Pincher Martin

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Harcourt, Brace, 1956 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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 will to live as the sum total of his life.

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Review: Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

A few months back I had found out that William Golding had won the Nobel Prize in Literature. I was something of a nice surprise for me, having been exposed to his Lord of the Flies in high school ... Read full review

Review: Pincher Martin: The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin

User Review  - Christopher Kanas - Goodreads

I tried. I really did. But nope. Completely lacked any compelling interest for me. I know Golding is a big name among the classics but I could only make it about a 1/3 of the way before sheer boredom and the incoherent writing style made me want to use it for kindling. Read full review


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About the author (1956)

Born in Cornwall, England, William Golding started writing at the age of seven. Though he studied natural sciences at Oxford to please his parents, he also studied English and published his first book, a collection of poems, before finishing college. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion. Golding's other novels include Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors, The Spire, Rites of Passage (Booker Prize), and The Double Tongue.

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