Tales of the South Pacific

Discussion in 'Books and Films' started by DancingLady, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. DancingLady

    DancingLady Member

    Anybody read Tales of the South Pacific? It was the book behind the musical South Pacifc. I read it in HS, I was actually really surprised by the language, since I came from a Christian family and went to Christian school, I had basically no exposure to that kind of thing at all. My overall impression was that the book was rather dull for the most part with some interesting sections. A few of the stories really stick in my mind though, especially the one where the island with a grove of trees called the "cathedral" is leveled for a landing strip. That was just heartbreaking to read, to think of how that was destroyed forever. The ending was also very depressing.

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