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The Three Sirens

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  366 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Professor Alexander Easterday hat auf den »Drei Sirenen« einer unbekannten kleinen Inselgruppe zwischen Samoa und den Marquesas, eine sensationelle Entdeckung gemacht. Dies stellt Dr. Maud Hayden, eine Kapazität auf dem Gebiet der Anthropologie, sogleich fest, als sie den Brief des Professors in Händen hält, in dem er von einem glücklichen Inselvölkchen berichtet. Einer wi ...more
Paperback, 543 pages
Published September 1st 1964 by Signet Book published by New American Library of World Literature, Inc. (first published 1964)
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Mafi
Sep 09, 2012 Mafi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mafi by: Isabel Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
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Começo por dizer que nunca tinha ouvido falar deste livro e portanto não sabia bem o que esperar deste clássico de Irving Wallace.

"As três sereias" é um livro diferente de tudo que já li. O autor consegue levar-nos numa viagem até às regiões mais selvagens e desconhecidas do oceano Pacífico.
A narrativa centra-se num grupo de dez cientistas americanos que são convidados a explorar a ilha das Três Sereias durante seis semanas, uma ilha pouco funcional aos o
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Clicerio Muñoz
Un libro muy decoroso que denota una profunda pasión por la documentación e investigación en aras de escribir.

La historia se fundamenta en la profunda y amplia descripción de los personajes, que en cierto momento abruma. Sin embargo, se trata de un relato atractivo, entretenido y rico en manejo de lenguaje, recursos y figuras.

Emocionante, cauteloso. No tiene la clásica estructura televisiva o cinematográfica de best seller que muchos autores norteamericanos "de moda" en los 90's y 2000's acostu
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Rodrigo Campos
El libro es de los 90's y retrata algunos temas que siguen siendo (o eran hace 20 años) tabú en nuestra sociedad; el libro trata de un grupo de investigadores con diversas profesiones (etnólogos, psicólogos, doctores, etc.) quienes va a una expedición en una isla "perdida" en el sur del océano pacífico, cercana a la isla de Tahití, donde planean investigar a una sociedad con algunas costumbres muy avanzadas, a pesar de carecer de comunicación con el mundo "civilizado".

El libro retrata los confli
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Lbaker
May 10, 2011 Lbaker rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, fiction
I read this a really long time ago, I was barely a teenager and this was exceedingly erotic for my young self. Beyond the eroticism, this books message of innocence and it's fragility has stuck with me. It deals with people's choices of their own sexuality and how they live their lives.

I enjoyed the tropical settings of this book, and the wonderful smoothness of the writing.

If I saw this book in a bookstore or library, I would happily re-read it.
Edith Sánchez
Uno de esos libros que se van como el agua por la forma en que narra y describe a sus personajes y sus emociones. Al contrario de ese patético libro llamado La Chica del Tren, este autor toma las personalidades clichés de sus personajes y los va desarrollando en este ambiente ajeno a ellos para que aprendamos (junto con ellos) como superar sus defectos y miedos. Es muy refrescante leer personajes femeninos tan variados que se desenvuelven sin perjuicios ajenos, casi no se sienten las limitacione ...more
Meg
Sep 20, 2014 Meg added it
Shelves: pagan, fiction
I don't know how to rate this book because it's awesome, but SO dated. I'm so glad we don't talk about Freud as much as they apparently did in the 60's. (On the other hand, now we have positive thinking and mindfulness and lots of other buzzwords. But they're still less annoying than penis envy.) Anyway, the plot: a bunch of academics go hang out on a remote Polynesian island featuring sexual freedom and yay, sexual freedom turns out to be better than sexual repression. (There are a few icky sid ...more
Mullmuzzler
Primera novela que leo de este autor considerado "Best Seller", normalmente soy un tanto excéptico de los libros y autores Best Seller, en especial sin son de la actualidad, sin embargo decidí dar una oportunidad a este autor el cual tuvo un auge en los 60s, 70s y 80s, por lo que al ser una época un tanto menos comercializada que en estos días, decidí aventurarme en esta novela con una idea interesante, una crítica ligera sobre la sociedad moderna, se plantea la visita a una isla donde existe un ...more
Sheila
Mar 05, 2013 Sheila rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Friends and family
I surely enjoyed re-read of this book after so many years. This book reflects on human nature of ignorance at times in regards to a different culture so primitive. We tend to always think ourselves superior to other cultures. Very few people view other cultures with open mind and are willing to accept the differences. This book is about differences of religion, food, culture, sexual orientation and difference of opinion. As to sexual difference society has changed, however everyone is entitled t ...more
Daniel
Sep 09, 2014 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lei este libro hace ya mucho tiempo, sin embargo, creo que es uno de los libros que más ha logrado hacer que me cuestione mi perspectiva sobre la sociedad en la que vivo.

Si bien es una novela, esta muy bien redactada y plantea la como la ausenciadel tabú sexual puede beneficiar nuestras vidas, esde una perspectiva que permite la digestion de las ideas.

Si bien se plantean temas complejos para una persona monogama, como son la idea de un recinto donde las personas pueden ir a disfrutar del sexo l
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John
Jan 28, 2016 John rated it liked it
Apparently, his research for the novel didn't include the fact that homosexuality is a normal part of any population. Also, the hidden room in the huts was unrealistic.
Jose Miguel
Jan 10, 2015 Jose Miguel rated it liked it
My only problem with Wallace is his writing style for his characters; they feel unnatural at some points, and in this story its like he didn't finish to develop them, out of that (and a weird accelerated ending) Three Sirens is an interesting perspective and criticism over marriage and sexuality inside a utopic society.
Rebeca illescas
Mar 27, 2014 Rebeca illescas rated it really liked it
This is a great book, I read it many years ago.
Chiio
Apr 26, 2014 Chiio rated it it was amazing
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Lisa Hernandez
Mar 29, 2012 Lisa Hernandez rated it liked it
An excellent book to read in Spanish, checking comprehension in the English!
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Interesting
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Irving Wallace was an American bestselling author and screenwriter. His extensively researched books included such page-turners as The Chapman Report (1960), about human sexuality; The Prize (1962), a fictional behind-the-scenes account of the Nobel Prizes; The Man, about a black man becoming president of the U.S. in the 1960s; and The Word (1972), about the discovery of a new gospel.

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