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Jake Barnes, Hemingway's narrator with a mysterious war wound that has left him sexually incapable, is the heart and soul of the book. Brett, the beautiful, doomed English woman he adores, provides the glamour of natural chic and sexual unattainability. Alcohol and post-World War I anomie fuel the plot: weary of drinking and dancing in Paris cafés, the expatriate gang decamps for the Spanish town of Pamplona for the "wonderful nightmare" of a week-long fiesta. Brett, with fiancé and ex-lover Cohn in tow, breaks hearts all around until she falls, briefly, for the handsome teenage bullfighter Pedro Romero. "My God! he's a lovely boy," she tells Jake. "And how I would love to see him get into those clothes. He must use a shoe-horn." Whereupon the party disbands.
But what's most shocking about the book is its lean, adjective-free style. The Sun Also Rises is Hemingway's masterpiece--one of them, anyway--and no matter how many times you've read it or how you feel about the manners and morals of the characters, you won't be able to resist its spell. This is a classic that really does live up to its reputation. --David Laskin
This was a boring succession of inane conversations, bullying and underlying anti-Semitism. The use of a four letter word for a Jew is as offensive as the n____ word for African... Read morePublished 4 days ago by veronica campaniello
Good book but if you need to cite it for college paper you will have a hard time.
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I liked that this was based on his own life experience , I wanted to see the view from this book vs. the Paris wife when he actually travels on this trip with theses people.Published 17 days ago by Lisa Srithongsuk
It seemed like a continuous description of what they had to eat and drink each day- infinitum to no purpose. I had to force myself to keep on reading.Published 21 days ago by Kindle Customer
The story of friends living life was very relatable and the dynamic of their time spent at the bull fights were honest and fun. Read morePublished 21 days ago by B.Short
Either you like Hemingway or you don't. I like his "To the point" style of writing. Hemingway is a bit dated but a good story lasts forever. Read morePublished 28 days ago by ddusa