Caravans

Caravans

by James A. Michener
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Caravans by James A. Michener is an exhilarating and mysterious book. It dives right into the heart of the aftermath of World War II. It tells of the violence and of the struggle in everyday life. The culture of the Afghan people is woven into a story of Ellen, a young American girl living in Afghanistan. At first I thought this book was going to be all about the mystery behind Ellen’s disappearance. You soon learn that it is so much more than that. Michener has a way of describing the culture and making references while fitting it into a story. I enjoyed reading this book because you learn about the culture and habits of someone on the other side of the world while reading a story that pulls you into the book. This book does a great job of explaining the effects of World War II. Michener’s purpose was to tell of the accounts of the ordinary citizen of Afghanistan. I believe that Michener does a wonderful job in achieving this purpose. He has a way of getting the reader’s attention with a mystery and then slips a piece of historical information right behind it. I would certainly recommend Caravans as a great historical mystery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book and it prepared me for my life living in western Pakistan. Every detail was true and it was wonderfull living among these colorful people. The political and tribal details were also very useful in corectly dealing with these people, in a manner useful to them and to my purposes.
texasmermaid More than 1 year ago
RIVITING. Outstanding in every way. Mystery, romance, history. I came across this book just before doing a tour in Afghanistan. It gave me the true insight into this country. Amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find myself reading his books over and over his epics seem to bring something new at each reading.
KABKAB More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for historical novel buffs. I have read many by James Michner. My favorites by him have been: Hawaii,Recessional, Chesapeak, Texas and Space. This brings you to awareness of life in Afghanistan.*****KABKAB
saxmanOH More than 1 year ago
This was a good story, but not up to some other Michener books I've read. Suggest you read "Chesapeake" instead!
MyChariot7 More than 1 year ago
In view if our present involvement in Central Asia, this novel gives a historical overview of our inability to 'conquer' these rugged, independent people. I found myself thirsty in the desert, cold at night, feeling tired and dirty after treking the high mountian passes. Michener is outstanding in his ability to pull the reader INTO the story as it unfolds.Today, the caravan passes are still in dispute. What a shame! Moreover, time has passed parts of Central Asia,and Afghanistan in particular leaving the areas as they 'always were'
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this is really good
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I found this book very interesting and enjoyed it greatly.
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I've enjoyed James Michener books & this one didn't disappoint.
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A great read
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