The Sun Also Rises

Discussion in 'Community' started by bemylover, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. bemylover macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2005
    I just finished reading this novel by Ernest Hemingway and I have different kinds of feelings about it.

    First, of course, this is Hemingway and he's good; his characters are interesting and his scenes are colorfull. When reading you really feel, that you are right there among Basques, and and that Basques are swell people.

    I would compare it with a beautifull artwork. A big canvas of great painting.

    But other than that, I feel some emptyness. After finishing, I don't feel the kind of satisfaction I thought I would feel.

    I think the ending is too weak for such a good book.

    What do you think?
  2. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    Well, it was written during post World War I, so it's not supposed to have a satisfying ending (at least by today's standards). I enjoyed the book for everything but the ending in all honesty.

    However, I found A Farewell to Arms to have a satisfying ending. For other lost generation writings, I'd check out Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, which I found was okay.

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