mmm, nonplussed. It also explains lotz.

David Yes. If he'd been the biggest boy at junior high, everything would have been very different.

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