UnderGround Forums
 

BookGround >> Read "For Whom the Bell Tolls"


4/9/07 1:07 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Chesty LaRue
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 09-Apr-07
Member Since: 04/26/2005
Posts: 2944
 
Seriously, read it.  It took me quite a while to finish, because it's pretty deep and wordy, but it's sooooooooo good.  I read 120 pages the last night.
4/10/07 11:10 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
kot1k
7 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 10-Apr-07
Member Since: 03/15/2002
Posts: 1741
I never got into Hemingway. I rear a few, including 'For Whom the Bell Tolls" and never got into it. Maybe its time to give it another shot. Why did you like it?
4/10/07 12:03 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
artvanderlei
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 10-Apr-07
Member Since: 06/22/2002
Posts: 3047
I'm not a huge Hemingway fan, but then again I haven't read a whole lot of his stuff (I did read For Whom The Bell Tolls, though, and thought it was okay. Not earth shattering or anything, just okay). But apparently Mike Tyson is a fan (sort of): "Even though this guy Hemingway was a fascist, racist pig, he was right about one thing. He said something that stuck in my head, men are not meant to be defeated, only to die. He was right. As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. We aren't meant to be defeated. I'm a nut case, but that is what I believe."
4/10/07 2:57 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Chesty LaRue
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 10-Apr-07
Member Since: 04/26/2005
Posts: 2948

I liked his writing style... I think lots of writers use too many adjectives and it annoys me... Hemingway could write sparsely yet so vividly, I just loved that.  I also am not a big fan of war novels, but this one was only partially about that, the foreshadowing was excellent.

The only thing is that sometimes I noticed that Robert Jordan would tak to himself for long periods of time, and that would get old fast.  But overall, very good.

4/12/07 2:10 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Kevin Riegle
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 12-Apr-07
Member Since: 08/28/2001
Posts: 368
One of my fav's.....
4/17/07 2:57 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Steppenwolf
3 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 17-Apr-07
Member Since: 11/23/2005
Posts: 228
probably my favorite novel too
4/25/07 10:36 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
FlashGordon2002
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 25-Apr-07
Member Since: 05/23/2002
Posts: 11893
Master of the run-on sentence.
4/25/07 11:21 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Chesty LaRue
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 25-Apr-07
Member Since: 04/26/2005
Posts: 3134

Who cares about run-on sentences when the writing is good?

I gave it to my mom to read :)

5/21/07 2:59 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
NeckCranks
40 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 21-May-07
Member Since: 01/01/2001
Posts: 1544
He loved the short sentences. He's very easy to read.
5/25/07 2:28 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Your Moms Friend
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 25-May-07
Member Since: 04/21/2007
Posts: 110
One of my fav's also.
6/5/07 10:02 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Stu Needlehammer
5 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 05-Jun-07
Member Since: 02/21/2005
Posts: 605
Not a big fan, but he did redefine the American writing style. Short and concise sentences for the most part.
7/8/07 1:51 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
AaronU
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 08-Jul-07
Member Since: 09/26/2003
Posts: 2603
Not a bad book, but I expected more. I didn't find the relationship between Robert Jordan and the girl to be that believable. Almost seemed like Jordan was just trying to get some ass before he died, and thought he loved her to justify it. Also, what was up with the ending? Jordan's about to get killed, and it ends abruptly before he does. Maybe Hemmingway was leaving an open end for a sequel if he made enough money.
7/11/07 9:54 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
ocianain
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Edited: 11-Jul-07
Member Since: 02/05/2006
Posts: 1042
Old Man and the Sea, it's Conan the F'in Barbarian fishin. The indomitable will of man, even an old man, is a powerful thing. As the old man struggles against the great fish he remembers his youth, and his great battle against the giant Cuban negro (armwrestling) this triumph inspires him in his war with the fish (which he wins). The fact the catch is ruined by birds/other fish doesn't matter, the story is about the indomitable will of man, be he white, black, yellow or brown.
11/4/08 5:24 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Tyler Knight
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 4/29/05
Posts: 1164
ocianain - Old Man and the Sea, it's Conan the F'in Barbarian fishin. The indomitable will of man, even an old man, is a powerful thing. As the old man struggles against the great fish he remembers his youth, and his great battle against the giant Cuban negro (armwrestling) this triumph inspires him in his war with the fish (which he wins). The fact the catch is ruined by birds/other fish doesn't matter, the story is about the indomitable will of man, be he white, black, yellow or brown.



GREAT book
11/9/08 12:30 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
croaker
5 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/17/02
Posts: 916
The Old Man and The Sea should be required reading every three months
11/19/08 8:57 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
the fist whisperer
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 4/9/08
Posts: 34
A Moveable Feast, Hemmingway's autobiography on his time in Paris as an unknown writer is my favorite of his work, you should check it out, very profound reflections. A Farewell to Arms is probably my favorite out of his fiction, next to his short stories. There are no happy endings for Hemmingway just endings, I love that.

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.