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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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

When Golding won the Nobel (in the 80's?), I read several of his books. (Of course it seems that everyone has read Lord of the Flies as part of their schooling, but many of Golding's other novels are ... Read full review

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User Review  - ajbarnett - LibraryThing

I read this book many years ago - pre-university days. Then it was just called Pincher Martin. It was complex and needed some working out, but boy, did it leave an impression. The book is quite a literary feat - not for the faint-hearted reader. Read full review


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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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