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A review on ‘Nip the buds, shoot the kids’

Published September 7, 2008 by ladyserenity92

I’ve always wanted to get into the soul of the works of Kenzaburo Oe’s writing. The book that came into my mind was Nip the buds, shoot the kids. Although it’s a coming of age story about children in a war, this book is not for the weak-hearted, the squished or for children. The story centers around a nameless boy whom is a reform school student. He experiences death, betrayal and chaos in the five days he and the other children faced. The novel is very dark and disturbing. I recommend that only serious students and those of a strong stomach should read this tragic book.

My rating: A

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