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Hemingway at his most simple and true
on 15 February 2013
As a young writer I've recently been devouring Hemingway books; seeking to stand on the shoulders of this literary giant. This is not only one of his best, but probably in my top five favourite reads. It's a series of short stories, divided by poetic vignettes that are more connected to the overall narrative arc than you initially realise. It is simply gorgeous writing. The stories draw you in and before you want them done they're out. The vignettes are simple paragraphs filled with more imagery and tension than most could create in a chapter. His style is well-suited to the short story and has inspired me to explore the world of short story writers. Much of the book is semi-reality based fiction inspired by parts of Hemingway's early life during the War in Europe and his subsequent return home and his time in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
It's a quick, sweet, and superb novel that will inspire you.