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  • Title: The Drifters
  • Author: James A. Michener
  • ISBN: 9780449213537
  • Page: 122
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  • In his triumphant best seller, James Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of six young runaways adrift in a world they have created out of dreams, drugs, and dedication to pleasure With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the dark center of their private world, whether it s in Spain, Marrakech, or Mozambique, and exposes the naked nerve ends withIn his triumphant best seller, James Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of six young runaways adrift in a world they have created out of dreams, drugs, and dedication to pleasure With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the dark center of their private world, whether it s in Spain, Marrakech, or Mozambique, and exposes the naked nerve ends with shocking candor and infinite compassion A superior, picaresque noveld a revealing mirror held up to contemporary society JOHN BARKHAM REVIEWS
    James A. Michener
    James Albert Michener is best known for his sweeping multi generation historical fiction sagas, usually focusing on and titled after a particular geographical region His first novel, Tales of the South Pacific, which inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.Toward the end of his life, he created the Journey Prize, awarded annually for the year s best short story published by an emerging Canadian writer founded an MFA program now, named the Michener Center for Writers, at the University of Texas at Austin and made substantial contributions to the James A Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, best known for its permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings and a room containing Michener s own typewriter, books, and various memorabilia.Michener s entry in Who s Who in America says he was born on Feb 3, 1907 But he said in his 1992 memoirs that the circumstances of his birth remained cloudy and he did not know just when he was born or who his parents were.

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    - Kids today! I wonder if the 70s won't be even worse than than the 60s. Honestly, you don't know what to think, dropping out of school, letting their hair grow, rock and roll music, free love, drugs- Another martini?- Oh, why not! Thank you. As I was saying, I don't understand young people any more, as they would say, I just don't "get" them- Have you read the new James Mitchener? The Drifters?- No?- You should take a look at it, he'll answer your questions. Great piece of work. A bit shocking [...]

    Emerline LA
    "Kẻ khờ dại thì phiêu dạt, người khôn ngoan thì phiêu du."-- Thomas Fuller --Ở tuổi trung niên, George Fairbanks là một chuyên viên phân tích đầu tư thành đạt, làm việc cho ngân hàng World Mutual. Công việc dẫn ông qua lại giữa bao miền đất: nước Mỹ đang bùng nổ phong trào phản chiến, Cộng hòa Vwarda giữa cuộc chuyển giao chính trị giữa người da trắng và da đen, thiên đường nắng ấm phía nam Tây [...]

    Laura Alfaro
    The Drifters is the life I wish I'd had before getting married, having children, experiencing divorce and now playing it safe with a job, grown children and a mortgage. Joe, the main character from the US, is my hero. He epitomizes basic qualities of character that as you travel with him, you realize this guy is no saint but he's got heart. And he is loyal and kind, assertive and strong, and reasonable. But you'll have to read the book to know why.James did a GREAT job with this novel and it is [...]

    Sarah Frey
    I can say with ease that this is my favorite book of all time. I read this book as a teenager and if it had done anything for me it instilled a vital desire to travel the world, especially Europe. The story-line is placed in front of a backdrop of rich European sites and culture that makes the reader crave the warm air of the Mediterranean. On top of this, the novel goes in depth to look at the politics and social conflicts of the late 1960's. It follows six very different travelers from six ver [...]

    Rosie Nguyễn
    Một trong những quyển sách xuất sắc, cực kỳ thích hợp với tuổi trẻ. Xen lẫn với những cảnh tượng thơ mộng hấp dẫn của những vùng đất đầy màu sắc ở Tây Ban Nha, Bồ Đào Nha, Morocco, là những trăn trở mà thanh niên thường trải qua, giáo dục đại học, giá trị sống, tôn giáo, tình yêu và tình dục, xung đột sắc tộc, Sáu người thanh niên trong truyện là những đại diện tiêu biểu củ [...]

    Tuấn Nguyễn
    Rồi bạn sẽ tìm thấy mình trong sáu con người đó thôi.

    Karen Jett
    I read this book for the first time in the late 70's as a teenager. This time it's many years later and I am middle aged. How I wish that I could sit down and have a book club meeting with the teenage me!Some parts of the book seem almost comical seen at this distance. For example, some of the conversations sound like a cliche. "Like wow!" It's hard to remember or to believe that people used to speak this way. (Just wait until we look back on the late 80's and early 90's and the valley girls!)In [...]

