Book Review: The Sun Also RisesTuesday, November 06, 2012
Happy election day, everyone!
Or...not so happy. Oh well.
I'm too young to vote by one year. Which is rather a good thing because I strongly dislike both candidates and so I'm thankful I don't have to choose!
Yesterday, I finished reading The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
I must say, the writing is classic. After reading even a few sentences, it's clear the author is Hemingway, what with his minimalistic descriptions, emphasis on dialogue and over abundance of language. Plus, most of what the characters said regarded gin, scotch or women. Again, classic Hemingway.
While I appreciated the writing, this was one of those books that really surprised me. There seemed to be very little plot. Most of the book was describing the journey from Paris to Spain and then a fishing trip and then many chapters spent on bull fights, all of which greatly bored me. In the end, I was rather disappointed with this book for its lack of intrigue, though the actual prose itself was quite gratifying.