A chance to get to know a bit of Michener's personality
Published in 2007 by University Press of Colorado
I am a huge fan of Michener's sweeping epics. Some look at those gigantic books as drudgery, but that is only because they have not opened one up and read it. I've read all but two - I own them but I'm saving them back like a wine connisseur would save back a couple of his favorites. I know these books will be great and I know that once I read them there will be no more new Micheners for me.
|James Michener (1907-1997)|
Two-thirds of the book consists of Vavra's black and white photographs of Spain and/or Michener. This is appropriate considering that Vavra is an internationally famous photographer. The text is just as strong as the pictures, just surprisingly short. But, then again, maybe not. After all, this book is not intended to be a complete biography of Michener. Rather, it is the collected remembrances of one of his friends and the good times they had together.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Michener's the Name.
Reviewed on April 18, 2007.