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The Drifters: A Novel por James A. Michener
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The Drifters: A Novel (original 1971; edição 2015)

por James A. Michener (Autor), Steve Berry (Introdução)

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In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world--as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the private world of these unforgettable characters, exposing their innermost desires with remarkable candor and infinite compassion.   Praise for The Drifters   "A blockbuster of a book . . . full of surprise, drama, and fascination."--Philadelphia Bulletin   "Rings with authentic detail and clearly descriptive sights and smells . . . The Drifters is to the generation gap what The Source was to Israel."--Publishers Weekly   "[The Drifters] conveys a sense of a new time, a new generation."--Chicago Sun-Times   "Michener has slid open a window on the world of the dropout and has spared no effort to make the reader aware of this new world."--The Salt Lake Tribune… (mais)
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Título:The Drifters: A Novel
Autores:James A. Michener (Autor)
Outros autores:Steve Berry (Introdução)
Informação:Dial Press Trade Paperback (2015), Edition: Illustrated, 752 pages
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Meh didn't like it. It was boring.
  booklover3258 | Dec 22, 2019 |
Recently both my husband and I wanted to reread this. Our old copy must have been read to death, as it wasn't around, so I bought a new one.

Yes, it is still as gripping as I remember, but I think I felt less involved in it. I was born only a few years after the young people in the book, but enough that their culture was never mine. My 'drifting' took a very different tangent. And theirs never attracted me. Now at the age of the older men, I don't feel like them either. Perhaps partly because they are so, not misogynic - I don't think they really hate women - but just so wrapped up in their male world that women don't exist for them.

The two older men are just as much drifters as the young people. They have never settled down, although they have found constructive ways of living.

I think what really struck me while reading this is how much has changed in the last 50 years. The kind of travel they do is no longer possible. And much of what they see no longer exists in the same way. More people means less space. More people travelling means that it is all much more organized. The hotel here in Vienna by the skating rink (and where I in the 70s still skated to 'Rock around the Clock') is about to be torn down. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Mar 4, 2017 |
I read this so long ago that I can't review it in depth but I remember loving this book. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
Captures a somewhat biased version of young expats who are discovering what it's like to be a "hippie" in the 60s. Part travel romance, part story about growing up [disillusioned] and struggling to find meaning in life. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
I got to the end of this long book because of the way the author developed the characters at the start of the book. However, there are some long and tedious sections (especially the one building up the character of Holt). I was a bit distrubed too that the narrator is somewhat of an enabler of the life style that these young people got into; but there are lots more dodgy characters in the book.

Perhaps not, but is this the first mention of the term 'climate change' in a novel? Page 800 in my copy. ( )
  robeik | Jan 19, 2016 |
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In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world--as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the private world of these unforgettable characters, exposing their innermost desires with remarkable candor and infinite compassion.   Praise for The Drifters   "A blockbuster of a book . . . full of surprise, drama, and fascination."--Philadelphia Bulletin   "Rings with authentic detail and clearly descriptive sights and smells . . . The Drifters is to the generation gap what The Source was to Israel."--Publishers Weekly   "[The Drifters] conveys a sense of a new time, a new generation."--Chicago Sun-Times   "Michener has slid open a window on the world of the dropout and has spared no effort to make the reader aware of this new world."--The Salt Lake Tribune

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