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The Drifters by James A. Michener
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Jun 20, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: travelogues
Read in September, 2009

I was extremely impressed by this book- the first Michener book I've read. He develops the six main characters very well along with Torremolinos, Alte, Pamploma, Mozambique, Marrakesh and their individual hometowns. He uses an interesting device to introduce the chapters that foreshadows how the characters are developing.

I felt as though this would have been a polemic book to those of my parent's generation. It was easy to think back about how my reactions would be different than those in 1971.

The one curiosity the book raised that wasn't dealt with was the home life of Mr. Fairbanks. As the narrator, he had to make some stretches to get him amongst the main characters, but this unlikelihood wore off as the book progressed. I'd read it again if only there weren't so many good books to read.

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