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Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway
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it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction

Apart from a few compelling descriptions of hunting and scenery, this book did not hold my attention. I could never really figure out the time jumps; the whole thing came across as one big sweaty alcoholic trek through the African wilderness, interspersed here and there with Hemingway's rambling about the writing process. I suppose there's something to be said for the book's clever layering--the hunt for big game translating into the hunt for good literature and Hemingway's own identity. But the story itself was long-winded and the characters flat. I would only recommend this book to true Hemingway fans looking to learn a little more about their hero and his passions in life.
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2014 – Started Reading
May 9, 2014 – Shelved
May 19, 2014 – Finished Reading
May 20, 2014 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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