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This book gutted me.
The description of how much a man is willing to endure simply to stay alive is harrowing. There is the torture of a life remembered in the midst of his total isolation,his
mental and physical nakedness beneath the endless sky and his never sated hunger.
And for what?
Read the book.
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Review: Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin

User Review  - Paul Taylor - Goodreads

Impenetrable on first reading. I have read much of Golding's work (he taught diffidently at my local grammar school) and am baffled as to why he enjoys such popularity. Literally succinct his stories ... Read full review

Review: Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin

User Review  - Christian Schwoerke - Goodreads

I'd read this years ago, when I was a young teen, shortly after having read The Inheritors, which haunted me for decades and even now chills me when I recall the literally unspeakable horrors the ... Read full review

Review: Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin

User Review  - Caroline Herbert - Goodreads

I found this book to be much more interesting than I had anticipated--the story of one man's struggle to survive after his warship was torpedoed in the Atlantic (during WWII). Apparently the sole ... Read full review

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