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Posted March 12, 2007
The Sound of The Mountain
This book is wonderful. The book is fast moving and centers on the life of a family in Japan after the war. Shingo is the main character and he is also the main provider for his family. The book gives great detail into some very fine areas of life. It reminds me very much of life today. I loved this book and will reread it again. I was however, let down by the ending. I feel there should be a part two.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2002
This novel concerns an aging Japanese man (Shingo) and his relationships with his family members. His struggles to find solutions to family problems are highlighted by the differences in pre-war and post-war Japanese society. These differences include family moral obligations, legal definitions of family, shortage of men eligible for marriage, and the war's emotional effect on his son. The author is a master of his craft, who can take some observations about nature and the weather, mix them with thoughts and half-remembered dreams, and produce a gripping novel. I often found myself putting the book down for a few minutes or an hour just because I wanted to prolong the experience of reading it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 3, 2013
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