Follow 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 20th century.
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"An absorbing, beautifully and tenderly absurd, heart-breaking narrative....It is a truly gripping story, told in lean, hard athletic prose...magnificent." (The New York Times)
Hemingway's insightful character study of post World War I supposed care-free, heavy drinking vactioners in Europe exposes just how vapid their high-society lives actually are. Masterfully read by William Hurt, accents and all, the reading puts you amid the action, as well as insight into Hemingway's often flawed characters.
Regular Hemingway officianodos should enjoy this book ... Those who can focus to some extent on the story, I suppose
He did not ...
Yes, word selection and juxtaposition, adjectives
Just didn't grab me like other Hemingway stories ... Maybe just me, but I was more or less bored through most of the book ...
The store is all classic Hemingway, short to the point writing, harsh realistic descriptions and poignantly vivid. The narration was bland, like he was reading a 4th grade level reading book to toddlers without inflection or passion.
A great Hemingway narrative killed by William Hurt's droll, bored, dazed speech and his bizarre caricatures of European accents. Been trying to finish this one for months and I just can't do it. been through 3 other audiobooks and a few ebooks in the same time. What a waste.
This was my first Ernest Hemingway book and I really enjoyed it. All the interesting character and the light plot about a group of party people. The narrator was perfect.
It was a captive story with complex characters
The narrator for this book is excellent. He really made the book all the more interesting.
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