Book Reviews of Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific
Tales of the South Pacific
Author: James A. Michener
ISBN-13: 9780449206522
ISBN-10: 0449206521
Publication Date: 9/12/1984
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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A great story. This book has aged well since it was written.
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Interesting collection of tales from WWII South Pacific arena. Offers an insider view of military exploits during that time with a focus on personal relationships.
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a literary classic. Everyone should read this book.
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just not what i'm in to, but you do learn a lot about world war II in the pacific
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This series of war-time stories won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948. Several formed the basis for the Rogers and Hammerstein hit musical South Pacific. Amid the war and the horseplay, theyre all here: the middle-aged French planter and the Navy nurse, the Lieutenant and the native girl, Bloody Mary, Bali Hai.
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Pulitzer Prize Winner
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I normally enjoy Michener's works, but found this collection of short stories nearly impossible to stick with. I knew not to expect the bright and breezy world of the musical "South Pacific", which was loosely based on this book. These stories tell the more realistic, grittier, often not so pretty tale of life in the backwaters of the Pacific war, and they do it well. But the writing seems stiff and dated now, as do many of the characters. What was probably fascinating to readers closer to the event, who were familiar with minor operations on faraway islands, is much less accessible and immediate today.
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Different ISBN # 0-449-23852-0
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good read