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Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin - William Golding
Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin
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The sole survivor of a torpedoed destroyer is miraculously cast up on a huge, barren rock in mid-Atlantic. Pitted against him are the sea, the sun, the night cold, and the terror of his isolation. At the core of this raging tale of physical and psychological violence lies Christopher Martin’s... show more
The sole survivor of a torpedoed destroyer is miraculously cast up on a huge, barren rock in mid-Atlantic. Pitted against him are the sea, the sun, the night cold, and the terror of his isolation. At the core of this raging tale of physical and psychological violence lies Christopher Martin’s will to live as the sum total of his life.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156027816 (015602781X)
ASIN: 015602781X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
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3.5 Pincher Martin by William Golding
bookshelves: summer-2015, nobel-laureate, published-1956, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, islands, hell-breaks-loose-one-night-ashore, existentialism, lifesa-beach, lifestyles-deathstyles, lit-richer, under-1000-ratings, tbr-busting-2015, e-book, nutty-nuut, memento-mori, seven-seas, wwii, boo-sc...
pausetowonder
pausetowonder rated it
4.0 Pincher Martin
Unbelievably well-done. Excruciating. Quite often unbearably so.
jonafras
jonafras rated it
4.0 Pincher Martin
Golding is a masterful stylist - the prose in Pincher Martin is so visceral it hurts - and this novel rank among his best works, right up there with The Inheritors and Rites of Passage. Explorations of guilt, of insufficiency, of the pettiness of humankind, all written up in a language that barely l...
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