    I really enjoyed this book by James A Michener, as I have enjoyed everything else he has written. He has a way of writing that just drags you into a story and keeps you hooked there. They are always very well researched, you get the feeling he is confident in all aspects of his storyx young people from different parts of the world Britta, from dark brooding Norway, Joe from America, Yigal from Isreal, Cato from America , Monica from Englad and Gretchen from America, all their own individual reas [...]

    Helen Bothwell
    This book made me want to travel! Michener paints many pictures of places I'd love to visit, but also does not leave out the grimy side of the 60s-70s. The ending is a particularly vivid reminder that the flower children were much more (and much less) than sunny, idealic people full of love. He does a great job of portraying this generation from many viewpoints so that the reader can gain an understanding of the vibrancy and excitement of embarking on this new path of freedom, but also shows the [...]

    Thu Hien
    Hay quá !!! Quyển một khắc họa cuộc sống và hoàn cảnh khác nhau của 6 con người. Họ là 4 người Mỹ, một cô gái Na Uy và một cô gái Anh. Họ tìm đến cùng một địa điểm sống để trốn tránh thực tại, để tìm kiếm sự giải thoát cho chính bản thân mình. Có một điều mình rất thích nữa là quyển sách đề cập đến tình hình chiến tranh Việt Nam. Hóa ra không phải tất cả người Mỹ đều c [...]

    Có hai lý do để cuốn sách này phải được đọc khi bạn còn trẻ: thứ nhất, nó nói hộ cho bạn nhiều điều; thứ hai, nó quá dài để có thể đọc khi bạn lớn tuổi hơn.

    It's been a long time since I've read this, but the book has stuck with me.It was written in the late-60s / early-70s and is set in the 60s. It's a story deeply wrapped up in the issues of American culture at that time - the Vietnam War and the changing views on drugs and sex. Through Mr. Fairbanks there are also threads back to the past and the generation that had come before.Michener is well known I think for books that focus on a place. Hawaii being once such book of that type I recall. I've [...]

    This book explores the culture, politics, views on the Vietnam Nam war, changes in music, sexual freedom, racism, and drugs in late 1960's and early 1970's. The Drifters was published in 1972. The narrator is a 61 year old man, Fairbanks, who feels close to six young people who travel through Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Mozambique during the Vietnam Nam era. There are three female 'drifters': one an American university student who worked on Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign and then suppo [...]

    Amanda Markham
    Whilst the first half of the book starts off strongly, introducing each of the six young people to whom the narrator has some link, the second half of the book becomes more about place; especially history and description of place. I found it annoying that the last half of the book completely dropped the bundle when it came to characterisation. In the first six chapters, you have these long, beautifully drawn characters, each with their own inner turmoil which they 'drift' out of mainstream socie [...]

    Huong Aromíta
    Càng đọc tôi lại thấy mình càng bị cuốn hút bởi những câu chuyện, những cuộc đời, và những vấn đề xã hội mà tác giả kể lại đầy cuốn hút và tunh tế. Tôi hiểu hơn về 'insight' của những con người trong nạn phân biệt chủng tộc ở Mỹ, những người thanh niên bị buộc phải đi lính tham gia cuộc chiến Việt Nam, sự bất ổn của Isarel, hay sự tẻ nhạt, cam chịu hay thiếu kiên cường c [...]

    Tuan-anh Nguyen
    Bạn có thể gọi nó là một cuốn tiểu thuyết, với tôi nó còn hơn thế nữa, một cuốn sách đúng như những lời chào mời trên bìa sách. Tôi sẽ gọi nó là một "cuốn tiểu thuyết giang hồ thượng hạng, như một bách khoa thư chất chứa trong nó vô vàn kiến thức về chiến tranh, tôn giáo, phân biệt chủng tộc, tình dục và quan trọng hơn cả là cách nhìn cuộc sống của giới trẻ". Điều duy nhất k [...]

    This is a book about a group of young people who decide to exile themselves from their home countries and end up in Torremolinos, Spain. They start a journey of self-discovery that takes them to Portugal, Pamplona, Mozambique and Morocco. Their lives are observed by "Uncle" Gerorge, a businessman from Geneva, who ends up involved in each of their stories. Being from a different generation, he tries to understand their casual attitudes towards life, music, and drugs.A great read, but allow a lot [...]

    Someone mentioned Michener to me today and I suddenly remembered I had read The Drifters in high school when we did a unit on the 60s. This book about the intertwining lives of six very different 20-somethings who meet in Torremolinos, Spain really spoke to my 16-year-old self and my desire to just sling a bag across my back and set off to see the world. Somehow I never did that, though. I seem to recall the young people meet up with an older guy in his 40s or 50s, so maybe it's never too late a [...]

