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The most popular of Ernest Hemingway’ s books, The Sun Also Rises is an elegant showcase for Hemingway’ s powerful prose, memorable characters, and biting social commentary on love and society post WWI. The New York Times called it “ An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative…” Following American and British expatriates from the lights of Paris to the bloody...
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Such a simple enjoyable book I felt like I was in Spain at a bill fight
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one of my favorite Hemingway books
Mar 6th, 2017
I really struggled with this book, I couldn't wait for it to be over. The characters are difficult to like or dislike, they just "are". Boring but not terrible.
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Dec 30th, 2016
A beautifully written book where absolutely nothing happens. It is a character-driven novel, therefore the story is not the main goal, but the characters hardly seem to grow or change throughout. The love story is dry and predictable, and the other shenanigans are not interesting enough to hold attention. It is only the thought-provoking nature of the narrator that makes this book worth reading at all. There are many more interesting classic novels.
Dec 17th, 2016
Jul 8th, 2016
Meh! A book where nothing much happens except a group of friends getting drunk every day. They go to a bull fight (Hemingway LOVED bull fights!) and there's a bit of a love story as well, but it's pretty boring actually. I much prefer Steinbeck over Hemingway.
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Jul 30th, 2013
I found this novel exceedingly frustrating. While I understand that the aimless, unmotivated characters are meant as an honest representation of the 1920's Lost Generation, I felt cheated by Hemingway expending his penchant for intriguing prose on a story that really goes nowhere. Instead of the standard Rising Action, Climax, Denouement, this novel bereft of conflict simply flat-lines. I was thoroughly unsatisfied upon completion.
Jun 29th, 2013
This is a mesmerizing tale of debauchery, romance and brokenness set in post world war one Europe, centering on the most sought after woman and the man she loves in one of the most tragic love stories in literature. It's deep with metaphors and moments so enchanting it makes one wish they could live them for themselves despite the recklessness and instability of these character's lives. It's undoubtedly Hemingway's masterpiece and you should read it unless you're a recovering alcoholic because this book will make you want to get drunk.
Apr 16th, 2013
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68th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek