Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Caine Mutiny


Category: War

Author: Herman Wouk

Summary: One of the first serious works of fiction to help readers grapple with the human consequences of World War II.

1 Comments:

At 8:38 PM, Blogger scottt2 said...

I think that this book is a great ALIS read. I personally like the war genre, so this book was very interesting to me. It goes in detail of the military/navy life of Willie Keith, and shows his struggles, both physically and mentally, as he works his way through WWII. It is a long read, and if you do not like the war genre, this book is not for you. However, there is little criticism for this book. I had to search extensively for quality research, because most of the stuff in CLC is useless. It merely claims that Wouk is either an excellent writer or a terrible one, and does not go into analytical detail. But it is doable, and if you are willing to put the effort into it, this book can be rewarding. Keith has to deal with moral choices, and really defines himself in this novel. Conflicts of love and war of plentiful, and this book is fairly clean (as clean a a war book can be).

 

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