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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't let your children read this book!!!, March 28, 2007
This review is from: The Sun Also Rises (Paperback)
I read this book as a book report when I was in high school some 20+ years ago. I read it thinking that I would be able to read a great book that launched Hemingway's career. How disappointed I was with the whole experience. From what I remember, all the characters were drunk, they spend all their time drinking and doing absolutly nothing productive with their lives. The language that Hemingway uses in the book was crude and "swear-like". Young kids (and even adults) do not need to read such language. There's no point for such language. No role models at all in the book. I see no point in a 14 year old needing to read such garbage. I think people like this book because it is written by the famous, Ernest Hemingway and they feel that they NEED to say it's good because they want to fit in. It's either that or they have no morals and don't care what comes out of people mouths. These are the people that probably like to watch "Jerry Spinger". Anyway, the book had no point and no plot. This was a very hard book to do a book report on and I ended up with a "C" on my book report because of my options did not map to the teachers. I later found out that my teacher didn't even read my book report and outsourced it to her teacher's aid. This made me mad. Teachers should grade their own students book reports, not give the job to someone I don't know. I could understand having a teacher outsourcing the grading of multiple choice/ true false tests. Things that have a definate "yes" or "no" answer to them but not essays. Anyway, if you like garbage and wasting your time this book is for you.
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Showing 1-8 of 8 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Apr 10, 2007 5:44:14 PM PDT
J. Norburn says:
I thought your review might have been a joke (there are people who write ridiculously funny parody reviews) but it appears this is not the case.

I seriously doubt that Jerry Springer fans are big readers of Hemmingway. I'm not a huge fan of the novel myself (I gave it 3 stars) but I think the teacher's aid was probably being generous when she gave you a C for your book report.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2007 7:55:06 PM PDT
K. Kardys says:
Ouch!!! I got stabbed twice for the same silly book report. It's going to take me another 10 years to recover from your comments.

-Bye see you in 10

Posted on Jun 20, 2007 8:33:08 PM PDT
Montreux says:
Of course this K. Kandy report is a joke. I wonder why anyone would bother though? Too shy to try stand-up comedy maybe. Anyway, not witty, not funny - just rather labored. I'll give you an F.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007 7:04:20 PM PDT
Candice says:
The fact that you think the book is about nothing shows why you did not receive a better grade on the book report (which I assume is a "summary" otherwise you'd call it a critical essay?) And 14 year olds should not read this anyway. Its for older students. So don't talk about things you know nothing about. You sound ignorant and people read the book because it says something about society after the war. Not because Hemingway is well-known.

Posted on Aug 10, 2007 12:32:04 PM PDT
T. Cuba says:
you are an idiot. why did you even waste your time writing that?

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 7:20:59 AM PDT
kevin mercer says:

congrats, you are internet famous!

also, this book is a really good read, sorry you didn't get it. I wish I had teachers trying to teach this book to me when I was 14!

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 11:55:11 PM PDT
James says:

Pretty sure you deserved that C.

Posted on May 8, 2012 8:45:01 PM PDT
J. Rush says:
Total troll. There's no way anyone would write a review about a book they read 20+ years ago. Unless they have absolutely no life what so ever... even then, why bother? Good troll though - you got me to comment :-)
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