The Sun Also Rises Author:Ernest Hemingway "An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative.... It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose... magnificent writing, filled with that organic action which gives a compelling picture of character." --The New York Times
For some reason, perhaps because of all the reviews over the years reverentially referring to Hemingway;s first classic, I was a bit underwhelmed. I also read this during a very busy time and maybe I should have read it more slowly and savored the crisp, minimalist dialogue. Also I kept thinking of the movie and maybe it was having the images of the actors in my mind that prevented me from absorbing the words.