I’ve realised that my last post was four months ago. Four months is simultaneously a long and short amount of time. Both a lot can happen within that time frame and not much at all.

In regards to me and my life: a lot has happened, a shit load. There was a major shift. I won’t spare you with all the soppy details but it’s been hard. 

With that in mind, I have been reading. I read both The Sun Also Rises (1926) and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) by Ernest Hemingway. I have to admit that I disliked (read: hated) the former and tolerated the latter which I found only marginally more enjoyable. My dislike for Hemingway’s style is partially why I won’t be writing reviews on either of the books – that as well as the amount of time that has passed and I’ve forgotten the intricacies of the plots etc.

Many people won’t agree with me in regards to Hemingway and his works. I understand that and I respect it, but, I personally did not like reading them. I want to forget that I ever read them (another reason why I refuse to write their reviews). I don’t want to spend any more time on them… however, if you’d like to message me and state why I should give them another chance then please go ahead.

In the meantime, I have finished reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and I’m currently writing my review. I’ve also moved onto Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray which will probably take me a very long time to get through because of its length (over 800 pages!).

 

4 thoughts on “Lack of Posts & Hemingway

  1. I just read The Sun Also Rises, and boy was I disappointed. It was my first experience reading Hemingway. I’m not sure how long it’ll be before I give any of his other work a read. It was terrible.

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    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one – I thought I’d be alone! I guess for an academic audience and for people who want to dissect every single sentence for a deeper meaning it’s good. For Whom the Bell Tolls is much better but yeah, give it a few years, I definitely will be.

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      1. I’m going to review it in a couple of days. I honestly don’t have anything positive to say about it. Just curious to know if you’ve read Fahrenheit 451? Another 20th century classic I didn’t care for. I don’t usually find people who disliked that one as much as I did.

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