Reviews

  • A stunning addition to the oeuvre of one of postwar Japan's greatest storytellers

    Wall Street Journal
  • Mishima's novels exude a monstrous and compulsive weirdness, and seem to take place in a kind of purgatory for the depraved

    Angela Carter
  • Mishima was one of literature's great romantics, a tragedian with a heroic sensibility, an intellectual, an esthete, a man steeped in Western letters who toward the end of his life became a militant Japanese nationalist

    New York Times
  • Mishima is the Japanese Hemingway

    Life Magazine
  • A writer of immense energy and ability

    Time Out
  • A startlingly modern, hypervisual jewel; it could be a really interesting movie. It was mesmerizing, seeming to fall in my hands from an alternative sky.

    Patti Smith