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5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked Treasure!
I loved this book. While reading Tales of the South Pacific, I was interested in the island cultures which played behind the main stories. This book delves into those cultures, as they were when the book was written. Nice stories.
Published on Oct. 28 1997

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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Sequel
Having read Tales of the South Pacific, one of the classics of 20th Century literature, I couldn't wait to read this 'sequel' by Michener. I wished I hadn't bothered. It seemed as if the great wordsmith was just writing because his publisher demanded to cash in on the success of 'Tales'. Disappointed, I put it down about a third of the way through and never bothered...
Published on Sept. 12 2000 by Malcolm Andrews


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4.0 out of 5 stars A perfect book for those who read in short bursts!, Jan. 8 2004
This review is from: Return to Paradise (Hardcover)
Michener takes us on a tour of the islands of the Pacific Ocean with a collection of entertaining short stories of the people who inhabit them. Fictitious or not, dear reader cares less. The way he represents their populace is more than fifty years past and certainly, times may have changed. This reviewer hopes that holds equally true for Fiji !! This is one of those perfect books for someone who has limited time for reading or enjoys doing so only in short bursts.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Sequel, Sept. 12 2000
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Malcolm Andrews (Woolloomooloo, NSW Australia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Return to Paradise (Mass Market Paperback)
Having read Tales of the South Pacific, one of the classics of 20th Century literature, I couldn't wait to read this 'sequel' by Michener. I wished I hadn't bothered. It seemed as if the great wordsmith was just writing because his publisher demanded to cash in on the success of 'Tales'. Disappointed, I put it down about a third of the way through and never bothered to pick it up again. It takes two to tango - even in a novel. Michener (the author) and I (the reader)danced our way through 'Tales' never missing a step. With the sequel it was if we had two left feet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked Treasure!, Oct. 28 1997
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This review is from: Return to Paradise (Mass Market Paperback)
I loved this book. While reading Tales of the South Pacific, I was interested in the island cultures which played behind the main stories. This book delves into those cultures, as they were when the book was written. Nice stories.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Descriptions of Indians, June 9 2001
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This review is from: Return to Paradise (Mass Market Paperback)
The pieces on Fijian-Indians in 'Fiji' and 'The Mynah Birds', in which local Indians are shown up in an ugly and racist manner, are just bad writing. To his credit Michener apologised about his untoward remarks years after the publication of the book.
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Return to Paradise by James A. Michener (Mass Market Paperback - Sept. 12 1984)
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