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The Caine Mutiny By Herman Wouk The Caine Mutiny 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

  • Title: The Caine Mutiny
  • Author: Herman Wouk
  • ISBN: 9780316955102
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Caine Mutiny By Herman Wouk 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 1951, as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple witThe 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 1951, 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.
    The Caine Mutiny By Herman Wouk

    The Caine Mutiny Jun , Directed by Edward Dmytryk With Humphrey Bogart, Jos Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray When a U.S Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. The Caine Mutiny The Caine Mutiny A Novel The Caine Mutiny won the Pulitzer Prize in for good reasons Wouk s words effortlessly take the reader aboard the Caine and into World War II mine sweeping activities He brings out the stresses of life in close quarters Even important, Wouk develops a classic theme as Keith struggles to become a The Caine Mutiny The Caine Mutiny novel by Wouk Britannica

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    1. Carol on said:

      Excellent My first Super Favorite of 2017E CAINE MUTINY begins with character development of Willie Keith, his affluent family and worries over the possible consequences of having an immigrant girlfriend as he goes from being a spoiled, immature Princeton grad and amateur pianist to life in the U.S Navy during WWII.This brilliant classic work follows Willie aboard ship where we see how the men live, eat and occasionally sleep while performing their duties in an environment filled with daily and [...]

    2. Jeffrey Keeten on said:

      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 reasonHerman WoukThe a [...]

    3. Luffy on said:

      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, appearing than 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 sce [...]

    4. Matt on said:

      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 See, while I was [...]

    5. Tuco Markham on said:

      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.

    6. Brad on said:

      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 they only appear [...]

    7. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      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 story [...]

    8. Natylie Baldwin on said:

      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 i [...]

    9. Dennis on said:

      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 for not reading this sooner in my life.

    10. Jeff Miller on said:

      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 affl [...]

    11. Sarah Anne on said:

      4.5 rounded up this time I was wondering when I started this how you can possibly get 500 pages 26 listening hours out of a mutiny It seems like that s an event rather than a lengthy story It turns out that it s not entirely about the mutiny That s sort of a moment in time where the character s fates intertwine, otherwise it s a story about what it s like to be on a ship in the Navy in war time.The book starts out with young, na ve, slight spoiled Willie Keith getting drafted into the Army durin [...]

    12. booklady on said:

      An all time favorite book of mine anyway, The Caine Mutiny holds even personal significance for me because I saw the play performed in London over twenty years ago when I was still dating my husband Charlton Heston starred as the enigmatic Queeg and I just learned that this production is written up on Although sometimes maligned for not being reliable, in this case Bear and I can attest to the reliability of at least that much of the article The Caine Mutiny is a fascinating look at our humble [...]

    13. Jan Rice on said:

      A few days ago Trump s behavior led me to start thinking about The Caine Mutiny, instead, say, of 1984 and other dystopian novels or Mein Kampf My thoughts turned in that direction beginning with the tweet storm against his attorney general, his early supporter I read the book as a teenager I remember the suspense and being pulled along by the plot Tonight I watched the movie That s a short cut The movie doesn t have a tenth of all the detail, but reading some friends reviews helped Trump would [...]

    14. Kurt on said:

      One hallmark of a great author, in my opinion, is the ability to realistically depict a character who is mentally unstable From my limited reading, the best example I remember is the schizophrenic neighbor in Richard Yates Revolutionary Road Anyone who has not read that book should if for no other reason than to marvel at the author s skill Author Herman Wouk also makes a spectacular show of the same skill in his depiction of the disturbed Philip Queeg, Captain of the U.S.S Caine, in his Pulitze [...]

    15. Danielle on said:

      I put off reviewing this book for way too long because I wanted to do it justice Now it s been months since I finished it, and so my review will be lacking accordingly But, I can say without reservation that I highly recommend this book I enjoyed it immenseley, and it met the three criteria for a 5 star book It entertained me, it made me think, and it made me feel.I decided to read this book because it was lodged somewhere in my mind as one of those books you should read Also, there is a classic [...]

    16. Anne(Booklady) Molinarolo on said:

      Long before Jack Nicholson hurled the words, You Can t Handle The Truth at Tom Cruise inA Few Good Men, there was Herman Wouk s 1952 Pulitzer Prize Winning Caine Mutiny Wouk also wrote the Broadway Play of The Caine Mutiny.Article 184It 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 withou [...]

    17. Daniel Villines on said:

      Much like the main character of The Caine Mutiny, Willis Keith, I served in the Navy as a reservist on active duty during our first conflict with Iraq and observed and experienced many of the eccentric, illogical, and wasteful processes employed by the Navy As with the crew of the USS Caine, I recall a few endless pre dawn mornings where we were instructed to move at full speed from one place to the next only to spend the rest of the day waiting for our next set of instructions I also served und [...]

    18. Czarny Pies on said:

      This novel is the great American classic of the Post War Years describing the trials that an American K must go through in order to enter the law or to conform to the expectations of mainstream society Despite being a devout Jew, Herman Wouk decides to make his hero Joseph K a classic American Wasp Willis Willie Seward Keith must learn to abandon his irresponsible youth, learn how to choose companions wisely, accept responsibility and provide leadership As Willie spends most of the war serving i [...]

