Monday, September 29, 2014

The Sun Also Rises ~ Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
My Rating: 2 Stars
Average Rating on Goodreads:
Page Count: 251


The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway;s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. 

A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. 

First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century

Another book I had to read in English....When am I going to be able to read what I want again D:

Anywaaay, I didn't like it. Not much of a shocker. Hemingway's writing is easy to read and everything but I just couldn't get into it. Jake wasn't a character I was able to relate to and that's such a book turn off. Then add in the fact that I was FORCED to read this....doesn't make for a good experience. Hopefully this next book we're reading isn't much of a disappointment. The dialogue in Hemingway's books though....XD Hilarious. It's so jilted and without feeling, especially when my teacher reads it out loud, that you can't help but laugh. It could be that I didn't give this one much of a chance, but I stand by my rating. The Sun Also Rises is just not the book for me

~ Tia


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