|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
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.
Classic EH. Every time it read it, it is like I just found it. Great!Published 18 hours ago by Shawn
Jake Barnes and his "friends" are not very interesting. Very little happens in this novel except drinking copious amounts of alcohol.Published 2 days ago by David R. Barkmeier
Good but a little dated. The story is excllent for new writers who want to see how a master does it.Published 3 days ago by Raymond G. Rand
Such a disappointment! With the Hemingway name, expectations are high. With this early book, he clearly wanted to become a writer (and, of course, eventually became a great... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Carol S. Reinhard
A lot of fill, it is little more than a tour of Paris restaurants.... this guy would not win a darn thing against today's writers. Boring... and almost no plot...Published 4 days ago by fly4ever
My favorite modernist novelist is Virginia Woolf. Reading and re-reading her best known books, Mrs. Read morePublished 5 days ago by not a natural
The Sun Also Rises is a well written book. However, it sometimes is a little tedious. It is probably intersting to people who like bull fights, which I do not approve of.Published 6 days ago by Gertrude Muro