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Old 05-17-2019, 11:38 AM
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Herman Wouk has died at 103


The author Herman Wouk has died at 103. Probably best known for “The Caine Mutiny”

His WWII epic “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” was hugely influential on me when I was a young adult.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:41 AM
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Ditto.

I'm afraid his obituary will be 800 pages.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:49 AM
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I learned of him through Jimmy Buffett and their collaboration on a play of his novel Don’t Stop the Carnival. I haven’t read any of his other works, but I really enjoyed that one. I’ve also read the now ironically titled Stephen King short story Herman Wouk Is Still Alive.
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:16 PM
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I love the works of Herman Wouk, especially Don't Stop the Carnival, Youngblood Hawke, Marjorie Morningstar and of course The Caine Mutiny.

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Old 05-17-2019, 12:19 PM
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Herman Wouk was still alive?
RIP. A long life, well lived.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:31 PM
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Wow, 103, and just short of 104!

RIP, Mr. Wouk. We'll always be grateful for the gifts you gave us.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:34 PM
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Wow. Right after architect I.M. Pei at 102. So much for “only the good die young.”

Thanks for The Caine Mutiny, Hermie. Sorry about the strawberries.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:21 PM
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*muses* I suppose it speaks to how life spans are longer than they used to be that there are actually famous - or at least well-known - centenarians around these days. I.M. Pei and Wouk just recently died. Olivia de Havilland, Kirk Douglas and Vera Lynn are still alive. Any others?
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:41 PM
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A bit of a weird one. Having had occasion for a very stray thought about his very, very late novel A Hole in Texas cross my mind in the last day or so, I had then just wondered "Is Herman Wouk still alive?" or had his death passed me by? Thus freshly at the back of my to-do Google list for me to check until ...
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I looked him up the last time we watched The Caine Mutiny a month or so ago, and was surprised he was still alive. I have to watch The Caine Mutiny every time it comes on.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:59 PM
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Ten more days, and he'd have reached 104.
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RIP. I read both Winds of War and War and Remembrance in the summer of 8th grade heading into high school. I’ve read them again numerous times and I’ve seen the miniseries of both several times. Great works of literature, in my opinion. They inspired me to travel to Europe as well as taught me more about European history than any high school class.
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