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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 text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
So even though page after page of this book was boring to the point of tears, I kept reading.
The Sun Also Rises is considered not only one of Ernest Hemingway's best books, but also one of the greatest classics of modern literature.
The story is good, the characters are great, and the writing is, well it's Hemingway, it's awesome.
I enjoyed reading The Sun Also Rises. I thought this was a fairly light and calm read. It is a good book to pass time and inspire the mind. It is well written and very direct.Published 5 days ago by Zemar
I found this to be a boring,outdated and vapid travelogue in substance, and a surprisingly not well written. It was Hemmingway's first, and worst.Published 13 days ago by frank e. lihn
So much drinking and living makes you realize there's an entirely different side of life worth living. Brett is the Bull, the men the steersPublished 22 days ago by Tim Yandel
As you read this book, you realize that Hemingway is writing about himself.Published 29 days ago by Thelma M. Green