Chloe's Reviews > The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
70078
's review
Nov 02, 08

bookshelves: classics, fiction, white_whine
Recommended to Chloe by: Stacie Sather
Read in November, 2008, read count: 1

If I take anything away from this book, it should be the opening into understanding Hemingway's style that was written as clearly as anything else he's ever written:

"Be careful, he said to himself, it is all very well for you to write simply and the simpler the better. But do not start to think so damned simply. Know how complicated it is and then state it simply. Do you suppose the Grau du Roi time was all simple because you could write a little of it simply?"

I'm sure I'll have more to say later, but for the time being that's the most valuable thing I learned from this read.
2 likes · likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Garden of Eden.
sign in »

Reading Progress

10/28/2008 page 29
11.69%
show 3 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.