Paris Wife, The: A Novel
Publish date: January 1st 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Edition language: English
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While I've never read a Hemingway book, I've always heard that he drank a lot and could be a hard man to get along with. I have seen his house in Key West and saw some of the bars he supposedly hung out in. I was rather taken back in the size of his house there. However, after reading this book, it ...
I really should have DNF'd this book. Putting aside my personal feelings and value judgments I have for Ernest Hemingway, the tone didn't come across as I would have expected. I really knew nothing of his (first) wife, but I would have expected EH to come across more broody and a mean drunk. Instead...
Maybe I should have read more reviews or at least the Wikipedia entry for Ernest Hemingway before reading this. I admit that I knew little about him going into this, but I suppose that made it suspenseful at least, whereas I would have known that I'd find this story disturbing if I'd known what was ...
I've always thought to live a life like Ernest Hemingway would be a dream. Living a life full of adventure with a carefree attitude, writing a book about it and having it published would be quite like heaven. In A Paris Wife, a fictional account of Hemingway's first wife Hadley Richardson we learn ...
This is one of those books that I felt I should know something about since it's all popular and stuff, though, in all honesty, I knew it wouldn't appeal on a personal level seeing as how I've never been a fan of Hemingway, either his works or the stories of him as a person.For the first half, I was ...