Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan

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  • Publisher‏:‎ The Dial Press; Reprint edition (February 18, 2014)
  • Publication date‏:‎ February 18, 2014
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 2735 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 449 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan

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  1. I had expected Caravans to read like the only other Michener book I ve read, Hawaii a sweeping, multi generational narrative holding together an entertaining history of the kingdom s turned state.Instead, I lived a year of a young American man s life as he comes of age in post WWII Afghanistan.I can t remember the last time I wanted climb inside a novel The prose is fluid and clean and perfect The exotic scenes are richly described, the characters layered and living Caravans is wise and philosop [...]


  2. Unlike some of his other novels, Michener didn t start with pre historical narration about the formation of the rugged landscapes, cloud piercing mountains or the genesis of the rivers and lakes Instead he started this story in 1946 telling the tribulations of a minor US diplomat Assigned to Kabul, Afghanistan, Mark Miller was tasked with finding the whereabouts and wellbeing of an American citizen His travels led him on an adventurous year in Kabul and venues around that country, with stops alo [...]


  3. I appreciated it much I think than the other time I read it, 50 years ago before going to Afghanistan They don t write this kind of novel any do they with characters interacting in a pattern that leaves room for landscape, history, and culture Afghanistan, 1946 The two executions are so gruesomely described as to be prurient, but they also serve as a novelistic document Descriptions and ambition carry the day He engages vigorously, even emotionally, with the land and its inhabitants An end note [...]


  4. Michener creates a compelling story of a search across Afganistan, of a desert journey by jeep and then journey by foot horse camel that allows him to portray some of the grandeur and history of Afganistan and its people post World War II The relevance of this country has only increased in current times, which contributed to my fascination with his portrayal of life in the late 1940s Michener s story addresses universal questions about the nature of evil and forgiveness through invoking the part [...]


  5. As usual with Michener, the story line and writing are compelling This epic is somewhat different from most of his others The Source, Hawaii,etc in that the entire novel takes place in modern times that is, in post World War II Afghanistan But he has first hand experience there to give the book veracity, The author traveled throughout the country for a year or so just after WWII As usual in his novels, history and geography are mixed with romance In this book, a beautiful, young, blond college s [...]


  6. Although the book did not start with a detailed chronicle of the geology of the region through the eyes of one man, the influence of the geology on the many great armies that passed through it were noted along with the bits and pieces of cultures, religions and tongues that were drawn to it over millinea, took root and were reshaped by the harshness of the arid land and then rose into great cities and new civilizations sustained by the water that was tamed and brought down from the mountains and [...]


  7. Hi, I was disappointed I didn t remember there was so much in the story about the people of Afganistan, their culture, etc I was interested in the character of Ellen and the psychology behind it No, not for me The book will be going to The British Heart Foundation, as gives too little for it and there s the hassle of pachaging it securely, etc.


  8. Bought this as it kept popping up on recommendations for historical fiction Pleasant enough in a meandering sort of a way You get an interesting insight into how Afganistan might have been 60 70 yers ago with some excellent description terrain, local customs etc This is not by any stretch and suspense stuffed rollercoaster It was OK but I don t anticipate searching out any other Michener books.