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.
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To give this “Book”, and to even use the word “Book” is an overstatement, even one star is a slap to the face of even the dullest authors. I would apologize for giving it one star but that seems to be the lowest rating allowed. It is possible that Hemingway has written some masterpiece or another but the only other book of his that I have read is The Old Man and the Sea and I am not reviewing that book in this accounting . I can save you the time and trouble of reading this book by giving you my cliff notes version.
The story-less story of losers losing.
In this case the Emperor “Hemingway” has no clothes. Other reviews praising this waste of digital space is, as far as I am concerned, complete blabber doodle.
Not his best
I read this to study Hemingway’s style. There is no other reason to read this book. It is a well written tale of empty drunks with no redeeming virtues other than the quality of the descriptions. Try For Whom the bell tolls instead. Some of those characters are interesting and the plot is engrossing. This one leaves one saying, “who cares?” When it’s finished.
Pale ire, envy, and despair
I last read Hemingway over30 years ago. My opinion of him had been strongly influenced by the academic snobbery of college. One has to overlook his prejudices. The powerful situational characterizations and atmospheric detailing while keeping the language deceptively simplistic are both awesome and unique (and done with far shorter sentences).