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A Farewell To Arms - Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell To Arms
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Format: hardcover
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
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VictoriaNickers
VictoriaNickers rated it
3.5 A Farewell To Arms
If there is such a thing as chick lit then this novel is the polar opposite, man lit. I should have been reading this novel in a high back chair in some hunting chalet near the roaring fire with a single malt whiskey on ice. The testosterone almost jumped off the page. While I read, I kept thinking ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.0 Good if you strip the vehicle
Alas, The Old Man and the Sea goes unchallenged as my favourite Hemingway. While Farewell has some exceptional excerpts, most of them about war and how soldiers feel towards it, Hemingway can't write romance. I feel it's because he can't write a creditable woman (except maybe Pilar from For Whom t...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.5 Casualties of love and war
A Farewell to Arms is one of those novels I've been meaning to read for the longest time. I think I avoided it when I was younger because I thought it'd be a flowery, sappy love story. Obviously, this was before I started to read the short stories of Hemingway, because otherwise I would've known bet...
Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it
3.0 A Farewell to Arms (Scribner Classics)
Not bad but disappointing considering the reputation that Hemingway commands. The characters all seemed excessively one dimensional. While I understand the desire to avoid detours into internal thought, these characters appeared to have no internal thoughts at all. The protagonist felt like nothing ...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
2.0 Pared down to violence
An American serving as an ambulance manager in the Italian army during WWI narrates his experience. Hemingway, as ever, writes in the moment, in hard clear sentences, allowing no author-signs, no commentary, no corruption of the lean, linear path of Henry's consciousness. This style might allow ambi...
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