A Farewell to Arms

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A Farewell to Arms

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By Hemingway. It's my new favorite book.
Anybody read this?
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No, I've wanted to though. I tried reading "For Whom the Bells Tolls" and just could not do it
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I've only read this book like Hemingway, so I can't really judge him as an author.

In my opinion, this book is fantastic though. The first few chapters start out slow, but then it becomes amazing. :D
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Hm. Well, I'll obtain a copy
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Let me know when you finish it!
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Just bought it...Now reading.
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Cool 8)
Let me know when you finish!
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How many chapters are there? I'm already on Chapter 17. I like how fast the story moves. Sometimes though, I swear Hemingway's sentences just go on and on and on! Also, it kinda reminds me of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller which I've attempted to read before, but I just could not get into it.

Edit: What is his purpose of underlining sentences? Every few pages or so, I'll see something underlined.
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There are 41 chapters, some of the latter chapters are pretty damn long.

For the underlining purpose.. I have absolutely no clue. My version isn't like that.
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Huh. Maybe it was a link I could have clicked on. I'll have to check the next time one pops up. I went to wikipedia to look up Hemingway, and I admire him for his "authenticity" in the novel. As I was reading about his life, it dawned on me why I have a distaste for American literature.
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Why is that?
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The Great Gatsby, (so far) a Farewell to Arms, The Things they Carried, the Gift of the Magi...It all seems to be a recurring theme amongst them. They (perhaps except the Gift of the Magi) they reflect things of the authors were are so dark, and (until I can find a better word) they're very liberal. And while the pieces were written at intervals, deep down they seem to contain the same elements. And it just seems dull to me. I find the literature of Europe in the 18th and maybe 19th century to be much richer like Dumas and the like.

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So you dislike it? :/
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Hardcore wrote:So you dislike it? :/
When cast against the backdrop of American literature, yes. However, within it's own right, I am enjoying the tete e tete between Henry and the priest, Rinaldi, Barkley, and especially Ms. Gage.

Don't worry, I'm still reading it. I'm in Chapter 18
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Good :D
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Update: I'm in Chapter 27 of the book. Trying to make time to read it, but is proving difficult when I am working from 7AM to 3:30PM ~.~
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