Book Reviews of The Fires of Spring

The Fires of Spring
The Fires of Spring
Author: James A. Michener
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ISBN-13: 9780345483058
ISBN-10: 0345483057
Publication Date: 5/12/1987
Pages: 480
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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This book did not thrill me at all, even though it is considered to be a classic. YUCK!!
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A good book
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I have read almost all of James Michener's books and this is by far his worst. It is preachy and moralizing and on every other page, the characters have a "break through" in their understanding of life, but it has no effect or improvement on their impoverishd lives. It is a depressing novel and its hard to find a point in why it was written. Michener wrote it in 1949 and perhaps it is in a way his own coming of life as a novelist,but there is no feeling of having learned anything by reaching its long end, just a feeling that finally I am done with this book and its depressing characters.