Publish date: 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Unbelievably well-done. Excruciating. Quite often unbearably so.
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...