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I Killed Hemingway

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The author of Stark Raving Elvis writes a riotous literary tour de force. An erstwhile Hemingway scholar/literary hack agrees to ghost a manuscript for an irascible 60-year-old derelict, who claims Hemingway, his alleged protege, was a plagiarist. When the book becomes an instant bestseller, the remorseful writer must try to harness the forces he helped to unleash, as the ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1993)
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Nov 11, 2012 Judi added it
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This past week I was looking at the entries under and there was an intriguing question about books that people have purchased based on the title alone especially those books in which the title was even more appropriate after the book was read. I would have to say that I Killed Hemingway is the perfect example for this exercise. The title for this book works on at least three levels, two of which are obvious and the last you have to finish 9)he book to understand.

Our narrator, El
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Our main man, one Elliot McGuire, is assigned to check out a claim put forward by a man known as 'Pappy' Markham that he not only knew Hemingway but was, in fact, his murderer. Recognizing that this revelation would rock the literary world, McGuire heads to Key West to check out the story for the publisher who is interested in publishing the man's memoir. Ostensibly our man is fact checking, in reality he's doing little more than rubber stamping the project. Roped in to the intrigue, McGuire len ...more
A wild look into the mind of obsession.

Elliot McGuire a writer with great plans to launch a new age life management system (Life Forms) is stuck ghosting biographies for the not very rich or famous. Life hums along (in a dreary kind of way), when his publisher asks him to investigate the incredible: Someone has written a confession to killing Hemmingway. This pulls Elliot back into the Hemmingway world, where he was once a star scholar.

Definitely an interesting and suspenseful read, which asks
I killed Hemingway by William McCranor Henderson (1995)
Purchased for $1. Interesting read.
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