The sound of waves or Shiosai in Japanese is Yukio Mishima's 1954 novel. It starts with a brief description of the island called Uta-jima, it then moves to a remote fishing village where a young boy is returning from his fishing for the day. He is wearing his dead father's trousers and a cheap jumper, … Continue reading The sound of waves by Yukio Mishima, book review
Death in midsummer and other stories by Yukio Mishima (1925-70) is a collection of the Japanese author's short stories. Some are relatively early in his career (Death in midsummer, 1953), and some are from much later in his career (Patriotism, 1966). Because of this the stories offer a wide scope of his writing ability and … Continue reading Death in midsummer and other stories by Yukio Mishima, book review
He wiped the dust away which had settled on his shoulders. He had stood staring at the gates for a while now, and thought of how they looked like fashionable versions of what surround a prison, after all wasn't that what an old folk's home was in a way? A prison for those still imprisoned … Continue reading This face of mine – chapter IV.
Hands wrapped around his throat woke him up. He could barely see as his eyes failed to adjust to what he was trying to see. Breathing was getting difficult and his throat was being squeezed. His chest felt like someone was sitting on it. He could see eyes piercing through the darkness, as he concentrated … Continue reading This face of mine – Chapter III.
He found himself walking around aimlessly, forgetting who he was and how to think. He felt as if he was watching himself through other people's eyes. He watched himself go into a bathroom and urinate into a toilet, feeling like a peeping Tom doing this. He slowly slipped back into himself and loosened from the … Continue reading This face of mine – Chapter II.
Guillaume had escaped through the bedroom window. He had jumped into a patch of soft soil which his father used for throwing food waste in, and tucked himself under the wooden fence that couldn't keep a large dog from getting out if it decided to crawl, instead of dig. He could feel the imprint of … Continue reading This face of mine – Chapter I.
The prisoner, or the vices of choice. Chapter one - Imprisoned: With a bang his eyes were forced open. There was a dim light from behind him and he blinked and blinked and blinked, still in the waking seconds where you have no idea where or who you even are. As he continued to stare … Continue reading The trilogy of choice