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To Have and Have Not: Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Cast
To Have and Have Not Starring Humphrey Bogart Lauren Bacall and Cast Author:Ernest Hemingway Harry Morgan was hard, the classic Hemingway hero, rum-running, gun-running and man-running from Cuba to the Florida Keys in the depression. He ran risks, too, from stray coastguard bullets and sudden double-crosses. But it was the only way he could keep his boat, keep his independence, and keep his belly full. "This active, passionate life on t... more »he verge of the tropics is perfect material for the Hemingway style, and the reader carries away from the book a sense of freshness and exhilaration; trade winds, southern cities and warm seas all admirably described by the instrument of precision with which he writes." - "New Statesman".« less
This was only my second Hemingway, and while his style is a bit hard to grasp sometimes, it was good reading. What seems like a low-key adventure is really a lesson in the intertwinings of the lives of people in old Key West and Cuba, and a nice break from Papa's usual backdrop of Europe.