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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
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Sep 11, 08

it was ok
bookshelves: classics
Read in January, 1999

The old joke proves itself upon reading.

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A (Hemingway): To die. In the rain.

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message 1: by James (new)

James LOL!!!! Oh man that's funny. I still love Ernest's language and the emotion it evokes.

message 2: by Chadijah (new)

Chadijah Mastura I tried to get past the first chapter of this book years ago and never prevailed... This review exactly describes the whole soul of the book :D

message 3: by Dave (last edited Dec 05, 2008 01:53PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Dave Same here. The problem is I was required to read it, so this made things somewhat complicated. Although I rarely succeed, I try to keep my happy/sad feelings from emulating the ratings I give. Just me being me.

I still thought A Farewell to Arms was great, but insitantly sad throughout.

Carol Storm Normally I hate when people trash Hemingway. But THAT was funny!!!

D.C. Gallin hahahah

Emanuel Landeholm I lolled!

Kimberley This book is one of my favorites, but this review made me choke on my coffee. Hilarious!

message 8: by Don Incognito (new)

Don Incognito One probably needs a certain sense of humor to see why that "joke" by Hemingway is funny. I don't.

Sasha I couldn't agree more.

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