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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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Jan 14, 12

it was ok
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Read from January 08 to 14, 2012

I did not like this book. I mean, I get that it's a classic, and that everyone should read Hemingway, but eh. Nothing happens. There is so much description of the land. The whole time I was thinking of that chapter in the Grapes of Wrath where the turtle crosses the road. I was bored out of my mind.

I understand that this was the lost generation. I am a social studies teacher, and I understand the feeling encapsulated in the story. I get the Lost Generation. I appreciate the sentiments, the angst, the hopelessness, and the "tomorrow we die" attitude. I just don't think I needed 251 pages of it. Some of the description was nice, like the bull fights and all that, but overall I just wanted to be finished with the book so I could start a new one as soon as possible.

My favorite annoying part of the book was the following line: " The girl came in with the coffee and buttered toast. Or, rather, it was bread toasted and buttered." Really? Isn't that time same thing? I read it out loud to everyone I could.
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