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The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
Author: Ernest Hemingway
ISBN: 3457
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bup avatar reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 164 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Man those people drank a lot. I got dehydrated just reading about it.

If you like Hemingway because of the way he's able to use short words over and over and they hit you like it's the first time you've ever really heard them, you'll love this book. If you like Hemingway because of manly men doing things where you're like, "I'm a man, or at least I've observed them at close range, and I don't get why the correct man reaction to ________ (insult/woman's inscrutable comment/witness of horrific action/light fog) is _________ (fighting and winning/fighting and losing/fighting and drinking with the guy you just fought with/saying something random but confident and the woman seems to believe you and swim in your words). I don't understand why these are correct man responses, but I can see that they are, and I don't measure up," you'll also like this book.

If you like Hemingway because everybody you like dies, and so does everyone you hate, and aw hell, the bellhop and the waiter die too, this might not be the Hemingway for you.
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I'm not particularly fond of Hemingway's stark prose and "tip of the iceberg" writing style, but this book was fascinating to think about afterwards, when I had to write an essay. Interesting though totally unlikeable characters and some very memorable lines.
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book was really interesting...I had a better appreciation for it when I finsihed reading it. It took a little time to get into, but in the end it was pretty good!!
susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 958 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I've never understood why this book rates any praise, it is among the worst books I have ever read. Maybe Hemingway is an acquired taste, but I find his writing just drunken, depressing rambling. There are far too many wonderful books to waste that kind of time in my opinion.
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The book is a slow start as a vast slew of characters are intorduced to the reader and you try to get a grasp on just what exactly they are doing or where this book is going. But once they get to Spain and you start to figure these characters out (they are characters) you hate to see the party break-up at the end.

Must read for anyone.
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sarradee avatar reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 47 more book reviews
A group of thirty somethings in the nineteen twenties get bored and go to Pamplona to watch the bullfights. Interesting descriptions of the "running of the bulls" and bull-fighting.

This isn't a story with a beginning, middle and end, Hemingway describes a chunk of time and all the events that happen therein.
emmaausten7 avatar reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 54 more book reviews
Hemingway's first novel.

Within this book is the extent of my knowledge of bull-fighting; which, upon reading, you'll find is not very much. Nice story, however.
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 14 more book reviews
Classic Hemingway
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 290 more book reviews
Once again I don't understand the standing that they give Hemmingway for some of his books. This story is about a bunch of free-spirited Americans bumming around Europe after the first WW. Lots of drinking but no direction. Mostly conversations. I don't get it.
eclipsedwonder avatar reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 2 more book reviews
All this book is is a group of "lost" friends drinking at bars around Paris and Spain... Oh and going to bull fights. It's not good. Yes, I know all the symbolism behind it (which isn't really very decent or innovative anyway) and it is still not impressive. I will never understand why this book is an "American Classic".
krisjnic avatar reviewed The Sun Also Rises on
The Sun Also Rises is quintessential Hemingway, and is the book that made me fall in love with his writing style. It is a novel of a lost generation written in the clean and crisp way Hemingway was famous for. A must-read classic.
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 6 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 2 more book reviews
Modern and entertaining, a very lean style. This book revolves around a group of American expatriates in Europe in the 1920s. Captures the disillusion and ennui of the post-WWI "lost generation." I really enjoyed this book, it was captivating in spite of its understated style.
sherryjane avatar reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 14 more book reviews
This book was written in 1926 and was Ernest Hemingway's first successful book. Follow a group of lively expatriates as they travel
across France and Spain
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 124 more book reviews
One of my favorite books ever. If you like Hemingway, you will like this.
reviewed The Sun Also Rises on + 80 more book reviews
This was a quick read and was quite endearing. Hemingway captures the pointless, restless lives of the lost generation. Although I think Fitzgerald did a much better job in Tender is the Night, this book also had interesting characters.

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