    19. Bob on said:

      Herman Wouk s writing is so vividly detailed it s like turning the pages of a photo album rather than pages of words Using words Wouk paints us a picture of an island battle Where you can hear the sounds of battle and see men fighting and dying While a short distance away war ships are at anchor, sailors are swimming, and officers are in the ward room eating steak and ice cream Wouk keeps this level of detail and description going page after page from the beginning to the end.This book rightly d [...]

    20. Josh on said:

      What a great book I came to The Caine Mutiny through my love of seafaring tales and having read Herman Wouk s Don t Stop the Carnival one of my favorite titles a long time ago The mutiny is exciting More surprising is how long we spend on the build up to that plot, daily life aboard the ship, and how compelling it is.Our protagonist, Willie Keith, is a WASP, and his girlfriend, May, is an Italian American Catholic Can they bridge that gap What is Willie to do about his mother s voice in his head [...]

    21. Lance Carney on said:

      I am a huge Humphrey Bogart fan The image of Captain Queeg nervously rolling the two steel balls in one hand, the insecurity, the perspiration it will always be Bogie in my mind I have watched the movie made from the book many times So when I stumbled across the book in an antique store in Southport, NC for a reasonable price I didn t hesitate Still, it would be two years before I picked it up to read.The Caine Mutiny follows Willie Keith s transformation from spoiled rich kid, almost kicked out [...]

    22. Alondra on said:

      5 StarsI knew this would be a 5 Star read, for me, within the first 50 pages Something about an author who knows how to tell a story, and not just write one Feel me The story is a masterpiece, pure and simple According to the book blurb Herman Wouk s boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life and mutiny on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater To me, it really is the story of our main character s brief stint in the Navy, his complicated relationships with his parents and girl back h [...]

    23. Jayne Charles on said:

      I was in the school library at the age of 14 and about to borrow an Enid Blyton at the age of 14 The shame of it when my English teacher Mrs Straughan saw me, tut tutted loudly and gave me this book instead I was horrified Some piece of historical fiction about some Americans in the Navy in World War II So far out of my comfort zone it might as well have been on Mars You ll really enjoy it , Mrs Straughan assured me And she was right Not only did I enjoy it the first time, I enjoyed it the twent [...]

    24. Jeanmarie on said:

      This is one of those books in which you, yourself, live for as long as it takes to read the whole book Wouk s forthright manner is detailed, but not verbose His sense of humor is subtle and wry There is a believable balance of the mental and the emotional in the narrative and the story feels complete when the book ends.

    25. Taija on said:

      1952 Pulitzer Prize Winner.1001 stars Oh my word, this book No matter what I say, I will not give this book, nor the author the due credit they deserve This is why I began my Pulitzer Prize reading challenge to read books that impact me on every conceivable level, in a good way Last night, after I finished reading the chapter titled The Mutiny, I closed my book, rolled over, and began to pray out of anguish FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT REAL And today, today I was so nervous reading the court martial c [...]

    26. Christopher Saunders on said:

      It s strange, yet not strange that Herman Wouk s The Caine Mutiny won a Pulitzer Prize the Pulitzers went through a long phase where they awarded well written middlebrow war novels Andersonville, The Killer Angels, etc that are by no means great literature Which is an apt summary of Wouk s account of service aboard a WWII minesweeper under an unstable captain, the memetic Captain Queeg Unlike Wouk s ponderous later work, it s well plotted barring Lt Keith s romantic escapades , with a terse yet [...]

    27. Kiwi Begs2Differ✎ on said:

      This classic was an enjoyable read for me The language and attitudes betrays the time the novel was originally written 1951, with old fashioned jargon, anti Semitism etc but the story is surprisingly good with excellent analysis of its many characters.Fav Quote You can t understand command till you ve had it It s the loneliest, most oppressive job in the whole world It s a nightmare, unless you re an ox You re forever teetering along a tiny path of correct decisions and good luck that meanders t [...]

    28. Helen on said:

      I wasn t expecting such a very enjoyable read Vivid characterization, plenty of funny moments, palpable tension, realistic detail without technobabble Also enjoyable was the lack of unnecessary content no graphic sex, very limited and mild swearing there s plenty of he swore, of course, this being a maritime story , no attempt to put a modern spin on things Nor did the author feel it necessary to make his audience miserable by the end of the book, either by using a jaded life s hell, kid tone or [...]

    29. Marc Gerstein on said:

      The basics of this story are well known The Executive Officer of a WWII navy minesweeper actually an obsolete WWI era junk heap of a ship converted for such use for WWII abetted by the protagonist, another officer on the ship, mutiny a legalistic mutiny rather than violent one against Captain Queeg, an irritating petty stupid and arguably cowardly commanding officer Was it justified under Navy Regulations 184, 185 and 186, which expressly contemplate such setting aside of the chain of command un [...]

    30. Andy on said:

      The book is much than the movie This is a brilliant satire about war, bureaucracy, the American Dream, etc There is wisdom about living a full life, honor, courage, love, teamwork, etc The prose felt very fresh and readable At first, I didn t understand what all the background about the new officers was for, but it makes sense at the end.Favorite quote The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots If you are not an idiot, but find yourself in the Navy, you can only oper [...]

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