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)
It was a captive story with complex characters
The narrator for this book is excellent. He really made the book all the more interesting.
The storyline is a little poor. Characters shallow, except the narrator. One would expect more from Hemingway. Reading was excellent & made the book very pleasurable.
The performance was very good, especially the dialogue. The story kept me interested but I sometimes felt like not much had transpired. It's a story about a generation of people who are lost in the world and damaged by the war in one way or another. The writing is great but I kept waiting for something to 'happen'.
Hemingway dialogue is brilliant but it needs a quality actor to pull off nuance and meaning and William Hurt does. And it was good. "Absynthe, waiter."
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