Review: NIP THE BUDS, SHOOT THE KIDS by Kenzaburo Oe

Mel U from The Reading Life recently reviewed Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenazabuo Oe for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt:

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids is a wonderful novel, not just a wonderful first novel.   We are never told when or really where the story is set but it is clear that it is intended to be seen as Japan in WWII.   I think the setting is not precisely particularized so it can be viewed as a story of war anywhere and of  the throw away victims of war.   This includes children and in too many cases the morals of  the survivors are also essentially a casualty also.

Read the rest of his review here.

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