Approximately half of the novel is simply great. It reworks the classical Hemingway hero, showing him under a very different light, and even preparing for the sexual revolution of the 1960s. But many parts are...well, it's a book by a very depressed writer, soon to shoot himself, particularly concerned about the fact that he felt he couldn't finish novels anymore, what did you expect?...Continua
This is quite a departure from Hemingway's other novel. It is an interesting story that still leaves traces from the Hemingway's style for depicting a human mind's evolution over the story line.
This is the most despairing novel I've ever read. I hat it, but I don't regret reading it.
Incredibly crazy Catherine! I'm always annoyed by her while I was reading. I didn't expect that she burned up all David first draft, clippings, and the letters from his editor. I burst into tears. I can not help it! I hate tha devil woman who ruined all David's writing. I think I understand that the writing the very thing David cares so much, even more than himself. I believe so.
The endless ending consoled me a little bit. At lease David started over his novel. Wish you good luck!
I hate this book so much! But it was well written....Continua