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The Caine Mutiny Wow just wow.First time I have read this one, although have seen the movie oh so many times This review assumes you have seen the movie, if not don t read ahead.The film version is brilliant and certainly captures some aspects of the book The film and the book both have the sucker punch involving involving the speech by the lawyer Greenwald after most of the book deals with the crew and the infamous Captain Queeg.The novel though has a different narrative through the eyes of Willie Keith An Wow just wow.First time I have read this one, although have seen the movie oh so many times This review assumes you have seen the movie, if not don t read ahead.The film version is brilliant and certainly captures some aspects of the book The film and the book both have the sucker punch involving involving the speech by the lawyer Greenwald after most of the book deals with the crew and the infamous Captain Queeg.The novel though has a different narrative through the eyes of Willie Keith An affluent you My favorite Pulitzer Prize winning fiction novel Why It is set in World War II and it just tells a story, no deep intellectual meaning, no homosexual subtext, no infidelity, no sex, no profanity for profanity s sake, etc etc Just a good story and in the end you don t know who you want to root for. The Novel That Inspired The Now Classic Film The Caine Mutiny And The Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Herman Wouk S Boldly Dramatic, Brilliantly Entertaining Novel Of Life And Mutiny On A Navy Warship In The Pacific Theater Was Immediately Embraced, Upon Its Original Publication In , As One Of The First Serious Works Of American Fiction To Grapple With The Moral Complexities And The Human Consequences Of World War II In The Intervening Half Century, The Caine Mutiny Has Become A Perennial Favorite Of Readers Young And Old, Has Sold Millions Of Copies Throughout The World, And Has Achieved The Status Of A Modern Classic Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns Who s gonna do it You I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines You have that luxury You have the luxury of not knowing what I know that Santiago s death, while tragic, probably saved lives And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives Jack Nicholson as Colonel Nathan Jessep, in A Few Good Men Se Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns Who s gonna do it You I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines You have that luxury You have the luxury of not knowing what I know that Santiago s death, while tragic, probably saved lives And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives Jack Nicholson as Colonel Nathan Je In many ways this is a difficult book, at least to categorize and or rate It was also a difficult read for me at times, by turns absorbing, slightly boring, almost exciting, very infuriating, frustrating and thought provoking I suppose most will know at least the outline of the story here as it s not only a novel, but a play and a movie I ll still try to avoid spoilers here for those who haven t run across it in any form Let me say that the book doesn t fall easily into one category It s a In many ways this is a difficult book, at least to categorize and or rate It was also a difficult read for me at times, by turns absorbing, slightly boring, almost exciting, very infuriating, frustrating and thought provoking I suppose most will know at least the outline of the story here as it s not only Top Ten Reasons to Give The Caine Mutiny a Chance10 Wouk s clear, compelling, Pulitzer Prize winning prose.9 The boredom of military service, even in wartime, has never been so interesting.8 The USS Caine DMS feels like home no matter who s in command 7 The ineluctable build of Queeg s collapse.6 Willie s slow and certain becoming.5 Keefer s behaviour insuring that no side is right 4 The best novelized military trial ever written.3 The complexity of Wouk s characters, even when the Top Ten Reasons to Give The Caine Mutiny a Chance10 Wouk s clear, compelling, Pulitzer Prize winning prose.9 The boredom of military service, even in wartime, has never been so interesting.8 The USS Caine DMS feels like home no matter who s in command 7 The ineluctable build of Queeg s collapse.6 Willie s slow and certain becoming.5 Keefer s behaviour insuring that no side is right 4 The best novelized milita It wasn t until I got about 2 3 of the way through that I realized this was a 5 star book The book has its flaws there is some extraneous material in the first half that could have been cut down, there are a few instances of an awkward secondary character point of view, and there is a generous sprinkling of those pesky adverbs that everyone seems to equate with literary leprosy these days But the events immediately preceding the mutiny, the actual mutiny itself and the subsequent court martia It wasn t until I got about 2 3 of the way through that I realized this was a 5 star book The book has its flaws there is some extraneous material in the first half that could have been cut down, there are a few instances of an awkward secondary character point of view, and there is a generous sprinkling of those pesky adverbs that everyone seems to equate with literary leprosy these days But the events immediately preceding the mutiny, the actual mutiny itself and the subsequent court martial is where the story really shines, attempting to untangle the messy issues of honor, cowardice and what constitutes the conveyance of truth in human interactions and their motivations Ultimately, it is another officer, smug and self righteous, who is revealed to beworthy of the reader s abhorrence than Captain Queeg who, despite his tyranny and paranoia, elicits sympathy He is clearly a damaged man who is in over his head and seems to This is my favorite read so far this year Its got everything Sea story, war story, love story and court room drama The movie leaves out so much This is one of the great novels to come out of world war 2 and a worthy winner of the Pulitzer Prize I could kick myself fo It is conceivable that most unusual and extraordinary circumstances may arise in which the relief from duty of a commanding officer by a subordinate becomes necessary, either by placing him under arrest or on the sick list but such action shall never be taken without the approval of the Navy Department or other appropriate higher authority, except when reference to such higher authority is undoubtedly impracticable because of the delay involved or for other clearly obvious reason Herman Wo It is conceivable that most unusual and extraordinary circumstances may arise in which the relief from duty of a commanding officer by a subordinate becomes necessary, either by placing him under arrest or on the sick list but such action shall never be taken without the approval of the Navy Department or other appropriate higher authority, except when reference to such higher authority is undoubtedly impracticable because of the delay involved or for other clearly obvious reason Herman Wouk The action of this book occurs on a World War Two minesweeper ship a What sets Herman Wouk apart from his successors is his understanding of both characterization and plotting He is great at both The Winds of War books, appearingthan 20 years from The Caine Mutiny, are equally brilliant The man was a prodigy.The Caine Mutiny, happens on an old rustbucket of a tow ship called the Caine Thoughout the book, Wouk teases us, making us hungry for the moment when the crew of the ship blows its collective gasket It was long in coming, but when it did, the cour What sets Herman Wouk apart from his successors is his understanding of both characterization and plotting He is great at both The Winds of War books, appearingthan 20 years from The Caine Mutiny, are equally brilliant The man was a prodigy.The Caine Mutiny, happens on an old rustbucket of a tow ship called the Caine Thoughout the book, Wouk teases us, making us hungry for the moment when the crew of the ship blows its collective gasket It was long in coming, but when it did, the courtroom scenes

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