Month: October 2013

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Posted on October 8, 2013 in Book Review / 1 Comment

Main Points Writing Style I cannot help but compare Fitzgerald to Hemingway because they are both in the same time period and were both in Paris at the same time. And were friends. And so, while I did not enjoy Hemingway very much, I must admit I have no quarrel with Fitzgerald’s writing. He may be a bit over-descriptive at times, but the story/dialogue changes pace so frequently that it’s fun to see where it’s going, rather than confusing. Not very much is straightforward (unlike Hemingway), not even Gatsby’s death at the end. I must […]

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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Posted on October 7, 2013 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Before Reading The main reason I wanted to read this book was because I had recently read The Paris Wife and after seeing his first wife Hadley’s point of view, I wanted to read it from Hemingway’s own perspective. Writing Style (repeat from The Sun also Rises) I can see why so many people love Hemingway’s writing, but it’s really not my thing. It’s pointed, and opinionated, and short, and poignant, and directly to the point (let’s see how many times I can say words that sound like ‘point’ in that sentence). He […]

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