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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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
One of my favorite books ever. If you like Hemingway, you will like this.
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.