    This is still one of my favorite Michener books. I read this book for the first time in about 6th or 7th grade and it shaped the way I saw the world and looking back, I think this book is what started my desire to travel. And to read even better books. To be more open-minded. To love all music. It's a great read.

    Adrienne Manwaring
    Very different than other Michener books. For those of us who grew up in the 60's and 70's, it's a must read!

    Câu chuyện về 6 người trẻ cùng khao khát khám phá những miền đất mới và khám phá chính bản thân mình. Họ là những con người của tự do với khát khao chinh phục, họ mắc sai lầm, sai lầm nối tiếp sai lầm. Có những sai lầm có thể sửa chữa được, có những sai lầm phải trả giá bằng mạng sống.- Phương Thảo- gatbook/books/1923

    I had a lot of problems getting through this book. I understand that it captured a group that existed at this time, the feeling and attitude But it was 40 years ago, and it was hard to experience the story without a sense of quaintness, as well as the events of the time in between colouring, it. But it was incredibly written, explores lots of great, huge ideas: generation gaps, and how each generation faces the problems left by the last. Drugs, racism, freedom, patriotism You name it, the 'kids' [...]

    Russ Jarvis
    I'm just getting into Michener. I understand that this book is different from his other novels. I found the characterizations most enjoyable and how he used them to place competing worldviews in discussion seemed realistic and unforced. It's a long book, but the way he used the first half to introduce the characters and then put them together int he second part allowed me to put it down and pick it up again according to my leisure. I felt that I really cared for these figures and they made me th [...]

    Paul Gaya Ochieng Simeon Juma
    One of James Michener's big books. The first one on my list. A very good book. Beyond my expectations. This book tells of six young people who travel across the continents. Along the way we learn a lot about the continents which they interact with. The people are rebelling. They are rebelling against the system, family and government. They are intelligent. They are against war, racism, police brutality, colonialism etc. They stand for the new age. They drink and have sex as they please. They go [...]

    Tran Thu
    Chưa chết bây giờ được. Tôi còn phải đọc tập 2 :((

    Trang Ngo
    read it when you are still young

    Huong Man
    (Phần này viết cho cả 2 tập)Cả tập 1 là phần mô tả từng nhân vật để làm bối cảnh cho tập 2. Mỗi nhân vật lên đường đi với những nỗi niềm khác nhau - Joe thì trốn lính vì phản đối cuộc chiến tranh VN vô nghĩa, Britta đi với khát khao thoát khỏi cuộc sống nhàm chán quê nhà, chàng da màu Cato trốn khỏi lệnh truy nã quê hương sau cuộc vũ trang bất thành, chàng trai 2 quốc tịch Yigal mang nỗi [...]

    Sách Chuyền Tay
    Càng đọc tôi lại thấy mình càng bị cuốn hút bởi những câu chuyện, những cuộc đời, và nx vấn đề xã hội mà tác giả kể lại đầy cuốn hút và tunh tế. Tôi hiểu hơn về 'insight' của những con người trong nạn phân biệt chủng tộc ở Mỹ, những người thanh niên bị buộc phải đi lính tham gia cuộc chiến Việt Nam, sự bất ổn của Israel, hay sự tẻ nhạt, cam chịu hay thiếu kiên cường của 1 [...]

    Linh Phương Nguyễn
    Quyển 1 này là quyển giới thiệu 6 nhân vật chính, mỗi người một cá tính hoàn toàn riêng biệt, nhưng điểm chung lớn nhất là họ còn trẻ. Chính vì còn trẻ nên họ mang trong mình những lý tưởng trong sáng và cao cả, những trái tim nguyên vẹn mới bắt đầu đối mặt với một cuộc sống thực tế tàn nhẫn khắc nghiệt, một sự nổi loạn bướng bỉnh, và tất cả sáu người đều đang lạc và đa [...]

    Quỳnh Ngọc
    Không đồng tình:) Mình rất háo hức mượn đọc bộ này. Quyển 1 khá hay vì nó khai thác được số phận các nhân vật trẻ trong các hoàn cảnh sống, văn hóa lịch sử khác nhau. Nó làm nổi bật số phận để tô lên cá tính của mỗi người.Nhưng đọc sang cuốn 2 thì mình chẳng thấy gì ngoài sự buông thả và trốn chạy trong việc cứ liên tục chu du rồi làm những việc để quên hiện tại ( trừ 2 nh [...]

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