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The Sound of Waves
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
14 posts | 33 read | 53 to read
Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.
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CounterfeitNickel
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Mehso-so

The Sound of Waves is a lovely romance from Japanese legend Yukio Mishima. It takes place on a small rural island whose lives and scenery are dominated by the fish trade. The setting is lovingly rendered is sparse detail. However, this is a romance written by a man in the 50s. Descriptions of women range from passable to cringe-worthy, and there are monstrous crimes attempted which are treated as momentary lapses in character. (TW, SA)

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TheSpineView
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Gnomeo and Juliet

PageShifter You should never judge by a cover but here the cover of the movie looks so much more appealing 😅 7mo
Klou Interesting choice. Love it. Well done 7mo
TheSpineView @Klou 🤩📖 7mo
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Gissy
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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#wondrousWednesday last week.
🌊I lived in 3 different places as a child and 10 more places as a young adult and adult.
🌊I live the here and now so I will make this place as my favorite one. I hope I don‘t have to move again.
🌊first, a quiet place, alone, a view point just to shutdown myself. Soft music, candle scents, the beach early in the morning or late in the afternoon because I love the sound of waves. Read books, run, paddle boarding

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick You're welcome! 1y
Eggs # 3 - perfect ❣️ Thanks for playing 👏🏻📚💗 1y
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sailu112
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Sound of waves is a simple story written extremely well. It portrays the life of an introverted fisherman. However towards the end , I felt it was dragged too much! ⭐⭐⭐/5

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CindiB
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Pickpick

A coming of age story—a poor fisherman falls in love with a beautiful daughter of a wealthy villager. Atmospheric and a wonderful lens on the lives and livelihoods of this remote island, this is beautifully written. Good and strength win in the end—and this was start to finish, lovely. 4/5

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Emilymdxn
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Pickpick

This was a very original, unusual love story that was unlike anything I‘d read before. I definitely want to read more Mishima but I think it would suit being read physically better than being an audiobook, I don‘t think I‘ll listen to Mishima again.

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Emilymdxn
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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I love twentieth century Japanese novels but managed to never read Mishima before now. Let‘s put that right #1001books

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this 🙂 4y
BarbaraBB His big series on the #1001books list is good too! 4y
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KeeperofBooks
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Electricity blackout at my town after a day of rain. There‘s something magical about candlelight compared to the clinical soulless white light from a phone‘s flash.

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erzascarletbookgasm
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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I recently read this lovely little book by the prolific Mishima. Look at all the different covers I found for the book!

#readingresolutions #waves

Suzze That‘s cool! I love to see the various covers a book has. 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Pickpick

Set on an island, a quaint fishing village in Japan, this is a simple love story. Hardworking boy meets daughter of a wealthy man,both fall in love. Obstacle-the girl‘s father. There‘s lovely & lyrical descriptions of the island‘s scenery & ocean. I like immersing myself in the daily lives of the islanders; fishermen, women pearl divers, the youth & womenfolk. Also the traditional culture of the Japanese & the island life. A good, laidback read.

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erzascarletbookgasm
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Snippets of the lives of women pearl divers in Japan.
#currentread

saresmoore That life sounds like a nightmarish existence! I can‘t imagine. 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Reading my first Mishima. Liking it so far, and also the cute illustrations on the beginning page of each chapter.
#currentread

TiredLibrarian I read tagged book years ago and found it so depressing, but in hindsight I think I was just too young to "get" the book. 4y
erzascarletbookgasm @TiredLibrarian Oh, I have that on my TBR. This one I‘m reading is more of a coming-of-age/first love story 🙂 4y
LeahBergen Stacked! 4y
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Faibka
The Sound of Waves | Yukio Mishima
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Pickpick

I guess I have a pearl theme going on today, lol. I really loved this book! A lyrical masterpiece set within a community of pearl divers/fishermen on a small Japanese island. This is a kind of coming of age story while also poetically describing the exuberance of nature and young love.
#photoadaynov16
#setinasmalltown

Faibka @Desha If you haven't read this one I highly recommend it! Such a beautifully written book 😄 6y
Alfoster Oh, love this one!! Taught it to freshman years ago as a companion to R&J! So good! 6y
Tsubame Sounds like a book I'd enjoy a lot! ^^ Waaaaaa litsy is a disaster for my tbr pile!! I'll never be able to catch up again 😁 6y
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Faibka @Tsubame Lol! I know my TBR has grown exponentially! 6y
Faibka @Alfoster My comment with spoilers was meant for you 😁 6y
Faibka @Alfoster Wonferful! At least this one had a happy ending! 😆 6y
Desha Okay Faibka! ❤️ 6y
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