Book Review: “The Sun Also Rises” (1926) by Ernest Hemingway

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The Sun Also Rises almost lost me a number of times. Its plot consists of drinks and hotels and more drinks and dinner and drinks and then back to the hotel and then to SPAIN where they have drinks at the hotel and then dinner with some more drinks. It’s very repetitive and after a while, the rowdy bar nights and seriously unlikable characters turned into one big intoxicated blur that I knew would give me a terrible hangover.

But it wasn’t until I had reached the final pages that I understood that that was exactly the point.

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Reading List: Maritime Adventures

"A Ship Aground" (1828), William Turner.

“A Ship Aground” (1828), William Turner.

There is something about the open ocean that has intrigued artists since man first learned to build a boat. Surviving at sea is a battle with nature, with the gods, with your other crew members, or with yourself (and if you’re Odysseus, all of them at once).

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