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The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny (1951)

by Herman Wouk

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MMM... mutiny. I think every subordinate can identify with this work. This book impressed me- it had a wonderful psychological depth to it. There were a lot of technical and navy-related details (not my favorite thing), but despite that, the story moved along rather steadily. The book may be a touch too long, but well worth the effort. It is really one of the few novels I’ve read that deal with workplace tensions in a meaningful way. Set in World War II, Wouk displays an intimate and comprehensive understanding of the US navy- which he describes as "a machine invented by geniuses, to be run by idiots." While this book is set during a war- don’t expect much action. ( )
  Alidawn | Jan 29, 2016 |
Mutiny as a release mechanism for onboard tension. Duty as duty compromised. Difficult decisions in difficult circumstances. A compelling read. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Loved the book. Did not like the movie! ( )
  Cricket856 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Discussed on the A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast, Episode 112.

http://agoodstoryishardtofind.blogspot.com/2015/07/good-story-112-caine-mutiny-n... ( )
  ScottDDanielson | Oct 15, 2015 |
Remember watching the movie with my Dad a number of times in my teens. Always thought it was a great story/ film

As a kid was not quite sure what was happening in the post verdict party, but reading the book makes very clear.

The book was much better than I anticipated...it sped along

Well worth a read

Big ship

24 September 2014 ( )
  bigship | Sep 24, 2014 |
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This tale is for my wife,
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He was of medium height, somewhat chubby, and good looking, with curly red hair and an innocent, gay face, more remarkable for a humorous air about the eyes and large mouth than for any strength of chin or nobility of nose.
The world became narrowed to a wobbling iron shell on a waste of foamy gray, and the business of the world was staring out at empty water or making red-ink insertions in the devil's own endless library of mildewed unintelligible volumes.
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Please do not combine "The Caine Mutiny" (a novel) with "The Caine mutiny court-martial: A drama in two acts".
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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 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.

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The story of a modern-day mutiny aboard a U.S. naval vessel.

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