The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea
A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disallusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.
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Review: The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the SeaUser Review - Leajk - Goodreads
I love it and I loathe it. The writing is superb. The tone and the psychology feels just right. On top of that I read most of it (it's very short, mind you) while on a warm beach. And then I stopped ... Read full review
Review: The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the SeaUser Review - Ingrid - Goodreads
I'll admit: I didn't read this book because I'm a thoughtful and philosophical lover of non-Western literature, but because I saw it on a list of David Bowie's 100 favorite books. Perhaps if I read ... Read full review