Jan 20, 2022

Hawaii: A Novel

Hawaii: A Novel By {author, Hawaii: A Novel Best Read || [James A. Michener] Hawaii: A Novel Best Read || [James A. Michener] - Hawaii: A Novel, Hawaii A Novel Pulitzer Prizewinning author James A Michener brings Hawaiis epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in As the volcanic Hawaiian I

  • Publisher‏:‎ The Dial Press; Reprint edition (November 26, 2013)
  • Publication date‏:‎ November 26, 2013
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 5815 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 1490 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

Hawaii: A Novel Best Read || [James A. Michener], Hawaii: A Novel, James A. Michener, Hawaii A Novel Pulitzer Prizewinning author James A Michener brings Hawaiis epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor the land remains untouched for centuriesuntil little than a thousand years ago Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific

Hawaii: A Novel

Hawaii: A Novel Best Read || [James A. Michener] Hawaii: A Novel Best Read || [James A. Michener] - Hawaii: A Novel, Hawaii A Novel Pulitzer Prizewinning author James A Michener brings Hawaiis epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in As the volcanic Hawaiian I Hawaii: A Novel

  • Hawaii: A Novel Best Read || [James A. Michener]
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Hawaii: A Novel

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  1. I read this book as a college freshman years ago All I remembered was that first long chapter describing the formation of the islands Since I have a vacation trip coming up to the islands I decided to read the book again As daunting as such a big book was, I found I couldn t put it down I was transported to another world and lived through the fantastic Polynesian voyage to the islands, the grim era of the missionaries, the amazing histories of the Chinese and the Japanese and finally the beginni [...]


  2. I picked this book up after having read Tales of the Sound Pacific which I loved A friend recommended that I read this book next since I enjoyed my first Michener novel He warned me that it was long and he wasn t jokingalmost 1200 pages I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it to anybody After the brief initial explanation of the island formation all of the subsequent chapters intertwine perfectly to produce this awesome work Michener does a masterful job of making you feel you re i [...]


  3. This is the first epic novel I ve ever read Being a white person haole born, raised, and having lived all of my life in Hawaii, the book had special significance for me I didn t read it til I was about 35 so I had better context and understanding than if I d tried to tackle it as a younger reader Holy cow Even during the pages when development is painfully slow, it never feels like a drag Knowing what little I learned in Hawaii private schools about our history and culture, I m fairly sure he go [...]


  4. Michener s Hawaii pulls no punches when relating the cruel and painful side of the islands settlement and religious cultural development.Michener describes the events and people of the story vividly, with heavy emphasis on struggles and suffering of the people involved For some reason, though, none of the characters were appealing, apart from a feeling of sympathy for their terrible ordeals.The almost uniformly dark events portrayed in exhaustive detail eventually became too depressing I gave up [...]


  5. Michener usually offers a great read, and this was no exception A few of my favorite quotations In later years it would become fashionable to say of the missionaries, They came to the islands to do good, and they did right well.And then the trustees, appointed by the courts, reason Best way to keep a Hawaiian in line is keep em in debt Captain Janders, tugging at his red beard, was adamant Only one way to make money in this world, he judged My motto Own nothing, control everythingFor a long time [...]


  6. I study Hawaiian history as a hobby I have traveled to Tahiti, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Tonga, Fiji as well as Easter Island, Johnston Island and Guam I have traveled extensively in all the Hawaiian Islands and am a regular at Bishop Museum and Hawaiian history events and this book blew me away It filled in holes and also dug new ones I fact checked throughout and impressed at how the parallel stories of fact and fiction traveled the same space This is a must read for anyone interested in [...]


  7. I have read this book many times before having just completing Hawaii just now and having found the book not only extremely long and tedious but, at.times , actually , MUCH often than I remembered some 15 years ago or so , when I first read Hawaii, a fictionalized story written for, putting it bluntly, for the NON CHRISTIAN reader It is filtered throughout the tedious commentary with needless sex and vulgarities I do say that there some interesting concepts flowing throughout the book , but I wi [...]


  8. This has been a lovely book to read I have been a fan of James A Michener for years and this book is well on a par with his other classics such as Alaska and Texas.It is historical fiction rather than fact and I know that those who have studied Hawaii s history do not agree with the author that the original settlers came from Bora Bora Nonetheless, Mr Michener absolutely captures the spirit of the land and it s people.The device he uses to tell his sweeping, magnificent story is select a series [...]



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