Not all are American and little takes place in America, but the book does have a very American-culture focus. Also by James A. I myself never really had that arrogance when I was in my college days. I had a lot of problems getting through this book. Stay in Touch Sign up. Views Read Edit View history.

Nov 20, M. The drifters are a new generation of young adults who are unhappy with their current lives and where they live- Joe, avoiding the draft for the vietnam war; Britta, wanting to escape the tunnel of darkness that stays for months in Norway; Monica, the child who grew up in Vwanda, fighting against the c My 1st Michener and let me tell you about it as I wipe my mouth off with a napkin after having a fine meal and push my chair back Your fast food horror stories. The 91st Academy Awards won’t be the first without a host, but it will be the first time since Writer Miscellaneous Crew Actor. You revel in their discoveries – both good and bad – their loves and their troubles. Holt and Joe about commitment to one’s country.

Taking up cycling and quitting meat helped us get into the Auckland property market. What Happened and Why”.

Himself – Guest Panelist as James Michener. 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. But what really kept me reading were the people: Add it to your IMDbPage.

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The Drifters

Also, the attitude to people about the Vietnam War – seen as a huge mistake nowadays- in the book frifters to suggest that people would generally accept that it was a war that the US had to fight. This book tells of six young people who travel across the continents. The mix of beauty and sadness witnessed through Michener’s full perspective of a time endeared me as well as removed a veil of idealism I’ve heald for this generation and time in history.

For a week, everybody enjoys themselves, and Joe begins to think that he also wants to run with the bulls with Harvey at some point. One of James Michener’s big books. Then one day I walked past a travel agency and saw a poster for Torremolinos. The scaffolding that connects Michener’s main character to the six young michwner is intricately developed as is how the lesser characters are woven in.

I’m sure Michener isn’t alone; last time I looked, driftres wasn’t much out there on Larry McMurtry, for example. I immediately decided that I would have an affair with him. Monica is becoming more addicted to heroin, and things are starting to look bad for her. Now I look at this book and see how entrapping the drugs and efforts at freedom became.

I can say with ease that this is my favorite book of all time. As someone who has spent much of the years between 18 and 25 rambling around the world with not much drifterrs than pocket change to live on and has always prized art, drlfters, and cultural experience above steady paychecks, I couldn’t help loving a story like this.

Dog Star Omnibus: The Drifters by James Michener

Jan 04, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. B McMolo February 25, at 9: Without a doubt my favourite American classic novel has to be The Drifters, by the late James Michener, a truly seminal novel for anyone growing up as a teenager in the dark, baffling times that were the late sixties and early seventies. Cato and Monica begin a relationship, and some of the characters begin to experiment with drugs such as LSD ; they continue to smoke large amounts of marijuana and drink regularly.


Tales of the South Pacific Return to Paradise I really enjoyed this book by James A Michener, as I have enjoyed everything else he has written. Abandoned as an infant in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. I traveled a lot as a race car mechanic, driving day and night. A South African Boer official plans to make apartheid even more stringent and to work michenre keep South Africans of British descent out of any political power.

This book will leave you sadder and wiser

How I wish that I could sit down and have a book club teh with the teenage me! South African blacks discuss the need for armed revolt.

Paperbackpages. They drift around Spain, the Algarve, Pamplona, Mocambique experiencing new things and end up in Marrakech, where tagedy stikes the group. After campaigning across the United States for McCarthy’s nomination in Chicago at the Democratic Convention, during the riots she driftrrs the people she is with are falsely arrested. Eventually the group moves on to the seaside town of Algarve.