The Classics Club
The Classics Spin #19
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For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe (not yet reviewed!!)
For Classics Spin, #19, I got #1:
I’m going into this with fear and trembling, and lots of conflicting feelings:
- I really didn’t like much all the Hemingway’s books I had to read at school
- I’m ashamed that I have not read it yet, seeing the setting!
- So I’m relieved I FINALLY HAVE to read it
- Because of the setting, I hope it will be good
- BUT some Goodreads reviewers who have a love/hate relationship with the author seem to imply it’s really not worth my time…
I am curious. What do YOU think?
I have until end of January to read and review it.
I posted my review on January 18
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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
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I haven’t read anything by Hemingway, although I’ve been wondering about it – just not sure where to start. The Goodreads summary makes me think I’d like Movable Feast, so I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of it.
his most famous and very short is The Old Man and the Sea – fiction. I suggest you try this one
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I haven’t read it but I sincerely hope your fears are unfounded
thanks for the encouragement
For not being a Hemingway fan particularly, I have read several of his books. Not this one though. I await your review!
As this is more nonfiction than fiction, I hope I’ll like it
I listened to it on audio a couple years ago and it was okay. Not one of my favorite works of his. There was a restored edition that came out in 2009 that is supposedly closer to Hemingway’s intention. Apparently, his fourth wife edited the 1964 edition to conform with her prejudices.
Oh I didn’t know about the differences in edition. I’ll just read whatever edition EPL has, I’m going to go pick it up tomorrow, with my surprise book for the Winter Challenge. The suspense sis killing me. They told me my book was ready for pick up, but not what it was!!
I have read this book, so I urge you to set aside your worries. It’s really a jumble of bits and pieces; I’m not sure why it’s considered a single volume. It’s more of a collection. I liked it very much.
that’s a relief, thanks!
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I think it’s always great to read a book that’s been on your mind and finally find out what’s in there! At least your curiosity will be assuaged. And I hope it will have at least some interesting material about Paris.
It definitely should
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