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Fires of Spring
Fires of Spring
Author: James A michener
The story of David Harper a young boy who grows up happy in a poor house at the turn of the twentieth century.The book takes us through Davids life as a young man in his first job at a amusement park who purposely short changes customers, through a magazine editor and finally an author. Davids struggles to develop ethics, his romances and finall...  more »
ISBN: 250543
Publication Date: 1949
Pages: 493
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Publisher: Ramdon House
Book Type: Hardcover
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I just finished reading this book and I feel a duty to warn others. Michener is a great author but this is not even a good book.It is almost certainly biographical and as such self indulgent tripe. The author speaks about a novel being a pot in which everything is tossed and that is the feel. I suspect he took his notes from all his formative years and attempted to distill them in one work. If he had not just won a Pulitzer for Tales of the South Pacific I doubt this would ever of made it past an editors desk.

If you love Michener as I love Orwell it may be worth while to read this and see him develop as a writer other wise be warned.


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