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This is NOT what it was like. It’s like Michener took a correspondence course on the ’60s from East Panhandle State and then decided to write a novel about them. If you want to blame such rejection on grass, you can do so. We asked our readers to share their favourite reads and help others discover the literary goodness. As I was saying, I don’t understand young people any more, as they would say, I just don’t “get” them She meets a man named Jean-Victor, who finds her a place to live with a woman from Norway and a man from the United States. But I think The Drifters gives a peek at that time. Jan 04, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. This was a bountiful discovery of self, nature and most of all, friendship. Don’t waste your time. See all 3 questions about The Drifters…. May 05, Pages Buy. My first Michener book.

Stewart Island drifter leap into action to stop whales stranding in village harbour. Monica introduced me to the American bartender, Joe. One person dead in Central Otago jet boat crash. Bullies made me deny my cultural identity. Considering the views of pro-war people at the time, I viewed this book as rather enlightened.

If you’re interested in writing, however, I think you should have a copy of this book as a reference guide for what not to do. I traveled a lot as a race car mechanic, driving day and night. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It has been checked by our editors before being published. But it’s a topic well worth continual exploration.

Paperbackpages. My suggestion is you have a series of maps available to you as I was totally unfamiliar with most of the settings that the Drifters travelled to. The story is told from the perspective of the narrator, George Fairbanks, who is an investment analyst for the fictional company World Te Bank in Switzerland.


I myself never really had that arrogance when I was in my college days. This book explores the culture, politics, views on the Vietnam Nam war, changes in kovie, sexual freedom, racism, and drugs in late ‘s and early ‘s. It’s also an interesting peak into the culture and beliefs of a different age.

For those of us who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, it’s a must read! Feb 16, Patricia rated it it was amazing. Quotes from The Drifters. For one thing, it’s natural for the young to feel as if their generation is the first to ever actually BE young; because, shit, from their perspective it’s true.

Anonymous February 27, at 6: After campaigning across the United States for McCarthy’s nomination in Chicago at the Democratic Convention, during the riots she and the people she is with are falsely arrested.

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See all 3 questions about The Drifters…. I feel lucky to be living in a time when we have both the acceptance of freedom to opt out of the status quo, but also the wisdom gained through time of the value of combining this with responsibility. Harvey’s old music tapes include the vocalist Bea Wain ; her recording of “My Reverie”, discussed in two separate chapters, serves as a symbol of the generation gap.

Fell and a few of his guests throughout the night. Later kovie you follow them from place to place you know them as you would a friend. Joe, the main character from the US, is my hero.

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 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.


Projects In Development South Pacific. Which movie has the best soundtrack? For example, some of the conversations sound like a cliche. And here are our martinis. Apr 07, Kevin rated it it was amazing.

The Drifters

Yes, there micheneg drugs and sex and rock and r Yes, I still have the book I started in It seems like this is Michener’s modus operandi. Why are we forcing Kiwis to die horrible, painful deaths? Lastly, of course, it’s an epic adventurous travelogue in high Michenerian style.

She was British and said her name was Monica. How I wish that I could sit down and have a book club meeting with the teenage me!

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For driftegs week, everybody enjoys themselves, and Joe begins to think that he also wants to run with the bulls with Harvey at some point. May 28, Cassienerdgirl rated it liked it. My secretary recommended it. Apr 19, Russ Jarvis rated it liked it Shelves: Eventually the group moves on to the seaside town of Algarve. Was it this book? I’m in the age bracket of the subjects in this book and I was living in Europe, a semi-student and hard worker.

If so, then the future should be very interesting. National Medal of the Arts.