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My Favorite Hawaii Stories?

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South Sea Tales by Jack LondonBack in 1991 I think it was I was visiting mom in Pennsylvania and noticed some books on her bookshelf about Hawaii. I was in the reading mood and pulled them off. They were old. They were in bad shape from having been read a lot. The author was “Jack London”. I remembered the name from somewhere.

I read.

The coolest stories about Hawaii were in those two books. Jack was in Hawaii at the turn of the 20th century. His way of looking at the culture and picking out the  idiosyncracies of it and creating stories about the people and culture of the time – is nothing less than awesome.

I read and re-read those stories dozens of times. The stories present an era that I wish I was a part of – whether as a Hawaiian local or visitor. I think probably as a visitor living in the islands at that time.

If you want to go out and buy the books you can preview them at Google books first –

Includes stories of Hawaii and the south pacific boating adventures.

Stories of Hawaii – This book – along with South Sea Tales are the two most AMAZING books on what living in Hawaii was like as foreigners first coming to the islands. The timeframe is early 1900’s. Jack London writes in a way that BRINGS YOU RIGHT THERE to experience Hawaii as it was – and all the things that make it amazing… and odd – to foreigners arriving for the first time.



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About the author: Aloha! I’m “Vern”. I created this site to focus on the awesome islands of Hawaii – Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and even Molokai and Lanai and Kahoolawe when I can find information on them. I love living in Hawaii, and I think most people would too. I hope you come away with something positive as a result of visiting Aim for Awesome. Feel free to add comments or contact me through email. All written content on this site by Vern Lovic. Contact me at Google+. Best of Life to You in 2014 – Aloha!

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