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Mishima's best is no-doubt the sea of fertility tetralogy, but The Sound of Waves is a pleasant short novel, or long novella, less gloomy and wistfully, even uplifting, somewhat... Read morePublished 1 month ago by reader 451
This novel in translation was interesting, as it provides great insight into Japanese fisher folk and their traditions, as well as into social mores in a small fishing community. Read morePublished on 21 Mar. 2013 by MS ANNE C CLARKE
Mishima paints a tranquil picture of a quiet japanese island where the sea provides most of the wealth. Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2012 by NyeRobbie
Yukio Mishima blazed a path through Japanese fiction in the fifties and sixties,just as he was reaching the peak of his powers he committed ritual suicide and the world lost a... Read morePublished on 26 July 2007 by DOGG
I found the writing style very bland and uninvolving. For me the characters and the setting just don't come to life at all. Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2005 by Xepha
People often call Mishima's highly acclaimed "Sea Of Fertility" tetralogy his crowning achievement, but I'd have to disagree. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2003 by "manic_emokid"
Yukio Mishima is a literary juggernaut. He is not only famous for his huge body of quality work but also for his very public seppuku (ritual suicide). Read morePublished on 10 Nov. 2002 by Mr. A. P. Venables
very good book with a romantic feel,mood and tone. however did feel the need to skim read certain parts of book due to over poetic descriptions.Published on 6 Sept. 2002