The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

by Herman Wouk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316955102
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/15/1992
Series: Classics of Naval Literature Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 97,888
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Herman Wouk was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny, his third novel. His other internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels include Aurora Dawn; City Boy; Marjorie Morningstar; Youngblood Hawke; Don’t Stop the Carnival; The Winds of War; War and Remembrance; Inside, Outside; The Hope; and The Glory.

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The Caine Mutiny (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first few chapters were very boring. But once you got to page 250 or something like that (near the climax), it got really exciting. I liked how Mr. Wouk described the character of the neurotic Captain Queeg. I also thought the conclusion was written very beautifully. Hats off to Mr. Wouk.
pfax on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Riveting read. I read this in a span of 10 days, which, for me, is a very fast pace. The romance was very convincing and mutiny trial took some great twists and turns.
Smiley on LibraryThing 3 months ago
The slow motion mutiny during wartime. The tension on board the Caine builds drip by drip. The parallel love story is a perfect counterpoint to the mutiny. There is even a suprise ending. Drop into another world for a while. Addictive reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is simply my favorite book ever. It holds your attention from page one. I have read this book and watched the movie countless times and enjoy it every single time. Wouk is a genius of historical fiction. Check out Winds of War and War and Remembrance as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read other books by herman Wouk I was expecting to run into occasional lags in the story. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The story moves quickly and is easily read. Nautical terms which may not be known, can easily be picked up in context, and the multiple plots weave and relate to each other throughout. I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grea t book
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Tim44 More than 1 year ago
More depth than the movie.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Caine Mutiny was a great book, even if you don't like war books. The best part of the book to me was the part where the mom has to say goodbye to her son. I am not sure why but that really got to me because I have to do that allot with my dad, because he is in the military. So I guess that part of book was my favorite because I have to do that also, so I feel for the mom. One thing I did not like is that the title The Caine Mutiny is a bit misleading. Because if that is the title, then the reader wants to think the whole book is about that mutiny, when it is only the climax of the novel. That is pretty much the only thing I did not like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cain Mutiny by Herman Wouk is a story about men living on a small obsolete destroyer converted to a minesweeper during World War II. It was on the N.Y. times best seller list for two and a half years, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952. It was made into a play and a popular movie. While telling day to day life on shipboard the writer manages to keep the story from being boring and keeps it interesting and even exciting. The characters are unforgettable, especially captain Queeg. I recommend it highly. It is one of the best books I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this is a great book. i am a huge ww2 fan i think it is very intersting. and this book tells you about a guy that has to go through a big change from his life at home and his life in the military. if you like book from a salior point of view during ww2 i think you should go get this one.