Okay, Wikipedia, THERE IS NO INTEGRITY FOR JAKE TO FIND. Wait, is that the message? Whoops.
Title: The Sun Also Rises
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Genre: (Lost Generation) Fiction
The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
This book is wildly praised, extensively praised, for Hemingway’s style and the depth of the story. To me, this book was a borderline idiotic appraisal of awful people drinking and chatting. That’s all they do. DRINK AND TALK. I swear, there’s absolutely no connection between the book and the reader. It’s detached, and I wound up SCANNING the last bit because I just couldn’t stand it! Maybe I’ll like it better when I’m older??? But I just can’t see myself loving this!
REASONS THIS BOOK WAS A BIG BORING MESS
- HONESTLY. There were absolutely no interesting events AT ALL. It was so frustrating, I couldn’t find a single event to be interested in! All they did was walk around, talk, and complain. THAT IS IT. Okay, goodbye! My heart was freaking dying because of the NOTHINGNESS that was this book.
- THE CHARACTERS. There’s honestly nothing there, either. In some books, the characters are unlikeable, but the book is still freaking amazing. Buuuuuut, in this book it was clearly obstructing itself. Literally, it was like I REALLY CAN’T PUH-LEEZ STAHPPPPPPPP.
- Okay, on the bright side it was ~miraculously~ only 200 pages long! The pain, thankfully, was over.
Overall, I would NOT read that book again until I’m 25. AT LEAST. Maybe never. Oy! Thanks for reading! Have you read The Sun Also Rises? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Remember, here’s my Instagram, Facebook, and Goodreads.