Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Up to 70% off Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

2
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Winner of the 1994 Nobel prize for literature, this is a sad, angry novel, which tells of fifteen reformatory boys, evacuated during wartime to a remote mountain village. The author captures so well their bleak surroundings and heartbreaking emotions. Abandoned and trapped in a plague ridden environment, the boys attempt to build a life of self respect, doomed for failure. Death looms very real around every corner. It is a book that makes you laugh one minute and cry the next, as the sheer brutality of the plague and the boys' realisation of a final end to their punished lives draws nearer. Has much in common with Lord of the Flies. A book that stays in your thoughts for a long time after finishing.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 22 January 2014
I've read most of Oe's writings - this was the first I read, and I still come back to it.

It's a phenomenal story - stark, depressing, yet totally captivating.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids
Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe (Hardcover - 1 May 1995)
£14.95

The Silent Cry (Serpent's Tail Classics)
The Silent Cry (Serpent's Tail Classics) by Kenzaburo Oe (Paperback - 22 Sept. 2011)
£8.99

A Personal Matter
A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe (Paperback - 12 Jan. 1995)
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.